Meet the New Zx23 Project Manager: Cheryl Huff

Last week on this blog I announced the official release of the Zx23 Project Request for Applications. Today, I’d like to announce the selection of Cheryl Huff as the new, full-time Program Manager for the Zx23 Project.  Cheryl (BA, MA-LA, M.Litt) has been teaching, chairing, training faculty, and coordinating projects at Germanna Community College for the past nine years. Her background is […]

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Zx23 Project Request for Applications Released

VCCS colleges interested in being part of the…drumroll please…ground-breaking…innovative…envelope-pushing Zx23 Project can now download the official Zx23 Project Request for Applications. The Z x 23 Project is a one-year grant to support the VCCS’s long-term goal of scaling Z-Degrees to all 23 VCCS colleges. The $200,000 grant from The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, combined with matching funds from Chancellor DuBois […]

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First in the World Grant

On Monday, the US Department of Education announced another round of First in the World grants, offering $60 million to eligible colleges and universities for the development and testing of innovative approaches and strategies to improve postsecondary education attainment.  A significant chunk of the grant funds–$16 million–is reserved for institutions designated as minority-serving institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and […]

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OpenVA 2.1 Recording

If you missed the OpenVA 2.1 meeting on May 2nd at William & Mary, have no fear. Thanks to the miracle of the interwebs you can view a recording of the livestream. Really, it’s just like the actual livestream, only streamier.   Here’s the link: http://wmedu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fc370492-816a-40fa-8460-c3de4bdc3939

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What the Best College Teachers Do

During the scenic two-hour shuttle ride from the Calgary Airport to Banff on my way to the Open Education Global conference I managed to plow through the slim little bestseller, What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain. Dr. Bain was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s VCCS New Horizons conference and I was really captivated by his […]

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