NLCVA Sponsors IDEAx Annual Workshop

NLCVA is helping to sponsor the upcoming IDEAx Annual Meeting and Workshop. It is scheduled to meet the day after our September meeting and in the same location:

September 15, 2017

Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place
Midlothian, VA

IDEAx is the Instructional Development EducationalExchange Alliance (

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Image from 2017 Online College Students Report Infographic

  • Did you know that 59% of online college students do in fact travel to campus between 1 and 5 times per year?
  • Did you know that for the first time, a higher percentage of online students shopped around for the right school instead of checking into just one school?
  • Did you know that 77% of online college students reported taking advantage of their school’s career services?

Take a look at the infographic of highlights from the report, Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences conducted by Aslanian Market Research and The Learning House, Inc. Go here for more information and a full copy of the report.

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Next Membership Meeting: Thursday, 9/14/17 in Midlothian

Our first meeting of the 17-18 academic year is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017, 1:00-3:00 at the VCCS Office in Midlothian. More information forthcoming. Enjoy the summer!

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NLCVA Annual Retreat: May 15

NLCVA’s third annual retreat is scheduled for Monday, May 15, approximately 9:30am-3:00pm. We will meet at UVA. The retreat is a time to review this year’s activities, plan for the next academic year, and discuss ideas for enhancing “the NLCVA experience.” More details to follow! Please feel welcome to attend even if your institution is not (yet) a member!

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Open Education Week 2017

Open Education Week is scheduled for March 27-31. OEW is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.  Visit 

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Membership/Board Meeting Monday, January 23, 2017

The next Membership/Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00-3:00PM (EST). We have the UVA/VT Richmond Center reserved and, as always, you can attend virtually either through teleconference or Google Hangout. Click here for the draft agenda.

On-Prem Meeting Location:
2810 N Parham Road
Richmond, VA
Conference Room #313
Driving Directions:

Teleconference Number:
Dial: 866-842-5779
Code: 5405683393

Google Hangout

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SCHEV Report on Cooperative Degree Legislation

schev_report_coop_degree_program_sept_2016Virginia Statute §23.1-909, enacted in 2015, states: “The Secretary of Education and the director of the Council [SCHEV], in consultation with each public institution of higher education and nonprofit private institution of higher education, shall develop a plan to establish and advertise a cooperative degree program whereby any undergraduate student enrolled at any public institution of higher education or nonprofit private institution of higher education may complete, through the use of online courses at any such institution, the course credit requirements to receive a degree at a tuition cost not to exceed $4,000, or the lowest cost that is achievable, per academic year.” Secretary Dietra Trent and SCHEV Director Peter Blake submitted a progress report on October 1, 2016.

NLCVA was asked to share opinions and insights about the proposed legislation as the progress report was developed. That input is included in the last page of the document.

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NLCVA Hot Topic Meeting at Open Ed 16

During lunch at Wednesday’s (11/3/16) Open Ed lunch break, NLCVA hosted a discussion about web accessibility with Lori Kressin from UVa. Art, Jon, Kristin and Sarah (all NLCVA member reps)- and two conference attendees who just needed a seat for lunch joined the discussion. Members can view the meeting notes.

Members can also view meeting notes from our first Hot Topic meeting, which revolved around Online Learning Policy.


From far left: Art, Lori, Kristin, Guest, Jon and Sarah (taking the pic)

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Board of Directors Meeting Monday, 9/19/16, 1:00-3:00pm

Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year! Our first Board of Directors (membership) meeting for this year is scheduled for Monday, 9/19/16, 1:00pm-3:00pm. I have reserved a conference room at the UVA/VT Richmond Center so please come on site if you can. However, as usual, you can call into a conference call. An agenda will be forthcoming.

UVA/VT (or VT/UVA) Richmond Center Location:

2810 N Parham Road
Suite 300
Richmond, VA
Conference Room #313
Driving Directions:

Call in:
Dial: 866-842-5779
Code: 5405683393

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Online Learning Policy Meeting June 24, 2016– NLCVA Sponsored Event

NLCVA is sponsoring its first Pop-Up Topic Meeting Friday, June 24, 2016. NLCVA members and friends are encouraged to come to James Madison University to meet with colleagues and share a light lunch. However, you are welcome to attend virtually (link available by Thursday, June 23). Here are the details:

Date:  Friday, June 24, 2014
Time:  10:30am-2:00pm (meeting will officially start at 11:00am)
Location: JMU Rose Library Room 5211 and online
Topic: Online Learning Policy

Link to Agenda

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