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Developmental Education Symposium

Save the Date – April 8, 2014

4th Annual Virginia Community College System Developmental Education Symposium
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

We are happy to announce this innovative professional development opportunity for full and part-time developmental education faculty and student services leaders!

In this symposium, developmental education leaders will network, learn from each other and share strategies for implementing the VCCS developmental education redesign recommendations.

A nationally-recognized developmental education expert will keynote the event. Attendees will participate in working meetings facilitated by national and VCCS leaders.

Participants in the Developmental Education Symposium whose campus is 50 or more miles from the Hotel Roanoke are entitled to one night’s coverage per person. A room block at Hotel Roanoke is available for those attending just the Symposium. Those planning to stay for New Horizons who won a room in the lottery are welcome to book their reservations now. Those who did not receive a room in the lottery and do not wish to change hotels midweek may book at the Sheraton Roanoke under the New Horizons room block and will be credited one night per employee per event. Those wishing to avoid having to self-pay hotel costs are encouraged to room with a colleague and have all nights covered.

Symposium registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you there!

To view the agenda at-a-glance, please click here.


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Developmental Education Symposium - Hotel Policy

  • We have a room block at the Hotel Roanoke to allow reservations for Monday (4/7/2014) or Tuesday (4/8/2014) nights. If you will require accommodations on both nights in order to attend the Symposium, please know that the VCCS will cover one night’s room and tax for every employee (full‐time and adjunct) whose campus is 75 or more miles from the Hotel Roanoke.
  • If you choose to room with a colleague who is also attending the symposium, you may have both nights covered.
  • The room rate is $118 for single or double occupancy and includes free Internet. Please be prepared to provide a personal credit card number to guarantee your reservation when you call. Once you check in, the charge will be transferred to the master account. Until then, you may see a hold in the amount of one night’s deposit on your card.
  • Reservations must be made by March 14, 2014. The hotel's reservations desk is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Developmental Education Symposium is separate from New Horizons and participation has no effect on room policy and allowance for that conference.
  • The hotel has a 24-hour cancellation policy for this event. If you must cancel, do so before 4:00 p.m. on March 24, 2014 to avoid a charge to your personal credit card. No-shows are the responsibility of the individual.
  • A parking fee of $7.00/night is the responsibility of the individual.

For questions or concerns, please contact Michael Weisbrod in the Academic Services and Research Office.

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VCCS Developmental Education Symposium Additional Information


Meeting Location
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
(540) 985-5900

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
March 14, 2014

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