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Important New Resources for Peer Groups

New VCCS Peer Group Application 

Proposed Peer Group Information

Please be descriptive and concise  for the Proposed Peer Group Name.

 

  • A Tier #1 group is comprised primarily of teaching faculty.
  • A Tier #2 group is comprised of personnel not classified as teaching faculty yet associated with student success.
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    Please provide a brief description of the proposed peer group and the audience intended.

     

     

    Tier #1 applicants: List the designators of courses of faculty who are to be included in this group. (i.e. HMS (human resources), PBS (public service) and MEN (mental health) for a purposed human services peer group).

    Tier #2 applicants: List the common titles of those to be enrolled in this peer group.

     

     

    If the proposed peer group is affiliated with a national organization, provide the name of the organization and the url of their website below.

     

     

    Peer Group Leader Information

     

     

    Please enter your mailing address at the college.

     

     

    Other Planning Group Members Information

     

     


     


     

     


     


     

    1. Do you certify a minimum of 12 or more VCCS employees are interested in becoming a member of this peer group?

     

     

    2. Describe the purpose of the proposed peer group. At the end of the description, put the percentages of the proposed different foci of meetings and work. (Please limit to 100 words or 1,000 characters)

     

     

    Please put the percentages of the proposed different foci of meetings and work: (They must total to 100%)


    Total = 100%

     

    3. Will the peer group serve a significant number of VCCS community colleges, or will it support important existing or emerging academic programs that might not demonstrate high number of students, but are important to the VCCS? Justify your answer in 100 words or less, 1,000 characters.

     

    4. Will the peer group serve a significant number of VCCS full-time or part-time personnel associated with teaching and learning, or will it support personnel involved in important existing or emerging academic programs that might not demonstrate high numbers of students, but are important to the VCCS? Justify your answer in 100 words or less, 1,000 characters.

     

    5. Indentify the desired outcomes(i.e.goals and objectives) of the peer group's work in 100 words or less, 1,000 characters.

     

     

    6. Describe how the outcomes of the peer group's activities align with the mission and strategic direction of the VCCS as well as the mission of the Office of Professional Development Peer Group Program. (100 words or less, 1,000 characters)

     

     

    7. Describe how the desired outcomes will be evaluated. Consider using the four-part rubric of reaction, learning, behavior, and results used by Fitzpatrick, Sanders, and Worthen. (Fitzpatrick, Sanders, and Worthen (2004) Program evaluation: Alternative approaches and practical guidelines. New York: Longman).  (100 words or less, 1,000 characters)

     

     

    8. Describe how the peer group will add value to the system and its constituents in 100 words or less, 1,000 characters.

     

     

     

    9. How will the peer group organize itself for sustainability? Describe the processes for designating leaders, communicating with members, program planning, etc. in 100 words or less, 1,000 characters.

     

    * Required
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