FACULTY INSTITUTE

GeoTEd-UAS Faculty Institute.

Faculty Institute

Recent Updates!

Thank you for your interest in applying for GeoTEd-UAS!  GeoTEd-UAS will meet for 5 days (May 20 – May 25, 2018).

What: GeoTEd-UAS Institute Professional Development Cohort

Who: Community College / 2-Year College Faculty (full-time faculty only)

Topic:  Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations Technician Training

When:  May 20-25, 2018

Where:  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Workshop Prerequisite: Participants must have obtained their FAA Part 107 Airman’s Certificate prior to attending the Institute.

Online Application:  can be found here.

Online Payment System: can be found here.

What is GeoTEd-UAS?
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) represents a new data collection tool, that can add tremendous value to industry and decision making. Many existing employment sectors have an immediate need for Operations Technicians to take advantage of UAS operations capabilities.

This professional development opportunity is designed to provide training for community college faculty in the operation of UAS.  After attending the GeoTEd-UAS Institute, faculty will be better qualified to serve as UAS instructors, to integrate sUAS within their existing  discipline / curriculum, and to provide the trained technicians needed to meet employer demand.

Cost: We have already allocated the limited number of faculty professional development scholarships available to Virginia Community College faculty. With that being said, we still have a couple of non-scholarship seats available at the workshop. These seats will be provided to interested faculty participants. Participants will be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Participants are responsible for covering their own travel and workshop related expenses (if flying, Roanoke, VA is the closest airport).

For individuals who are interested in joining the cohort, there are two workshop payment options:

1. All Inclusive Package: $1,300 (includes room [single occupancy dorm room with a private bath & A/C] and board, workshop instruction, workshop supplies/materials while in Blacksburg). Participants are only responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Blacksburg, VA.

2. The Commuter Package: $850 (includes other workshop supplies and materials, and lunches, but does not include room accommodations or breakfasts / dinners). This option is being offered only to individuals who live locally. Participants are responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Blacksburg, VA.

If you have any questions about the GeoTEd-UAS, please feel free to contact David Webb (davidewebb@outlook.com ), Cherie Aukland (TNCC |auklandc@tncc.edu), Fred Coeburn (MECC  |  fcoeburn@mecc.edu), Chris Carter (VSGC | cxcarter@odu.edu), or John McGee (VT | jmcg@vt.edu).

About the Faculty Institute

The first GeoTEd-UAS faculty institute was held on May 21-26, 2017 at Virginia Tech.

Faculty were competitively selected to attend the Institute.

What: GeoTEd-UAS Institute Professional Development Cohort

Who: Community College Faculty (full-time faculty only)

Topic: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations Technician Training

When: May 21-26, 2017. Spring 2018 dates: May 20-25, 2018

Where: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Travel: Community colleges are expected to cover the cost of transportation to the workshop (Blacksburg), and provide leadership and support for the development of UAS pathways at their respective colleges.

Requirements:

The GeoTEd-UAS Institute is available to full-time community college faculty.

Expectations of faculty attending the Institute include:

  • Attend the GeoTEd-UAS Institute (5 days) in the Spring 2017 and Spring 2018 (late May, early June) in Blacksburg, VA.
  • Develop courses and pathways at your college to prepare UASOT.
  • Access the offerings of other colleges as needed to provide UASOT opportunities to students. Become a college-wide resource in the use and application of UAS to faculty in other curricula.
  • Provide training to those faculty in the legal, safe, and productive operation and analysis of UAS collected data.
  • Publicize the use of UAS to increase UASOT program enrollment in both your service region and across the state and region.