Call For Presentations


The Teaching & Learning Commons (TLC) invites you to come Celebrate with us on May 10th at our 4th annual event, with sessions designed to:


  • Enhance your teaching;
  • Showcase the latest instructional technologies;
  • Promote networking for research collaboration (especially as it relates to the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning);
  • Share examples of academic excellence (e.g. assessment);
  • Encourage fun and energizing wellness activities.

There will also be post-event (“after party”) professional development sessions and open houses on May 11th with one-on-one consultations available.


The TLC strives for balance in our educational programs that meet various interests. To achieve this, the TLC is looking for dynamic and interactive presentations (approximately 1 hour in length including Q&A) that challenge our thinking and promote innovation in teaching & learning. If you have an interesting presentation idea, you are invited to submit a proposal with the following:


  • Speaker Profile (short bio, recent picture, and one-sentence teaching philosophy)
  • What is your topic idea and how does it relate to the broader mission of CELEBRATE for the WVU teaching community? (If you have a topic that speaks to a more targeted audience, you may wish to consider offering an “after party” workshop on May 11th).
  • How will you ensure that your topic is engaging and interactive?
  • Is your topic better suited to a presentation, panel, group discussion, webinar, poster session, or some other format? Are you willing to have your presentation webcast to the regional campuses? (We encourage partnering with others to provide a richer experience that may have cross-disciplinary appeal.)

Application Procedure: Complete the online proposal form (available at tlcommons.wvu.edu/celebrate) by 5 PM on March 24, 2017. Selected presenters will be notified the week of April 3, 2017.

Review and Selection: Applications will be reviewed by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, members of the TLC Faculty Advisory Council, and senior staff within the Teaching and Learning Commons. Review criteria include broad topic appeal, potential for engagement, and support of event goals.

Questions? Contact the Teaching & Learning Commons at tlcommons@mail.wvu.edu or via phone at (304) 293-5824.