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Faculty Professional Development

The professional-development sessions listed below are just a few of the opportunities available. Visit the Events section of the Teaching and Learning Commons website to view all opportunities and register for the ones you would like to attend. 

If you have questions regarding any of the offerings below, please contact the unit providing the event. 


AUGUST

Fall Hybrid Teaching Institute (FHTI)

Fall 2020 Semester (registration is ongoing through the fall semester)

To help support WVU faculty and instructors with (re)designing their Fall 2020 courses, the Teaching and Learning Commons is offering an 8-module Fall Hybrid Teaching Institute (FHTI), which runs from May 18th through the Fall 2020 semester (registration is ongoing through the fall semester). This institute covers the spectrum of delivery modalities available, including an exploration of the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) instructional model that is quickly gaining popularity.

For details and to self-enroll, please visit our institute web page.

Provided by: Teaching and Learning Commons


 

eCampus 101 – ITS Training

August 24  |  Monday  |  9 am – 11 am  |  Register For August 24th
August 25  |  Tuesday  |  9 am – 11 am  |  Register For August 25th
August 26  |  Wednesday  |  1 pm – 3 pm  |  Register For August 26th
August 27  |  Thursday  |  1 pm – 3 pm  |  Register For August 27th
August 28  |  Friday  |  9 am – 11 am |  Register For August 28th

This introductory course is designed to help you become familiar with how to navigate in the eCampus system as an instructor, and to begin setting up your first course from scratch.

Provided by: Information Technology Services


 

eCampus Grade Center – ITS Training

August 24  |  Monday  |  1 pm – 3 pm  |  Register For August 24th
August 25  |  Tuesday  |  1 pm – 3 pm  |  Register For August 25th
August 26  |  Wednesday  |  9 am – 11 am  |  Register For August 26th
August 27  |  Thursday  |  9 am – 11 am  |  Register For August 27th

This course is designed to introduce the eCampus Grade Center, where faculty can manage grades for all assignments in the course.

Provided by: Information Technology Services


Introduction to Digital Measures for New Faculty (Faculty Members)

August 25, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Digital Measures is the system all faculty must use for their annual reviews, as well as any promotion/tenure reviews. This session will provide a general overview of Digital Measures at WVU. We will focus on basic expectations and usage of the system. All new faculty are encouraged to attend this session, as well as any existing faculty who would like a refresher.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenter

Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, ECAS

Teaching Scholars Program

Ongoing (from August 27, 2020 through May 13, 2021)

This online teaching development program focuses on developing and promoting educational skills, critical thinking, innovative teaching, scholarship in education, and enhancing leadership skills among WVU faculty. Consider how this program could have an impact on your individual professional development and your department’s accreditation process.

For more information, visit the Faculty Development website.

Provided by: HSC Faculty Development Program


Going Up with Digital Measures (Faculty Members)

August 28, 2020  |  10:00 am-12:00 pm

Since 2017-18, all faculty going up for promotion and/or tenure have been required to submit their review materials through Digital Measures. This session will focus on more advanced usage of Digital Measures with a view toward that promotion and tenure process. All faculty who are going up for promotion and/or tenure in the 2020-21 cycle are encouraged to attend. Please review your Digital Measures account in advance and bring any questions you may have.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenter

Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, ECAS

SEPTEMBER

Strategic Planning and Doing for the Academic Leader (Chairpersons and Academic Leaders)

September 2, 2020  |  1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Strategic planning has a justly earned questionable reputation. What is the relationship of planning to doing? Does it vary by size of unit? Diversity of offerings? Complexity of challenge? This presentation introduces a malleable, manageable format for getting things done and provides a process for moving from idea to accomplishment for your unit.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenter

Mark McCoy, Senior Advisor to the President

Program Review: Process and Expectations

September 10  |  1 pm–2:30 pm

Periodic, purposeful change is a part of any improvement cycle. In this workshop, Louis Slimak, Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, will discuss the latest revisions to WVU's program-review process. He will explore the changes in requirements, the use of standardized data, the Qualtrics-based process, and institutional expectations.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenter

Louis Slimak, Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment

Academic Integrity at WVU: Policy and Process

Sept. 17, 2020  |  2 pm-3:30 pm

What happens if I report suspected academic dishonesty?

How time-consuming is this process? What will be expected of me? This workshop will address these common questions raised by instructors – and more. In addition to process-focused information, the presenters will discuss other services and resources offered by the Office of Academic Integrity and provide data updates on general trends related to academic integrity at WVU. Perspectives will be shared by faculty as well.

Provided by: Office of Student Conduct, Teaching and Learning Commons


Presenters

Azalea M. Hulbert, Director of Academic Integrity
Justine Lee, Assistant Director of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Faculty Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure Information Session (Faculty Members)

September 22, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
September 24, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm

This is an information session on annual reviews and the promotion and/or tenure process. The discussion will cover basic information such as the timeline and calendar for the process, understanding the role of Digital Measures in this process, as well as best practices for preparing for the Promotion and/or Tenure Process for Tenure Track and Extension Tenure Track faculty members. There will also be a discussion of Modification of Duties for Certain Full-Time Faculty and Extension of the Tenure Clock.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenters

Presha Neidermeyer, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Chris Staples, Special Assistant to the Provost Office

Virtual writing sprint on equity and inclusion in teaching

Two-part process:
Sept. 24 - 8 am – Sept 27 - 11:59 pm  |  Write questions
Oct. 8 - 8 am – Oct. 11 - 11:59 pm  |  Write answers

The Teaching and Learning Commons is partnering with the Eberly College to facilitate a writing sprint on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching. If you have an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in classrooms, here’s your opportunity to get involved! You don’t have to be an expert on the topic to participate; all you need is a desire to create and sustain inclusive environments that support all learners.

The process will be twofold—first, participants will generate questions, then they will generate answers. You can choose to contribute—anonymously—to either the questions or the answers or both. Once we have collected all the information, we will share it with the university community. Our goal is to equip all instructors with tools and techniques to address current or potential questions related to equity and inclusion in teaching.

Sign up and become our partner in equity-driven teaching and learning!

You can view the Google doc we will use here. It will be available to edit during the timeframes specified above.

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Commons


Developing Your Education (Teaching) Portfolio

September 25  |  11 am –12 pm
October 16  |  1 pm– 2 pm

Do you have a portfolio or are you thinking about creating one? In this session, Beckley will explore the main elements, purpose, and value of a portfolio. She will share sample teaching portfolios and explore how approaches may differ across disciplines. She will introduce you to Portfolium, a tool that WVU recommends for creating electronic portfolios and is available to you and your students at no additional cost!

Offered by: Teaching and Learning Commons


Presenter

Tracey Beckley, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure Training (Chairs and Academic Leaders)

September 28, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
September 30, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm

This is a workshop on annual reviews and the promotion and/or tenure process. The session will cover the information to include in an annual review and specific examples for several tracks and ranks. We will discuss best practices on what to include in these letters.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenters

Presha Neidermeyer, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Chris Staples, Special Assistant to the Provost Office

OCTOBER

Promoting Integrity in the Classroom

October 1, 2020  |  2:00 pm –3:30 pm

How can I proactively protect the integrity of my class – especially during challenging times? This workshop will help instructors identify practical strategies to build a culture of integrity in the classroom, even—or especially—during challenging times. Additionally, the presenters will share tips on how to detect and address misconduct when it does occur.

Perspectives will be shared by faculty as well.

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Commons


Presenters

Azalea M. Hulbert, Director of Academic Integrity
Justine Lee, Assistant Director of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Research and Scholarly Activity at WVU

October 2, 2020  |  1:00 pm –3:00 pm

The Research Office will lead a discussion to aid you in conducting research at WVU, emphasizing the resources available to assist you in pursuing your scholarly agenda. Join us to learn about funding sources, what you should be aware of related to grants, rules and regulations that can save you time and effort, and where to go for questions.

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Commons


Moderators

Melanie Page, Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities
Sheena Murphy, Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Faculty Evaluation and Promotion Information Session (Non-tenure Track Faculty Members)

October 6, 2020  |  1:00 pm-3:00 pm

This is an information session on annual reviews and the promotion process. The discussion will cover basic information such as the timeline and calendar for the process, understanding the role of Digital Measures, as well as best practices for preparing for the promotion process for Non-tenure Track faculty members including Teaching, Service, Research, Librarian, Clinical, and Extension Faculty. There will also be a discussion of Modification of Duties for Certain Full-Time Faculty.

Provided by: Office of the Provost


Presenters

Presha Neidermeyer, Associate Provost for academic Personnel
Chris Staples, Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost

Moderator

Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Culture