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The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides teaching support and resources for faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. TLC staff collaborate with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching tools, whether on campus or online, to deepen student learning.

TLC Spotlight Events and Services

New Faculty orientation           

Welcome, New Faculty!

The New Faculty Orientation is organized to welcome new faculty to WVU and provide valuable information to help you get started here. This year, the event will be spread out over two days in two formats; it will be held online on August 9 and in-person on August 10. Please visit the NFO webpage for details.


NFO Webpage
West Virginia University Statewide Technology Conference: Leading the way through innovation and change

Registration now open for the WV Statewide Technology Conference (WVSTC)

WVSTC is a technology conference organized for West Virginia's K-12, Higher Education, State and Local Government, and non-profit professionals. Concurrent sessions at this 3-day conference allow participants to learn, network, and get insight into the latest education technology innovations. This year, the conference will be held July 18 – 20, 2022, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV.

For details or to register, please visit the WVSTC website.


WVSTC Website

congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 OER Grant

This year's recipients of the Open Education Resources grant have been announced:

Benjamin Silverberg – WVU Health Sciences Center, Department of Human Performance

Adrienne Williams – WVU Tech, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences – Department of Biology

Maegen Shultz – WVU Tech, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences – Department of Mathematics

Yong – Lak, Park - WVU Evansdale Campus, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Department of Plant and Soil Science

Alyssa Beall - WVU Main Campus, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religious Studies

To learn more about OER, visit the OER Grant webpage.


OER Grant Webpage
WVU Press Spotlight

WVU Press Author Shares His Thoughts on Grades and Student Mental Health

In a recent blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Eyler makes the case for an urgent conversation he believes we should be having. The topic of the conversation? The impact of grades on student well-being. Eyler is the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct associate professor of humanities at Rice University. He is also an author in the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series published by WVU Press.


Read Article on Inside Higher Ed Website
WVU Teaching and Learning Commons SPOTLIGHT
Female student sitting on bed doing school work 

Providing Reasonable Accommodations

Accommodating students who are in quarantine, isolation, or are symptomatic but undiagnosed, is challenging and will be unique to your course and students. “Reasonable accommodations” should be made but those actions will vary by course, activity, and learning outcome. These accommodations should give students the information and assignments necessary to achieve the course goals.

The Teaching and Learning Commons has compiled a few things to take into consideration when evaluating accommodation options. Visit our accommodation page for some ideas on meeting these challenges.

Providing Reasonable Accommodations Webpage

New Teaching Resource at Potomac State College

The new Active Learning Center in Keyser hosted an open house on April 29, 2022. The Center is a joint venture between our TLC affiliate in Keyser and Potomac State College. Here are some photos from the event (click photos view larger image).

Discussion at table in Active Learning Center
Close up of discussion in Active Learning Center
Close up of member of discussion in Active Learning Center
Discussion in Active Learning Center


Aimee Morehead smiling

Award for Outstanding Teaching to One of Our Own!

Aimee Morewood, Professor and Program Coordinator of Literacy Education and a Teaching and Learning Commons Faculty Associate, was just awarded a 2022 WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. Read more about Professor Morewood and the award.


Award Announcement

Educators Designing Great Experiences

May 23, 2022 until September 6, 2022

Registrations are now open for this self-paced summer course that will guide you through the elements of designing and delivering a quality course, regardless of modality. The course will open Monday, May 23rd, 2022, and remain available until Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.

For details or to sign up, visit the course page.


EDGE Teaching Institute Webpage
WVU Teaching and Learning Commons SPOTLIGHT

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The Teaching and Learning Commons strives to curate resources for our instructors to help promote health and wellness for our campus community. Being more informed of the various support services available can make us all better responders should we encounter someone at risk. For example, the WVU CARE Team provides assistance and interventions as referrals are made to help students and the WVU community.


What do we do when a student is in crisis? Help Sheet


Make a CARE Referral
Full list of Resources
Teaching and Learning Commons: Video Catalog

Did you know?

We have a video catalog, which contains recordings on a wide variety of topics. Whether you want to know more about Tips for Teaching Online Labs, Testing in eCampus, Keeping Your Students Awake, or Re-Thinking Course Level Assessments, you will find a treasure trove of topics and information in our video catalog. Check it out!


Video Catalog

Sessions by Demand

Did you know we can provide customized sessions on a variety of teaching and learning related topics? To learn more or to request a session, please click the button below.


Sessions by Demand Webpage

Friends of TLC

Join the "Friends of TLC" group on Teams where we keep the conversation going on topics related to teaching and learning. Learn more about TLC initiatives, resources, and events. This site is open to anyone with an interest in the work of the TLC.


Join Friends of TLC on Teams

Event and Workshop Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Visit our Event and Workshop page or the full calendar to view all events.

Please note that recordings of previously held webinars are on our Video Catalog page.