Teaching Scholars Program

The Teaching Scholars Program via Zoom focuses on developing educational theories/technologies as well as promoting educational skills, critical thinking, and innovative approaches among WVU Health Sciences Center faculty. The program is as an online course via Secure OnLine Environment (SOLE) with only one hour of meeting time each week from September thru May.  Weekly attendance is important as well as completion of weekly online evaluations.

The modules for this program will include:

  • Learning Styles & Strategies
  • Scholarship in Education
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership in Education
  • Assessment

The Mission Statement for the Teaching Scholars Program is:

“Scholarship in teaching . . . Excellence in Teaching”

The Teaching Scholars Program is a two-year program where first-year scholars attend weekly workshops from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays via Zoom. Second-year scholars meet monthly at a time of their choice to collaborate on research projects. In addition, second-year scholars act as mentors for the first-year scholars and may involve first-year scholars in on-going research and scholarship projects.

Scholars may be tenured or non-tenured and at the rank or above the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptions will be made for part-time faculty and instructors as space in the program permits. We encourage faculty members who wish to participate in the Teaching Scholars Program to work closely with appropriate immediate supervisors or chairs/department heads in developing proposals that are clear about what applicants hope to accomplish in the Teaching Scholars Program. The involvement of such persons will help assure that the Teaching Scholars Program will assist in meeting the needs of the faculty and the institution as a whole. We also recommend that faculty members apply early enough to assure that respective chairs/department heads and directors have sufficient time to complete their sections of the applications and make plans for the coming year for accepted faculty to participate.

To apply complete the application and click "Enroll." To assist you in the completion of your application you will find below a template to use as an example.  The 2022 application will be available in the Spring of 2022.



Sample third person biosketch limited to 300 words:

Susan B. Anthony, PT, is an Associate Professor at WVU in the Physical Therapy Program and is currently a PhD student in the Educational Psychology Program also at WVU. She received the Innovative Teaching Award in 2007 and 2008 for implementing unique teaching strategies. She was instrumental in developing a rotation for junior students in a skilled nursing facility. She also contributed to a course redesign for the introduction to rehabilitation which included multi media health outreach program. She also developed a course evaluation plan which charts the effectiveness of feedback. She is the author of 2 textbooks which focus on basic and applied research skills.

Applications should be submitted electronically by August 13, 2021. Enrollment will be limited to 30 faculty.

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