Teaching Scholars Program

The Teaching Scholars Program 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 face to face meeting time each week from September to 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 am to 9:00 am on Thursdays.  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. The printed application is available by clicking viewing the TSP Application Form. Also find attached a template to use as a resource as you complete your application for the TSP (TSP Application Template). 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 print the application, complete and send to the address listed below. To assist you in the completion of your application you will find below a template to use as an example.

 

TSP Template

TSP Application

 

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.

 

The completed application and any questions should be sent by July 31, 2019 to:

Gwendolyn Marshall, MSIR
Program Coordinator Senior
Faculty Development
PO Box 9170
Voice: (304) 293-5266
Fax: (304) 293-5999
gmarshall@hsc.wvu.edu