WVU Parkersburg holds professional development training sessions

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WVU Parkersburg continues its commitment to providing the best student experience with fall in-service training. Sessions were held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These sessions brought faculty together to provide professional development and discuss best practices for academics with new data and changing technology.

Topics discussed were based on comprehensive data collection, and speakers addressed how to improve student engagement and performance through informed teaching strategies and guidance.

Dr. Torie Jackson, director for the Center for Teaching Excellence and interim chair for the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences division, began by sharing a comprehensive look at how faculty can better reach students utilizing communication technology they’re most comfortable using.

Anthony Underwood, vice president for Student Services, explored how data can be used to serve students with innovation and compassion.

In-service takes place each semester at the college, but the recent opening of the Center for Teaching Excellence now provides additional resources for faculty to enhance their technical skills and teaching methods.


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