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The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is a place for faculty support in the area of teaching and pedagogy. FACET is working to become the primary support for teaching on the WVSU campus. It provides several different types of professional development for all faculty, including Brown-Bag Lunches, Workshops, Lectures, and Academic Community Support Groups. 

Below you will find descriptions of each of the types of programs available along with a dates and times for events.  We hope to see you throughout the semester.

Brown Bag Lunches:

FACET presents a series of Brown Bag events. No registration is required to attend these 60-minute interactive conversations among colleagues. Just mark your calendar, pack a brown bag lunch, and come to the designated room on the designated day. We’ll provide the dessert (cookies, of course), conversation starters, and facilitators. You and your colleagues will do the rest. (Learn more here...)

FACET Sessions

FACET sessions are a more formalized approach to gaining and discussing information.  In the FACET sessions we will begin with a person or a panel providing information on the session’s topic and then open the floor for discussions and questions.    The key component to these sessions will be discussion and participation from members who join us.  (Learn more here...)


Teaching/Learning Groups

Teaching-Learning Groups are small groups of faculty who meet regularly each semester to discuss specific topics of shared interest or to meet the needs of specific groups.  FACET will provide the space and help secure necessary resources. Preliminary organizational meetings will be announced via the Faculty List serve and subsequent meetings will be determined at that time. (Learn more here...)


West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System with support from the Faculty Advisory Council sponsors the 17th annual West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar. Like its counterpart in more than 25 states, Canada, and the Pacific Rim, the focus of the seminar will be on innovations and challenges of instruction at the college and university level. (Learn more here...) 

West Virginia State University Outstanding Teacher Award

The purpose of the WVSU Outstanding Teacher Award is to recognize excellence in teaching and to honor an individual faculty member for excellence in his/her teaching accomplishments.  (Learn More here...).  

Nomination deadline for 2012/2013: Saturday, March 23rd.

FACET Event Proposals

Have an idea for a FACET event?  Want to begin a Teaching / Learning Group?  Please fill out a proposal form. (Learn more here...)


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