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Conversations Supporting Student Success


Celebrate, presented by the WVU Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC), is an annual event providing an opportunity to showcase and celebrate teaching, learning, and research efforts and accomplishments. Presentations will focus on:

  • Enhancing your teaching;
  • Showcasing the latest instructional approaches and technologies (e.g., universal design/accessibility);
  • Promoting networking for research collaboration (especially as it relates to the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning);
  • Sharing examples of academic excellence (e.g., assessment, student success); and
  • Encouraging fun and energizing wellness activities.

Celebrate Our Faculty

Celebrate is a time to recognize excellence in teaching! Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Foundation Outstanding Teaching Awards, Teaching and Service Awards, the Open Learning Educator Award for the State of West Virginia, and to the exceptional WVU faculty members who were named Benedum Distinguished Scholars and CCA award winners.

2023 Poster Sessions

Celebrate 2023 features a virtual poster session starting at 11:40 AM on May 10. Before attending, view recipients projects featuring TLC’s Technology Integration grants (TIG), WVU Libraries/TLC’s Open Education Resources (OER) grants, and a Special Topic submission. Follow the link below to view the available sessions.

Poster Session Page


WVU's Teaching and Learning Commons presents the 2023 Celebrate event.


8:50 AM

Enjoy videos & slides from Celebrate’s past, networking with other WVU community members, and more!

9:00 AM
9:05 AM
Featured Session

Will Chat GPT/Generative AI Ruin or Improve Higher Education?

Amy Cyphert  |  Paul Heddings  |  Mohamed Hefeida  |  Chris McClain  |  Andrew Wheeler  |  Evan Widders (Moderator)

9:45 AM
Special Guest

E. Gordon Gee

President, West Virginia University

10:30 AM

Movement Break

Lori Sherlock

10:45 AM
Special Guest

Maryanne Reed

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

11:00 AM
Featured Session

Campus Read

Susan Jennings Lantz  |  Cole Volman

12:30 PM
End Morning Sessions
Thanks for joining us, but we're not done yet. Be sure to register for an After Party session. Check the schedule below for sessions and registration information.


1:30 - 2:30 PM
In-Person Tour

Explore VR! Tour Wehrle Global Supply Chain Lab, Reynolds Hall

WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Limited to 25 Participants

1:30 - 3:00 PM
In-Person Tour

Tour of WVU STEPS Simulation Lab

David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS)
WVU HSC Morgantown
Limited to 30 Participants

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Hyflex Sessions

Attend In Person or Online

Courses Improving Courses – Using Industrial Quality Control Tools for Improvement of Teaching

Omar Al-Shebeeb  |  Thomas Azinger
WVU Morgantown: TLC Sandbox, ground floor of Evansdale Library

Sharing the Fulbright Experience

Yogendra Panta
WVU Tech: Faculty Development Center, Rm 324, Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Virtual Sessions

Engaging Students with iClicker – Now FREE for Students!

Kathy Fletcher  |  Tracey Beckley  |  Cullen Williams

The Implications of a More Competitive Field in Online Education

Mandy Weirich  |  Lindsey Rinehart  |  Rhonda Hayes

Small Changes, Big Impact

JoAnn Burnett  |  Amy Weaver


WVU Libraries
WVU Information Technologies Services
WVU Research Office