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Professional Development

Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation


The Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation is a shared space where faculty and staff can unite to explore best practices, scholarship, and excellence in teaching and learning to promote student success and increase.


The CTLI aims to be recognized for supporting innovative pedagogical practices, initiatives, and programs for faculty and staff that will enable them to provide transformational educational experiences to their students.

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CTLI Services

New Faculty Orientation in Folklife Center

A Place to Collaborate

Whether you collaborate in our physical space or virtually, CTLI serves as a faculty- and staff-created repository of e-learning resources, digital learning objects and assets, Lunch and Learn sessions, “Pro-Tip” videos, and more.

Professional Development Day 2023

Professional Development

Learn the latest technological and pedagogical trends in higher education, including AI, trauma-informed practices, Power BI, Power Apps, and more. We’ll highlight Fairmont State programs, have keynote speakers, presentations from faculty and staff, and professional development certifications. Contact the CTLI for current professional development opportunities. See the Conference Information page to learn about the upcoming AI Conference on February 28 and 29, 2024 at Fairmont State University.

Consulting Session


CTLI offers one-on-one consultations, master teaching training, and training in instructional design. See the 2023-2024 Lead Faculty Mentors who are here to assist you in campus-wide activities.

Micro-Credential & Curriculum Development

Micro-Credentials, E-Badges, & Curriculum Development

You may earn micro-credentials for professional development and presentations, and certifications in higher education that can lead to graduate degrees. See the CTLI's Digital Badges page for earning criteria for the 2023-2024 Professional Development E-Badges.

Faculty going through onboarding

Onboarding and Training

CTLI initiates and coordinates onboarding for new faculty and provides mentor matching.  Campus-wide Lead Faculty Mentors are here to assist new and any faculty who could use their assistance. The CTLI also provides faculty and staff training on Fairmont State University supported technologies. In addition, the CTLI is building its resource repository with resources created at Fairmont State University to better serve faculty and staff.

Need assistance from the CTLI?

Contact Us

Valerie Morphew

Director, Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation

 (304) 367-4664


Victoria Maher

Instructional Designer

M.S. in I.D.&T. 

Malinda Blevins

Instructional Designer

M.Ed. in I.D.&T

Elizabeth Wotring-Nelson

Adjunct Faculty Coordinator

Master's degree - Musical Theater, Boston Conservatory