Faculty Development, Academic Technology and Instructional Design

OAED offers development opportunities for a wide variety of individuals including students/residents (future faculty), new faculty, faculty with primary teaching responsibilities in Years 1 and 2, and clinicians with a variety of teaching responsibilities across the continuum of medical education.

OAED staff work to offer and enhance development initiatives, support constituents in innovative practices, train in the best instructional design strategies, and increase awareness and participation in programs to improve teaching and learning.  Staff also instructs faculty on the best practices for implementing academic technology in the classroom and offers assistance implementing technology resources to achieve the best possible outcome.


Dr. Deborah Russ can provide assistance with faculty development.  She can be contacted at 304-647-6420 or via email at druss@osteo.wvsom.edu.  Her office is located at A424.

Bridget Moore can provide assistance with academic technology and instructional design.  She can be contacted at 304-793-6587 or via email at bmoore@osteo.wvsom.edu.  Her office is located at A433.

We have four tracks that support our efforts as outlined below.

Track 1: Faculty (Years 1 & 2)

Track 1 offers a unique opportunity for continued growth and development for established WVSOM faculty.

  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
    • Instructional Design
    • Active Learning
    • Presentation Skills
    • Turning Technologies (Clickers)
  • Advising
  • Leadership

Resources for Track 1:

Turning Technologies (clickers)

Track 2: New Faculty (Years 1 & 2)

Track 2 offers new WVSOM faculty a series of workshops and professional activities.

This track offers resources, workshops, and professional activities that focus on junior faculty development at WVSOM.

  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Counseling and Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Resources

Resources for Track 2:

Track 3: Clinicians (Years 3, 4, and GME and Statewide Campus)

Track 3 offers a unique opportunity for continued growth and development for established WVSOM clinicians.

  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
    • One Minute Preceptor
    • SNAPPS Case Presentation
  • Advising
  • Leadership
  • Resources

Resources for Track 3:

Statewide Campus Webinars
Video Handout Survey/CME Info
Prevention of Physician Suicide:  A Coach's Role Handout Survey
SNAPPS- Expressing Clinical Reasoning and Uncertainties (Please email oaed@osteo.wvsom.edu for the password) Handout Survey
Virtual Conversations Regarding Telemedicine Handout Survey
Statewide Campus Modules (.5 CME)
Communicating Effectively with Students Pt. 1:  How to Avoid Unnecessary Conflict Handout Survey
Communicating Effectively with Students Pt. 2:  Giving and Receiving Feedback Handout Survey
Teaching Critical Thinking in a Clinical Setting Handout Survey



Track 4: Students/Residents

Track 4 is under development but will target unique opportunities to help prepare future WVSOM faculty or those interested in academics.