A barrier-breaking physician and a successful entrepreneur, both natives of West Virginia and graduates of West Virginia University, will provide real-life examples of success for graduates at the University’s December commencement.
Kristin Moilanen, associate professor of child development and family studies, said the phenomenon of helicopter parenting most often occurs in middle- to upper-class families where stakes are high for parents to be able to show off their children’s success. Her research, which focuses on young adults 18- to 24- years-old, indicates that high helicopter parenting leads to “low mastery, self-regulation and social competence.”
New technology is helping pre-K teachers studying online at West Virginia University to complete their student teaching in their home communities. With a new “virtual” system, professors are using video to observe student teachers in the classroom and computer technology to meet with them remotely to discuss their teaching.
Carla Brigandi, assistant professor at West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services, believes that the number of identified "gifted" students in West Virginia’s is not representative of the talent in our local communities. The real issue is that students with gifts and talents aren’t being identified as such.
West Virginia University students pursuing careers in literacy will now graduate from the award-winning Literacy Education Program, selected as one of only two programs in the nation to receive a National Recognition with Certificate of Distinction for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals.
West Virginia University students who have demonstrated exemplary academic performance and extracurricular involvement will compete in one of Mountaineer Week’s oldest traditions—the title of Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer.
West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services will expand a mathematics education project launched by an alumna in Pocahontas County to five additional school systems in an effort to improve instruction in the state.
Researchers at WVU have been awarded a $200,000-National Science Foundation grant to undertake a holistic cross-disciplinary engineering education project to advance the professional formation of engineers to better prepare them for the more complex problems of today and tomorrow.