The Focus…

West Liberty University is poised to be a leader and an innovator in the field of education. The institution has become a center of attraction for highly motivated professionals whose talent and creativity are dedicated to the advancement of education.

The focus of these efforts is to prepare our students – and students, in general – to succeed as good citizens and economically productive members of society in the global, knowledge-based, technology-rich, and rapidly changing world in which they will live. This task requires West Liberty University to assume the role of a future-oriented institution that builds upon its traditional strengths while updating curriculum content, teaching practices, management approaches, and technology tools to best serve the students of today and tomorrow.

The Mission…

The mission of the Institute for Innovation in Education shall be to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, leadership and entrepreneurship. In particular, the Institute will develop innovative plans and programs that will advance the academic mission of West Liberty University and support the advancement of education in our region, our state, and our nation.

The Organization…

The Institute shall serve as a medium for fostering collaborations, focusing financial support, conducting research, developing educational resources, providing professional development opportunities, creating technology infrastructures, advocating improvements in teaching and learning, evaluating educational innovations and providing information that would be beneficial in the development of public policy.