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Service Defined

Excerpted from West Virginia University Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Annual Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure 2014-2015

C. Service

Service activities involve the application of the benefits and products of teaching and research to address the needs of society and the profession. These activities include service to the university, state, region, and at national and international levels. Service to the university includes contributions to the efficiency and effectiveness of the faculty member's department and college. 4 West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 2 requires student evaluations as part of the faculty evaluation process. Page -5- [2014-2015 version] In keeping with its tradition as a land-grant institution, the university is committed to the performance and recognition of service activities on the part of its faculty as essential components of its mission. Enlightened perspectives, technical competence, and professional skills are indispensable resources in coping with the complexities of modern civilization. Service by faculty members to West Virginia is of special importance to the university mission.

 [Approved by the WVU Faculty Senate, 5/12/14; Accepted with modifications by the President, 8/25/14]