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Faculty and Leadership Development

WVU is a learning organization that supports faculty growth and the development of future leaders. The Office of the Provost and partners across campus are working to ensure all faculty members have the tools, resources and opportunities to grow as professionals and become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Understanding the Big Picture

WVU’s professional development opportunities provide the big picture perspective faculty members need to grow as professionals and become the leaders of tomorrow. 

Understanding this perspective – and, in turn, helping to move the institution forward – is everyone’s responsibility.

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Faculty and Leadership Development

The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with other units on campus, hosts multiple trainings and workshops throughout the academic year designed to help faculty learn about current trends in higher education and their impact on WVU’s goals and management. Sessions also focus on developing basic and advanced faculty and leadership skills and the role of equity, diversity and inclusion within a higher education context.

In addition to hands-on workshops and trainings, the Provost’s Office offers recordings of experts addressing “big picture” topics like what it means to be an R1 institution, WVU’s approach to student retention, understanding WVU’s budget and more.

Big Picture Videos

Fred King: What Is R1?

5 minutes

Vice President of Research Fred King explains what it means to be an R1 institution.

Fred King: Why R1 Matters

4 minutes

Vice President of Research Fred King explains the importance behind maintaining WVU's R1 status.

TorchStar: Retention Roadmap

18 minutes | PDF of slideshow

Consulting group TorchStar Education outlines the roadmap for reaching WVU's student retention goals.

Rob Alsop: Understanding WVU’s Budget

49 minutes | PDF of slideshow

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop explains WVU's five-year financial goals and outlook.

EAB: Trends in Higher Education

71 minutes | PDF of slideshow

EAB’s market research director provides an overview of the higher education landscape in North America.

Your Go-To Resources

The Office of the Provost offers live, virtual and recorded workshops, trainings, speakers and information sessions for faculty and academic leaders. Topics range from trends in higher education and WVU’s promotion and tenure process to wellness and self-care.

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More Opportunities at WVU and Beyond

WVU Teaching and Learning Commons

The TLC offers presentations, workshops and institutes to orient new faculty to WVU and to enhance teaching and student learning, whether on campus or online.

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WVU Libraries

The WVU Libraries offers sessions on topics including data management, open access publishing, data visualization, copyright, citation management and more.

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The ADVANCE Center provides opportunities to learn about organizational change and team building.

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WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI provides a range of resources and opportunities to engage in conversation and learning around diversity and inclusion.

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WVU Women’s Leadership Initiative

The WLI engages and empowers women on campus through networking and professional development opportunities.

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WVU Talent and Culture

Leadership and Organization Development offers a variety of training and development opportunities for supervisors, managers and leaders.

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External Resources

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

As a member of NCFDD, WVU faculty have access to on-demand mentoring, curriculum and discussion forums and workshops.

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Go2Knowledge Dashboard

WVU’s partnership with Go2Knowledge offers more than 150 live and recorded webinars for new and seasoned faculty and staff.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

WVU Libraries offers premium access to the Chronicle. 

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Inside Higher Education

Access news, opinion, resources, events and jobs focused on college and university topics.

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The Department Chair

WVU provides free access to this award-winning periodical that delivers proven strategies for leading an academic department.

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Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Sign up for the APLU Morning News Scan for an aggregated version of higher ed news.

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Contact Us

Let us know how we can help you on your path to success at WVU.

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Office of the Provost
210 Stewart Hall
1500 University Avenue
PO Box 6203
Morgantown, WV 26506-6203