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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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Impact of National Trends in Higher Education on WVU

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

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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?

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

Fred King: Why R1 Matters

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

TorchStar: Retention Roadmap

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

Rob Alsop: Understanding WVU’s Budget

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

EAB: Trends in Higher Education

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

Additional Features

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View recorded professional development sessions and expert interviews. Transcripts available.

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Upcoming Events

See the schedule of upcoming and past events.

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