Faculty and Leadership Development
WVU, like other universities, is facing a number of opportunities and challenges. The Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture position was created to provide the information, training and support necessary to ensure that WVU faculty have the adaptability and resiliency needed to ensure their individual career success and to prepare our students to be successful in a rapidly changing global economy.
GAIN A BIG PICTURE PERSPECTIVE
The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with other units on campus, hosts multiple professional development trainings throughout the academic year designed to help faculty learn about the University’s goals and management. Sessions focus on current trends in higher education and their impact on and relevance for WVU and equity, diversity and inclusion within a higher education context. Sessions also feature opportunities to develop basic and advanced faculty and leadership skills.
Impact of National Trends in Higher Education on WVU
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Faculty and Leadership Development
JOIN US FOR LIVE SESSIONS
Throughout the academic year, the Office of the Provost offers a series of live (online for 2020) workshops, trainings, speakers and information sessions focused on the evaluation, promotion and tenure processes and leadership development. Check out the session descriptions below and find upcoming events on the online calendar. Recorded sessions are available under Learn from the Experts below.
Faculty Evaluation, Promotion & TenureSessions review processes, timelines and best practices. Separate workshops are held for faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Sabbatical LeaveInformational sessions review of the sabbatical application and process and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Digital MeasuresHands-on working sessions review the system’s basic and more nuanced elements and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Award NominationsSessions provide an overview of the internal WVU awards process, requirements and timeline. Sessions are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Student Conduct/CARESessions provide an overview of serviced and partnership opportunities with the Office of Student Conduct, Carruth Center and CARE Team. Sessions are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Challenging Conversations in the ClassroomSessions offer techniques for managing difficult conversations in the classroom and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
Fearless LeadershipIn this interactive workshop, learn to better identify what you can do to create a more engaged and empowered environment. Sessions are open to chairs/academic leaders.
Time Management and Productivity for the Busy LeaderPresentation introduces several time-management constructs and principles for managing an unruly inbox, an overflowing calendar, and an insane to-do list to achieve less stress, more peace and greater productivity. Sessions are open to chairs/academic leaders.
Strategic Planning and Doing for the Academic LeaderPresentation introduces a malleable, manageable format for getting things done and provides a process for moving from idea to accomplishment for your unit. Sessions are open to chairs/academic leaders.
*Seminar invitations are sent by email.
Change AgentDevelop knowledge and skills to take equity-promoting transformative action in higher ed. Course is for chairs/academic leaders who are committed to social justice. Offered in-person and online.
Leadership SeminarDevelop knowledge and skills in academic leadership topics like team building, communication, self-care and more. Course is for chairs/academic leaders. Offered in-person only.
PARTICIPATE ON YOUR OWN TIME
We know that no two faculty schedules are alike.
That’s why we offer recorded and online resources that are available for faculty at their convenience.
Learn from the Experts
View recorded sessions and expert interviews or read the transcripts online.
Visit our growing list of web-based resources at WVU and other entities.
Virtual Drop-In Sessions
Join members of the Provost's Office to ask questions, meet colleagues and learn best practices.
See the Schedule