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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.


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.

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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


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.



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Faculty Evaluation, Promotion & Tenure

Sessions review processes, timelines and best practices. Separate workshops are held for faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
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Sabbatical Leave

Informational sessions review of the sabbatical application and process and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
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Digital Measures

Hands-on working sessions review the system’s basic and more nuanced elements and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders. 
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Award Nominations

Sessions provide an overview of the internal WVU awards process, requirements and timeline. Sessions are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders. 
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Student Conduct/CARE

Sessions 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.
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Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

Sessions offer techniques for managing difficult conversations in the classroom and are open to faculty and chairs/academic leaders.
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Fearless Leadership

In 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. 
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Time Management and Productivity for the Busy Leader

Presentation 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. 
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Strategic Planning and Doing for the Academic Leader

Presentation 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.

Meshea Poore Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion takes part in a panel discussion “State of the Girl” hosted by WVU and the Girl Scouts

Change Agent

Develop 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.
CAC Dean Keith Jackson address members of the WV Media at the WVU Academic Media Day.

Leadership Seminar

Develop 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.


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.

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Learn from the Experts

View recorded sessions and expert interviews or read the transcripts online.

View Sessions
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Additional Resources

Visit our growing list of web-based resources at WVU and other entities.

More Resources
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Virtual Drop-In Sessions

Join members of the Provost's Office to ask questions, meet colleagues and learn best practices.

See the Schedule


Faculty Development Leadership Development


210 Stewart Hall 
Morgantown, WV