NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION
Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities
Mark your calendars for upcoming professional-development sessions for WVU faculty.
Professional Development Opportunities
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Teaching at WVU During a Pandemic: Support, Services, Policies, and Best Practices
Join us to learn the latest information about teaching options and resources.
Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture
Evan Widders, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome to WVU from the President
E. Gordon Gee, PresidentWatch Video
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Partners in Success
Visit over twenty-five units at WVU and learn about their resources to help you succeed.
Campus Recreation - Student Rec Center
Center for Service and Learning
Conflict of Interest Office
Developing Your Education (Teaching) Portfolio
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dual Career Program - Talent Strategy
Export Control Office (ECO)
Health Sciences Center - Information Technology Services (HSC ITS) and SOLE
HSC Faculty Development Program
IDEA Hub and LaunchLab Network
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Office of Accessibility Services
Office of Animal Welfare
Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL)
Office of Human Research Protections (WVU OHRP)
Office of Interprofessional Education - HSC
Office of Research Integrity
Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Undergraduate Education - Campus Read
Office of Undergraduate Research
STEPS, Simulation Center
Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC)
Women's Resource Center
WV Clinicial & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI)
WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS | Choose one of the following sessions.
Things I Wish I Had Known my First Year at WVU (for first year faculty)
This session focuses on new faculty entering WVU including teaching assistant professors, tenure track professors, visiting assistant professors, and similar roles.
Vagner Benedito, Associate Professor, Biochemical Genetics
Maura McLaughlin, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Alex Snow, Teaching Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Dimitra Pyrialakou, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Welcome to WVU Health Sciences Center: Faculty Life at the HSC
This session provides an overview of the organizational relationships and life at the Health Sciences Center for new faculty, including those at the Charleston and Eastern Division campuses.
Clay Marsh, MD, Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences
Louise Veselicky, Associate Vice President for HSC Academic Affairs
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Welcome from the Provost
Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsWatch Video
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to the Annual Review Process
Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and
Presha Neidermeyer, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, Digital Measures Guru
Chris Staples , Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Meet Your Dean
Join your Dean and other new faculty from your college in an online breakout room.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pedro J. Mago
College of Creative Arts (CAC)
College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)
College of Law
John E. Taylor
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS)
Jack C. Watson II, PH.D.
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Gregory Dunaway, Ph.D.
Jorge H. Atiles, Ph.D.
John Chambers College of Business and Economics (B&E)
Reed College of Media
Diana Knott Martinelli
School of Dentistry
WVU Institute of Technology
WVU Potomac State College
Jennifer Orlikoff and Gregory Ochoa
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Visit our Video Platter Lunch Buffet to enjoy recipes and food preparation videos by Extension Service.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Special Interest Groups
Explore two topics of your choice. Session 1 is from 1:15 - 1:50 pm. Session 2 is 1:55 - 2:30 pm.
Teaching MVPs: How we helped students transition to online learning
During the spring semester of 2020, when all classes had to quickly pivot to online learning, the Office of the Provost implemented a “student-nominated award program to recognize faculty and instructors who went above and beyond to provide a high-quality education experience for their students.” Join some of these Teaching MVPs to get practical ideas for helping your students succeed in online and hybrid environments.Watch Video
Leading the 21st Century Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to Inclusion
As higher education, and West Virginia University more specifically, work to diversify our student body and create an inclusive campus environment, it is critical that we examine the classroom experience. While we often think about the curricula and the instructors and learners, an inclusive classroom consists of a dynamic, multifaceted approach to teaching, facilitation, and assessment. Grounded in the Diversity Inclusivity Framework ( Nelson Laird, 2014) participants will take part in an analysis of the ways in which their courses can be re-examined to unlock the full potential of their students.Watch Video
Teaching Modalities for the Fall Semester and Beyond
What is the difference between the various course delivery options? You may have heard the terms “hybrid,” “hyflex,” “synchronous,” and “asynchronous.” In this session, you will learn what these terms mean and what they entail for course design and teaching. You will also explore different strategies so you can determine what will work best for you and your students.Watch Video
Academic Technologies: Tools to Help You and Your Students
Have you ever wondered if there is a type of technology that can help you and your students do something better or do something that could not be done before? Do you want to know about tools that can be used in any modality of class, be it face-to-face, hybrid, hyflex or online? Join us in this session to explore a few of these tools and learn how they can empower your students and enrich your teaching.Watch Video
Library Resources for Teaching and Research
Library faculty will provide an orientation to key resources and services, highlighting how the Libraries engage with faculty and students to support research, teaching, and publishing. Included: course content via electronic reserves, research instruction for your students, support for open access publishing, how to access books and journals, and your questions answered.Watch Video
Health Sciences Teaching
The session will include strategies for effective teaching from health science faculty. They will share some of the triumphs and challenges they have faced so far during this pandemic. Instructional support offered through the SOLE platform will also be addressed.Watch Video
Simulation Evolution for Today and Tomorrow
This session will show different simulation devices that can be utilized for both Live and Virtual educational encounters.
Join us to see how technology can bridge the gap between clinical and classroom learning.Watch Video
NFO Concludes: Stop by the main zoom room to talk or ask questions.
Thank you for participating. We wish you the best in your new role at WVU!