NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION
Welcome to WVU
Thank you new faculty for joining us at New Faculty Orientation. We know it is a lot of information to process. Just know we are here to help. Contact the Teaching and Learning Commons with questions or visit our Partners in Success or Helpful Resources webpages to find the information you need.
We wish you the best in your new role at WVU.View Session Videos
Partners in Success
Learn more about the classroom and professional support and services available to you. The following list describes the services and contact information of the helpful units at WVU.
Visit Partners in Success Webpage
List of WVU services and resources that will benefit both new and existing instructors.
Tuesday, August 9th Online via Zoom
NFO Welcome Video
Partners in Success
Visit over twenty-five units at WVU and learn about their resources to help you succeed.
Art MuseumArt Museum Information
Campus Recreation - Student Rec CenterCampus Recreation - Student Rec Center Information
Division of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Information
Division of Student LifeDivision of Student Life Information
Dual Career Program - Talent StrategyDual Career Program - Talent Strategy Information
Export Control Office (ECO)Export Control Office Information
Faculty and Staff Assistance ProgramFaculty and Staff Assistance Program Information
Faculty Justice NetworkFaculty Justice Network Information
Faculty Ombudsperson OfficeFaculty Ombudsperson Office Information
Health Sciences Center - Global Engagement OfficeHealth Sciences Center - Global Engagement Office Information
Health Sciences Center - Information Technology Services (HSC ITS) and SOLEHSC ITS and SOLE Information
Health Sciences Outside-in and Inside-out Commercialization PortalHealth Sciences Outside-in and Inside-out Commercialization Portal Information
HSC Faculty Development ProgramHSC Faculty Development Program Information
Information Technology Services (ITS)ITS Information
Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLabMorris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab Information
Office of Accessibility ServicesOffice of Accessibility Services Information
Office of Animal WelfareOffice of Animal Welfare Information
Office of Global Affairs (OGA)Office of Global Affairs Information
Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL)Office of Graduate Education and Life Information
Office of Human Research Protections (WVU OHRP)Office of Human Research Protections Information
Office of Interprofessional Education - HSCOffice of Interprofessional Education Information
Office of Research IntegrityOffice of Research Integrity Information
Office of Sponsored ProgramsOffice of Sponsored Programs Information
Office of Technology TransferOffice of Technology Transfer Information
Office of Undergraduate Education - Campus ReadOffice of Undergraduate Education - Campus Read Information
Office of Undergraduate ResearchOffice of Undergraduate Research Information
STEPS, Simulation CenterSTEPS, Simulation Center Information
Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC)Teaching and Learning Commons Information
Women's Resource CenterWomen's Resource Center Information
WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI)WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute Information
Choose one of the following sessions.
Things I Wish I Had Known My First Year at WVU as New Faculty
Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. In this panel session, you will benefit from the hindsight of four veteran faculty members. They will share with you the information they wish they had during their first year to help them transition and navigate the WVU system more smoothly. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
- Vagner Benedito, Professor, Biochemical Genetics
- Hal Gorby, Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Advising, History
- Lizzie Santiago, Teaching Professor and Academic Advisor, Fundamentals of Engineering
- Fang Yang, Teaching Professor, Mathematics
Things I Wish I Had Known My First Year at WVU as New Faculty Video
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 (HSC) for new faculty, including those at the Charleston and Eastern Division campuses.
- Clay Marsh, Health Sciences Chancellor and Executive Dean
- Louise Veselicky, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Welcome to WVU Health Sciences Center: Faculty Life at the HSC Video
- Lori A Sherlock, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology
Movement Break Video
Introduction to the Annual Review Process
- Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture
- Tracy Morris, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
- Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, Digital Measures Guru
- Chris Staples, Executive Director of Academic Personnel
Introduction to the Annual Review Process Video
Pick two sessions to attend (sessions will repeat). Session 1 is from 3:00-3:30 pm. Session 2 is 3:30-4:00 pm.
Academic Technologies: eCampus Features
Explore the eCampus Learning Management System and learn how you can use it to help you and your students. You will learn the basics for setting up your course and explore the features that can help organize your content and empower your students’ learning. Information about WVU resources and support for learning more about eCampus will be provided.
- Chrys Dean, Senior Instructional Designer, Teaching and Learning Commons
- Lydia Mong, Senior Instructional Designer, Teaching and Learning Commons
Academic Technologies: eCampus Features Video
Academic Technologies for HSC: SOLE and Panopto
SOLE (Study Observe Learn Engage) is WVU Health Sciences Center's portal for online education and information. It is a web-based tool developed by HSC Information Technology Services for students to access courses and for instructors to build and maintain those courses. Join us to learn the following:
- Basic navigation and portal features
- Support, training and requests
- Content types and tools
- Lecture capture (Panopto)
- Erin Bunner, Director of Application Development and Web Support, Health Sciences Center
- Lova Jaros, Instructional Designer, Health Sciences Center
- Allison Moran, Instructional Designer, Health Sciences Center
Academic Technologies for HSC: SOLE and Panopto Video
Addressing Microaggressions and Bias in the Clinical Learning Environment
Trainees frequently experience bias from patients which has been shown to lead to burnout and depression. This session will briefly describe commonly encountered microaggressions experienced by trainees in the clinical learning environment. Attendees will learn about different strategies to address commonly encountered microaggressions and bias in order to build a more inclusive learning environment.
- Sarah Sofka, Professor and Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; WVU HSC Academic Affairs Fellow; West Virginia University School of Medicine
Addressing Microaggressions and Bias in the Clinical Learning Environment Video
The challenge of clinical teaching is to transform novice learners into competent physicians. Competencies of learners can be observed, modeled and assessed in the clinical setting. This process requires faculty to play several roles as they mentor and guide students to focus on real problems and can be made relevant and meaningful for the learner.
Clinical Teaching Powerpoint
- Rashida Khakoo, Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases; Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development
Clinical Teaching Video
Faculty and Student Success: It’s Not Just One Thing
In our roles as teachers and/or advisors, students often come to us for guidance. While we strive to meet their needs, we also need to take care of ourselves. Explore resources available to support you and your students professionally and personally.
Explore some student resources, such as Success Coaching, Tutoring, StudentLingo, CircleIn, Students on the Road to Success (SORTS), and the Carruth Center. In addition, we'll review faculty resources available for teaching, research, and service. You will gain knowledge of faculty professional development opportunities, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, and the Ombudsperson Office.
- Barbara Mullinix, Program Director, Student Success
- Tracey Beckley, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning
- Amy Kuhn, Director, Teaching and Learning Commons
Faculty and Student Success: It’s Not Just One Thing Video
Infrastructure to Support Research Success at Health Sciences
This session is an overview of the basic, translational, and clinical research structure at the Health Sciences Center, available resources, and the roadmap to successfully engage in research.
- Albert Berrebi, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences Research; Professor of Neuroscience
- Courtney DeVries-Nelson, PhD, Professor of Medicine; John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research; Assistant Vice President for Faculty Mentoring; West Virginia University Cancer Institute; Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
- Laura Gibson, Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, Heath Sciences; Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor
- Wesley Kimble, West Virginia Clinical & Translation Science Institute, Director of Research Data Analytics
- Emily Morgan, AWest Virginia Clinical & Translation Science Institute, Assistant Director of Research Data Services
- Shelley Welch, West Virginia Clinical & Translation Science Institute, Director of Clinical Research
- Lana Yoho, Director, HSC Pre/Post Grants Administration
Infrastructure to Support Research Success at Health Sciences Video
Library Resources for Teaching and Research
Library faculty will provide an orientation to key resources and services, highlighting how we engage with faculty and students to support research, teaching, and publishing. Join us to explore the following:
- course content via electronic reserves
- research instruction for your students
- support for open access publishing
- how to access books and journals
- answers to your questions
Library Resources for Teaching and Research PDF
- Anna Crawford, Director of the Health Sciences Library
- Beth Royall, Creative Arts Librarian
- Lynne Stahl, Humanities Librarian
- Alyssa Wright, Head, Research Services
Library Resources for Teaching and Research Video
Research and Scholarly Activity at WVU
The Research Office will lead a discussion to aid you in conducting research at WVU, emphasizing the resources available to assist you in pursuing your scholarly agenda. Join us to learn about funding sources, what you should be aware of related to grants, rules and regulations that can save you time and effort, and where to go for questions.
Research and Scholarly Activity at WVU PDF
- Melanie Page, Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities
Research and Scholarly Activity at WVU Video
End of NFO - Day 1
Stop by the main zoom room to talk or ask questions.
Thank you for participating. We hope to see you tomorrow at the Erickson Alumni Center!
Wednesday, August 10th at Erickson Alumni Center
- Learn where you will have breakfast with your Dean
- Choose from the breakfast buffet
- Meet the Mountaineer
We will be offering free professional photos throughout the morning.
Breakfast with Your Dean
Gordon Gee, President
In his welcome message, President Gee will focus on WVU’s mission as a land grant institution and explain how you, as new faculty, can support that mission.
Gordon Gee Welcome Video
Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The provost will focus on WVU’s Academic Transformation initiative, the progress it has made, and the ways in which new faculty can continue to support and foster a spirit of continuous improvement and student success.
Maryanne Reed Welcome Video
Clay Marsh, Health Sciences Chancellor and Executive Dean
Dr. Marsh will discuss the impact of WVU Health Sciences and WVU Medicine on the excellence of West Virginia’s workforce and on medical research and education in the state. He will also share his view of the future of West Virginia’s health.
Clay Marsh Video
Meshea L. Poore, Esquire, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Vice President Poore will focus on the role each person plays in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive campus culture; university-wide efforts to promote and protect diversity, equity and inclusion; and information about resources available to protect the rights of everyone in the campus community.
Meshea L. Poore Video
Mark McCoy, Senior Advisor to President Gee
Finding Peace and Purpose at WVU
Welcome to WVU! After many sessions and discussion about who, what, when and where, let's talk about WHY.
Finding Peace and Purpose at WVU Video
End of NFO - Day 2
New Faculty Orientation concludes. Thank you for participating.
We wish you the best in your new role at WVU!
Wednesday Evening, August 10th at Evansdale Library
Reception for New Faculty
WVU Libraries invites new faculty and their families to the New Faculty Reception Aug. 10 from 5-7 p.m. on the Evansdale Library's second floor.