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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

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome to WVU from the President

E. Gordon Gee, President

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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.

Art Museum

Campus Recreation - Student Rec Center


Center for Service and Learning

Classroom Technology

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

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Shared Services

STEPS, Simulation Center

Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC)

Women's Resource Center

WV Clinicial & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI)

WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office

WVU Online

WVU Press


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

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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 

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Welcome from the Provost

Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Annual Review Process

Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture
Presha Neidermeyer, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, Digital Measures Guru
Chris Staples , Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost

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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)

Keith Jackson

College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)

Tracey Morris

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

Darrell Donahue

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Gregory Dunaway, Ph.D.


Jorge H. Atiles, Ph.D.

John Chambers College of Business and Economics (B&E)

Javier Reyes


Karen Diaz

Reed College of Media

Diana Knott Martinelli

School of Dentistry

Fontino Panagako

WVU Institute of Technology

Yogen Panta

WVU Potomac State College

Jennifer Orlikoff and Gregory Ochoa

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Break

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2:30 PM

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!