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New Faculty Orientation 2021

Mark your calendar for New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. It will be held online/virtually this year. The agenda appears below. More details will follow this summer.

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Please contact WVU's Teaching and Learning Commons with any questions you may have.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Teaching at WVU after a Pandemic: Support, Services, Policies, and Best Practices

Join us to learn the latest information about the teaching options and resources available as you prepare your courses.  

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, President

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

Email Questions
Shared Services

STEPS, Simulation Center

Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC)

Women's Resource Center

WV Clinical & 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
Hal Gorby, Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Advising, History
Lizzie Santiago, Teaching Professor, Engineering
Fang Yang, Teaching Associate Professor, Mathematics

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, 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 Affairs

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Annual Review Process

Melissa Latimer, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture
Brian Meredith, Data Administrator, Digital Measures Guru
Chris Staples, Executive Director of Academic Personnel
Louise VeselickyAssociate Vice President for Health Sciences Center Academic Affairs

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
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS)

Jack C. Watson II

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Darrell Donahue

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Gregory Dunaway


Jorge H. Atiles

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

Joshua Hall


Karen Diaz

Reed College of Media

Diana Knott Martinelli

School of Dentistry

Stephen Pachuta

WVU Institute of Technology

Joan Neff

WVU Potomac State College

Jennifer Orlikoff and Gregory Ochoa

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM


Lunch break! You can use this time to enjoy your lunch and/or visit our Video Platter Lunch Buffet to check out cooking videos and recipes from 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.

Topics are being finalized and will appear by August 2nd. 

Information will be available by August 2nd

Information will be available by August 2nd
Information will be available by August 2nd

Information will be available by August 2nd
Information will be available by August 2nd

Information will be available by August 2nd

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!