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August 8-9, 2023

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.

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

Helpful Resources

List of WVU services and resources that will benefit both new and existing instructors.

Helpful Resources


The 2023 New Faculty Orientation was held August 8-9, 2023. The event spanned two days and covered several key topics and resources to help you in your new position at WVU.

Tuesday, August 8th Online via Zoom

12:30 PM

Welcome and Q&A

12:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

Choose one of the following sessions.

Things I Wish I Had Known My First Year at WVU

This session focuses on new faculty entering WVU, including teaching assistant professors, tenure- track professors, and visiting assistant professors.

  • Vagner Benedito, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences
  • MJ Ahmad, Teaching Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
  • Jill Descoteaux, Assistant Professor, Human Performance
  • Kelli George, Teaching Assistant Professor, Animal and Nutritional Sciences
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, DDS, MDS, MEd Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Center Academic Affairs
1:30 PM


1:45 PM

Overview of the New Faculty Cohort

Learn about the opportunities scheduled throughout the academic year to connect you with people and resources that are here to support you and help you succeed.

2:15 PM

Partners in Success

Talk with representatives from the following units to help with your onboarding process:

Benefits  |  Payroll  |  Information Technology Services  |  Mental Health

3:00 PM

End of NFO - Day 1

Stop by the main zoom room to talk or ask questions.

Thank you for participating. See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, August 9th ONLINE VIA ZOOM

9:00 AM


  • Tracey Beckley, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning
  • Meshea Poore, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
9:15 AM

Gordon Gee


9:45 AM

Maryanne Reed

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Clay Marsh

Chancellor and Executive Dean, West Virginia University Health Sciences

10:30 AM

Mark McCoy

Senior Advisor to President Gee

11:30 AM

End of NFO - Day 2

Thank you for participating.  We wish you the best in your new role at WVU!