Partners in Success
Art Museum representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please email Heather Harris for more information.
The Art Museum of WVU is comprised of two art galleries that present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the University's collection. As an academic museum, one of the institution’s primary goals is to engage the University community in meaningful ways. The Educational Programs Manager coordinates tours and visits that are custom tailored to your curricular needs. Faculty from a wide variety of disciplines (Political Science, Leadership Studies, Anthropology, English, Dance, Theatre, Education, etc.) have utilized the Museum in this way. There is also room for deeper, more collaborative engagement with interested faculty and students. Virtual tours and guest lectures are also available for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Campus Read - WVU Humanities Center
WVU's Campus Read program is overseen by the WVU Humanities Center. Campus read aims to create a community of learners by engaging students, faculty, staff and local residents in an academically driven common reading experience. “The Link Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” is the chosen book for 2021-2022.
Campus Recreation - Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation invites all WVU faculty and their immediate family members to become members of the Student Recreation Center. Memberships are offered to all family members over the age of five and children under five are free to use the Student Recreation Center. The Student Recreation Center boasts 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment, a 50-foot climbing wall, two swimming pools, 7 gym courts, and outdoor fields. Our staff is here to answer your questions about the Craft Center, Group Fitness classes, Youth Programs such as Summer Camp and our free Mountaineer Kid Zone drop-in day care, memberships and much more. Campus Recreation offers all new faculty and their immediate family members a free 1-month trial anytime during the year. Let us help you and your family Find Your Fit!
The CARE Team is a multidisciplinary group that addresses and helps at-risk students obtain the needed supports and assistance to be successful at WVU. The CARE Team, through a collaborative and proactive approach is committed to identifying, preventing, assessing, intervening, and reducing threats to the safety and well-being of students and the greater WVU community.
Center for Community Engagement
Center for Community Engagement representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The WVU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves as a resource for faculty interested in academic community engagement (ACE). We offer resources and support for the involvement of community engagement into teaching, research and service. The CCE encourages WVU faculty to incorporate engagement into their scholarship while including students in this work, thereby developing students who are better prepared for successful careers and active thoughtful citizenship, and increasing resources to impact the well-being of our community and our state.
Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) classroom technology staff plans, implements, and maintains centrally-managed technology classrooms throughout Morgantown's Downtown and Evansdale campuses.
Conflict of Interest Office
West Virginia University seeks to ensure that all University Employees and Officials, including Faculty and Staff, are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards through values of integrity, honesty, and fairness in their teaching, research, service, and business practices. The WVU Conflict of Interest Office performs the compliance function of the University’s guidelines regarding real and perceived Conflicts of Interest both generally and in the context of research activities. It also provides guidelines that identify when University Faculty and Staff can appropriately enter into Consulting Arrangements with third parties outside of the scope of their employment with the University.
- Joy Edwards, Director WVU Conflict of Interest Office
- (304) 293-5475
886 Chestnut Ridge Road | Suite 302D
PO Box 6845
Morgantown, WV 26506-6845
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides university-wide education, support, accountability, and leadership on issues relating to diversity to the campus and community. The division has worked with leaders across WVU to develop diversity, equity, and inclusion committees at all our Schools, Colleges, and Units. Chairs of each of those committees are assembled into the overarching DEI Council to develop goals, best practices, and ensure that we, as Mountaineers, are creating the safe, diverse, and welcoming community we all deserve. We encourage you to seek out the committee in your own academic area to see how you can be involved.
Division of Student Life
The Student Life Division supports West Virginia University’s student-centered learning environment, allows students to fully develop, and, in partnership with our University colleagues, offers the highest quality programs, services, and opportunities, based on a foundation of values and the Mountaineer Creed. Student Life consists of over 20 unique departments and affiliates and provides a broad range of assistance and social/educational opportunities to our student body.
Dual Career Program - Talent Strategy
WVU’s Talent Strategy Dual Career Program seeks to attract and retain dual career couples to WVU, and enrich the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and talent retention. The Program provides customized assistance and support to clients in their job search efforts and engages employers to build networks for possible client referrals and employment opportunities.
Program services include career consulting and job search assistance, client referrals to hiring managers, and when appropriate, employment resources and networking opportunities. Assistance with résumé writing, cover letters and interviewing techniques, information on open positions at WVU and job postings for local employers, as well as general community and relocation information is also offered. Although there is no guarantee of job placement, the Dual Career Program will help with job searches for an employee’s spouse or partner through professional networking and employment referrals – for both WVU and the Morgantown, WV area.
Export Control Office (ECO)
ECO is responsible for helping to ensure that all WVU activities are in full compliance with applicable U.S. government export laws, regulations, and sanctions. They accomplish this in various ways, e.g., through current knowledge of evolving regulations, continuous assessment of WVU’s activities and associated export-compliance risks, development and implementation of comprehensive procedures to minimize those risks, and customized training of identified parties.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
The Faculty Justice Network promotes community among WVU's racially minoritized faculty and professional staff, and serves its members' unique social-cultural, academic and professional development needs.
Through curated events on and off campus, members can make meaningful connections with colleagues, students and local community members. Specialized programming with academic departments and units also allows members to engage in informative and interactive ways that are personally and professionally enriching.
The Office of the Provost's support for the creation of the FJN is a part of its larger commitment to retain the talented faculty recruited to WVU. Learn more about the Faculty Justice Network: https://faculty.wvu.edu/faculty-justice-network.
- (304) 293-5590
1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 218-220
Morgantown, WV 26505
Faculty Justice Network
The FJN was developed to create and maintain an inviting and supportive virtual and physical space for racialized and minoritized faculty that is responsive to their unique social, cultural, academic and professional development needs and interests.
Faculty Senate representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please visit https://facultysenate.wvu.eduu for more information.
The Faculty Senate includes 131 Senators representing the Morgantown, Beckley, and Keyser campuses. They are responsible for guiding WVU’s academic pursuits, and for communicating faculty opinions and concerns.
Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program
The mission of the HSC Faculty Development Program is to foster the growth of faculty to their maximum potential in the areas of teaching, research, and service, while achieving the vision and mission of the institution. A special effort is also made to help faculty develop skills to thrive and succeed in a constantly changing environment.
Health Sciences Center - Global Engagement Office
Health Sciences Center Global Engagement Office (HSC-GEO)- The Global Engagement Office is housed within the HSC VP Suite and provides a host of services to the faculty and students of HSC schools and institutions. The GEO Office is staffed with internationally experienced professionals who can assist you across a host of services like faculty/student international exchanges, global health tracks, global health mobility, institutional collaborations on research and teaching/learning opportunities.
Health Sciences Center - Information Technology Services (HSC ITS) and SOLE
SOLE (Study Observe Learn Engage) is the HSC’s portal for online education and information. It is a web-based tool developed by HSC’s Information Technology Services for students to access courses and for instructors to build and maintain those courses.
Health Sciences Outside-in and Inside-out Commercialization Portal
The Office of HSC-VP has developed a comprehensive program to promote industry-university collaborations and partnerships in technology development and research opportunities. For those faculty innovators who have developed novel technologies and would like to tap into the HSC’s portfolio of industry partners, please contact:
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Information Technology Services seeks to grow, transform and innovate, and to create opportunities for the WVU faculty and researchers to do the same. We collaborate with departmental, college and regional campus IT units to provide a rich, integrated and secure environment for teaching, learning, service and research. We provide system-wide services and customer support in areas including but not limited to:
- Wired and wireless internet and telecommunications
- WVU Portal, eCampus (Blackboard) and STAR (Banner)
- Microsoft 365 suite (Outlook email, Calendar, Teams) and Google Workspace (MIX email)
- Software licensing and the Technology Purchasing Process
- Data security and privacy, technology policies and standards
- Mountaineer Card and related services such as Classroom Attendance Using Mobile ID
- Identity and access management (WVU Login accounts, Duo two-factor authentication, etc.)
The LGBTQ+ Center provides programming and academic resources for WVU students, faculty, staff, and community members, and we help enact the academic mission of the modern land grant university. We support the university’s educational social justice efforts through trainings, classes, and advocacy on WVU campuses and across the state. The LGBTQ+ Center also provides a warm, comfortable atmosphere for organizing, socializing, teaching, and learning. We welcome all students, staff, faculty, and community members to come up and join us.
The WVU Libraries are here to support and engage in research, teaching, and publishing. Across all disciplines, we offer services including individual research consultations, collaboration on literature reviews, support for open access publication and open educational resources, research instruction and electronic reserve materials for classes, and assistance in developing research-based assignments. The Libraries’ collections span millions of books, articles, films, and archival resources, with access to millions more through our lending partnerships. We encourage you to reach out to your subject librarian at any point—we are here to help!
Downtown Campus Library
Health Sciences Library
Potomac State College Library
WVU Institute of Technology Library
Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab
The IDEA Fellows program is a part of the LaunchLab Network. The Program is an opportunity for faculty to become involved by directly creating curriculum to enhance student skills in the areas of innovation, design and entrepreneurship.
The LaunchLab Network is part of the WVU IDEA Ecosystem, a university-wide network of centers, offices and programs that fosters and supports innovation and entrepreneurship among WVU students, faculty and staff while engaging the statewide community. It offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help students from all disciplines advance their ideas. WVU hands-on locations are in Morgantown and Beckley, WV.
- Carrie White
- (304) 293-9391
Suite 413 | Evansdale Crossing
P.O. Box 6900
Morgantown, WV 26506-6900
Office of Accessibility Services
The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for students with temporary and permanent disabilities at West Virginia University (WVU) and all of its campuses. To ensure access to university programs, accessibility specialist work individually with students to help them achieve academic success. Our team of Accessibility Specialists work with our students, faculty, and staff to ensure equal access.
Office of Animal Welfare
The Office of Animal Welfare administratively assists the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which oversees the entire animal care program at WVU to ensure the health and well-being of all animals being used for research, testing, and education. The staff also work with investigators to correctly describe projects and maintain quality and consistency in their activities that use live animals. This includes interpreting federal guidance as well as observing procedures and providing feedback for improvements.
Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
OGA’s mission is to establish a global university. Through comprehensive and strategic goals and efforts, OGA staff strives to prepare globally-minded graduates to excel as part of an increasingly international workforce.
Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL)
OGEL representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please email them at GradEd@mail.wvu.edu.
OGEL actively supports the holistic development of WVU’s graduate and professional students to advance their scholarship, professionalization, and personal growth. We provide assistance in a variety of ways, such as serving as an information and referral resource for graduate students and faculty members; providing guidance and support to graduate students experiencing academic or personal challenges; and hosting/co-sponsoring numerous academic, professional, and social events to enhance students' graduate school experience and/or to help them develop career-related skills.
Office of Human Research Protections (WVU OHRP)
West Virginia University Office of Human Research Protections (WVU OHRP) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of participants involved in human research conducted at, or under, the auspices of WVU. WVU’s human research protection program includes operation of the WVU IRBs, approval and management of protocol submissions, and regulatory and institutional compliance.
Office of Interprofessional Education - HSC
The Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides students and faculty in health sciences programs the opportunity to learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve healthcare outcomes. WVU IPE has a three phased approach to integrating students to IPE. Phase one didactic sessions introduce students to the four competencies: Values and Ethics, Professional Roles and Responsibilities, Teams and Teamwork, and Communication. Phase two involves students participating in IPE simulation at the STEPS center. Phase three students work together in clinical practice experiences. Contact our office for more information, or if you would like to become part of IPE at WVU!
- Gina Baugh | Kathryn Smalley
- (304) 293-1471 | (304) 293-7596
Office of Research Integrity
The Office of Research Integrity promotes research integrity across campus by providing educational resources, consultations, and RCR compliance training.
Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs supports the WVU community in the acquisition and administration of the externally funded projects for research, teaching and service. OSP reviews and submits proposals, negotiates, accepts, and initiates awards on behalf of the university and the WVU Research Corporation.
Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) serves WVU’s faculty, staff, students, administration, and the public by encouraging invention and innovation. The OTT generates income for research, education, and inventors. We contribute to economic development and local, state, regional, and national business competitiveness. Contact us to learn about inventor resources, licensing, partnerships, and various programs.
Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research connects undergraduate students who have strong and committed interests in scholarly activities to faculty members, programs, and research-related opportunities that are aligned with their interests. We link faculty with undergraduates by supporting scholarly activities through various programs. Whether you need undergraduates to help with research, or are seeking supplemental funding to expand opportunities for undergraduates to engage in scholarly activities, we can help.
Payroll representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please email them at email@example.com.
Payroll is available through email to answer questions regarding when you can expect your paycheck, how to change your direct deposit, or the procedure to make changes to payroll deductions. You have the ability to access your payroll information online, including W-2s.
The WVU Shared Services Center (SSC) is your one-stop shop for assistance with human resources, financial management, and sponsored-project financial management services, transactions and support. The SSC Salesforce Community is an online resource that allows you to search for answers or reach out for help. You can also contact us using the information below.
STEPS, Simulation Center
STEPS is a 19,000 sq. foot state of the art Simulation Center located in the Health Sciences building. We provide simulation education for all schools of Health Sciences as well as practicing professionals and graduate level learners from the residency programs, graduate nursing programs, and various programs around the state. Our patient simulators are diverse and are capable of everything from trembling and crying, to bleeding or giving birth. We also have manikins and trainers to give clinicians the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perfect procedures from the simple to the highly complex. Our robust Standardized Patient program utilizes actors to portray a multitude of conditions with specialized programs for teaching the complete Physical Exam.
Inter-professional education is emphasized as nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other members of an integrated health care team train together, just as they perform in the healthcare setting. This integration enhances the educational experience for all professions involved. Customized clinical experiences are tailored to the level of our learners and our high-tech recording equipment gives us the ability to provide audio and video documentation of performance. We provide experiential learning opportunities to our students and all the Faculty Development opportunities you will need to ensure successful instruction using simulation.
Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC)
The Teaching and Learning Commons provides academic support and resources to empower all who teach at WVU. Our team uses an evidence-based approach that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity. We work with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching, both on campus and online, to deepen student learning.
Women's Resource Center
Welcome new faculty members! As you become more acquainted with the Mountaineer family, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Women’s Resource Center. We offer a wide-ranging list of on-and-off campus resources and programming for women and families. Our site includes information on career resources, healthcare, work/life balance policies and support, dependent care, healthy living, student organizations as well as services for immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and women’s rights groups. Visit wrc.wvu.edu for your one-stop-shop to find WVU and community resources and programming focused on women and women’s issues.
Please also consider participating in WRC’s Peer Learning Communities for new colleagues. Visit the WRC at the Partners in Success resource fair to learn more!"
The WRC will cross-promote events, programs, etc. that focus on women or gender equity. Please tag WRC on WVU calendar. We will also table at events that focus on women, gender equity, or safe sex.
WV Clinicial & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI)
WVCTSI is the academic home and catalyst for clinical and translational research in West Virginia targeting priority health areas, including addiction and resulting emerging epidemics (e.g., hepatitis C), cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic lung disease. Recently, WVCTSI has become involved in COVID-19 research that is critical to West Virginia. It has established research collaborations with partner institutions throughout the state to leverage strengths and expand capacity. Through the WVCTSI, participating West Virginia faculty and clinicians have access to resources and services including research project guidance and consultation, biostatistics support, clinical data resources, study design guidance, clinical trials support, and a range of funding mechanisms and community networks.
WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office
WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office representatives will be not be available during the New Faculty Orientation. However, they invite any questions you may have. Please email them at Faculty_Ombudsperson@mail.wvu.edu.
The Office of the WVU Faculty Ombudsperson offers a safe, unique setting for faculty members to talk candidly about workplace concerns. It serves as a BOG Rule 1.6 designated confidential resource and operates in a confidential, informal, neutral, and independent manner, in accordance with the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The faculty ombudsperson can assist with workplace conflicts by listening; providing information about University policies, procedures, and resources; exploring options; coaching through difficult conversations and circumstances; and facilitating conflict resolution.
West Virginia University is committed to providing accessibility to degrees for nontraditional learners. WVU Online offers over 55 degrees and certificates that allow our students to complete a quality education while balancing family, work, and other responsibilities. Our promise to online learners is to provide an affordable degree, with a commitment to student success and instructional excellence, from a nationally recognized brand. WVU Online is made up of admission coaches that assist students from the point of inquiry through what WVU’s Admissions Team consider a “strong start,” which is the first week of classes. The unit also oversees the registration process for many online programs, conducts feasibility studies for programs considering an online modality, provides multichannel marketing for distance programs, and manages the State Authorization process for institution.
West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, we publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. We also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.