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This page is regularly updated with news and updates related to WVU Faculty and the WVU Faculty Senate. Dated information will be moved to the Archived News page. Feedback and requests for additional information may be sent to facultysenateoffice@mail.wvu.edu.

May 2024


  • Senate has approved an optional Campus Carry Syllabus Statement for faculty use beginning with the summer semester.  This statement, vetted by the Office of General Counsel, allows faculty to prohibit concealed pistols and revolvers in their sole occupancy office, as defined in question #10 of the Campus Carry FAQ.
  • The Faculty Senate will not convene in June, and the next scheduled meeting is September 9, 2024. Dr. Diana Davis, School of Medicine, will assume the role of Faculty Senate Chair on July 1, 2024.
  • WVU will be launching the First Day Complete course material program on July 22 for WVU undergraduate students.  This is an automatic opt-in program for students.  Faculty are advised to review the site and associated FAQ page for information.  Students may choose to opt out of the program on a semester-to-semester basis, with an August 30 opt-out deadline for the fall term.
  • The Shared Governance Committee received 126 applications for the Presidential Search Committee. Following a thorough selection process, the committee identified six candidates and six alternate candidates to present to Faculty Senate for approval.  Faculty Senate voted to approve the list of candidates, which will be forwarded to the Board of Governors Ad Hoc Governance Committee, who will select three faculty representatives for the available Presidential Search Committee seats.  For more information, please view the recording of the Shared Governance Committee report here.

April 2024


March 2024

  • Teaching and Assessment Committee - Student Perception of Teaching Updates (PDF)
    • Faculty Senate voted to approve adopting the new Student Perception of Teaching instrument at the March 4, 2024 Faculty Senate meeting. The Teaching and Assessment Committee will be distributing additional information and updates on implementation later this spring.
  • Unit Review Summaries have been posted on the Transformation website and are available for review. You will find that the Non-Academic and Support Units link summarizes 18 units, including areas such as Talent and Culture, Environmental Health, and Shared Services, and the analysis of director-level and above positions.  Those documents are linked below for your convenience.
    •  Following the resignation of President Gilmer, Vice Provost Paul Kreider appointed interim campus president of Potomac State College effective March 15, 2024.
    • Regional Campus Academic Transformation Timeline Update:
      March 2 - Self Studies Due
      April 19 - Intent to Appeal deadline
      June 21 - Final Recommendations made to the Board of Governors

    January 2024


    Teaching and Assessment Committee - January Updates on New Instrument for Classroom Feedback

    Office of the Provost - Faculty Senate Budget Model Presentation (PDF)

    December 2023

    Administrative Salary Reductions
    Voluntary Administrative Salary Reductions article as reported by the Dominion Post 11/16/23 stating total savings of $772,772.
    State Funding Formula
    Information on the state funding formula can be found here.
    Provost General Education Program Report
    The Office of the Provost has completed a review of the general education program. View the report here. 

    Non-Returning Faculty - Spring and Fall 2023

                                        Notice Semester


                  Spring 2023                   Fall 2023                   Total  
            Non-Returning Classification*
            #
            %
            #
            %
            #  
    Tenured
                    0
                    0%
                  83               54%
                  83
                29%
    Tenure-Track
                    0
                    0%
                  17
                  11%
                  17
                6%
    TAP**                 8
                    6%
                  36
                  23%
                  44
               15%
    SAP
                    1
                    1%
                    1
                  1%
                    2
                1%
    Clinical, Research, Visiting, Lecturer
                  30
                  22%
                  13
                  8%
                  43
                15%
    Classified Staff
                  19
                  14%
                    1
                  1%
                  20
                7%
    Non-Classified Staff
                  78
                  57%
                    3
                  2%
                  81
                28%
    TOTAL
                 136
                154

                290

    * Includes all non-renewals, non-continuations, RIFs, retirements and voluntary resignations associated with Academic Transformation.
    ** Includes 8 additional TAPS in Chambers, Fall 2023.

    Fall 2023
    Faculty Advisory Council
    Faculty advisory group to the Provost. Some members were chosen by recommendation by Faculty Senate leadership, while others were selected by Provost Maryanne Reed.
    Teach-Out Information
    The links below lead to posted information relating to WVU teach-out plans as a result of program discontinuation.
    - Program Discontinuation Process
    - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences - Program Discontinuance and Teach-Out Plans
    Reduction in Force Resource
    Provost’s RIF site (including information on outplacement services and how to handle funding contracts): https://provost.wvu.edu/academic-transformation/departing-separating-resources
    Resource for Faculty Seeking New Positions
    Nathalie Singh-Corcoran, Coordinator of the Eberly Writing Studio, has generously offered to proofread, edit, and/or provide feedback on cover letters and CVs of faculty searching for new positions. You can reach Nathalie at nathalie.singh-corcoran@mail.wvu.edu
    Regarding Emeritus Status for Retirees during Transformation
    Emeritus Status: The retirement clause of BOG Rule 4.2 (Section 10.2) on emeritus status is being waived this year. We encourage all those eligible to apply.
    Reduction in Force Information
    The Provost’s Office confirmed on 10/20/23 that non-returning faculty generally are not required to go through the annual review process, including submitting materials in Digital Measures/Watermark. We do remind faculty that Digital Measures/Watermark will transfer to many other institutions, so some non-returning faculty may still elect to enter information into that system.