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Campus Conversations

Throughout the Spring 2022 semester, the Provost’s Office will host monthly Campus Conversations focused on specific academic transformation topics and initiatives. All WVU community members are invited to participate.

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. However, q uestions can still be submitted to academictransformation@mail.wvu.edu .

Spring 2022 Events

Academic Transformation: An Overview  |  January 24, 2022

Provost Maryanne Reed and President Gordon Gee discuss the “big picture” reasons behind the University’s academic transformation efforts, including the challenges facing higher education. Reed outlines ongoing initiatives, as well as progress to date and new priorities for the Spring 2022 semester . Interested participants are encouraged to watch the recording of  The Changing Higher Education Landscape – a December 2019 presentation by EAB’s David Attis to the WVU Faculty Senate – prior to the event.


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Academic Transformation Student Success and Academic Advising | February 24, 2022

Provost Maryanne Reed and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Evan Widders discuss strategies for improving student success, with a focus on strengthening the undergraduate academic advising model to better serve students and improve the University’s retention, persistence and graduation rates. Matt Mustard, an associate director with EAB – a higher education consultancy with whom the Provost’s Office is partnering on these efforts – presents data on national trends and best practices.


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Academic Transformation: University Budget Model | March 10, 2022

Provost Maryanne Reed, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop and Finance Program Manager Lisa Sharpe discuss the University's effort to streamline and modernize its budget practices and the potential impact of a revised budget model on academic affairs.

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Academic Transformation: Graduate Education | April 14, 2022

Provost Maryanne Reed; Vice President for Research Fred King; Associate Provost for Academic Budget, Facilities and Strategic Initiatives Mark Gavin; and Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Academic Affairs Richard Thomas discuss the University's efforts to transform graduate education.

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Academic Transformation: Intercollegiate Incubator and Semester Wrap-Up | May 12, 2022

Provost Maryanne Reed and Vice Provost Paul Kreider discuss efforts to incentivize and support the development of intercollegiate academic programs and provide highlights of academic transformation efforts to date.

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