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Priority 3

Priority 3

Identify instructional improvements and efficiencies

To be a more financially responsible University, while still continuing to meet the needs of the students and communities we serve, WVU must develop policies and practices that both support students’ success and degree progress and make best use of our instructional capacity.

By reviewing internal data, such as class fill rates, number of sections offered over time, section maximum capacities, classroom utilization, and instructional capacity, we will develop and recommend new policies and practices that improve our course planning across the academic enterprise.

This approach will enable us to make informed decisions on how to best capitalize on University resources and expertise and reinvest resources to support areas of growth and opportunity.

These efforts are focused initially on WVU’s Downtown and Evansdale campuses and will extend to regional campuses in the future. WVU Health Sciences is leading its own transformation process, although HSC faculty and leadership will participate in helping to identify shared areas of growth and opportunity.


Results to Date


  • Implemented maximum capacity policy for Spring 2022 schedule at the course level based upon historical enrollment.
  • Received minimum course enrollment guidelines from colleges and schools, which include target enrollments for GEF sections, lower- and upper-division undergraduate sections, and graduate sections.
  • Developing framework for evaluating colleges' performances relative to guidelines.

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