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Messages from the Provost

To maintain ongoing communication with WVU campuses, Provost Reed is sending monthly messages highlighting new and ongoing initiatives that support our strategic efforts. We realize messages can get lost in inboxes, so those monthly messages also will be shared here. Check back often to stay informed!

Students Observing Ramadan During Final Exams

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

A number of our students will be celebrating the Islamic month of Ramadan from April 12 – May 12. This observance includes practicing spiritual reflection, compassion, generosity as well as fasting from sunrise to sunset, which can vary from day-to-day. An important part of each day is the breaking of the fast (f'tour or iftar) at sunset.

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Looking Ahead to 2021

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

What a year this has been. We started 2020 with a presentation from the Education Advisory Board about the many challenges facing higher education, including the decline in high school enrollments, reductions in state support and questions raised about the continued relevancy of a college education.

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Fall 2020 Course Withdrawal Deadline Extended to December 4

The Office of the Provost recognizes that additional pressures related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have impacted students in different ways. To provide students with more time to evaluate their academic performance in their courses, we are extending the deadline to withdraw from courses by two weeks. The new deadline to withdraw is December 4, 2020.

Our hope is that students will use the extra time to better inform their decision whether to complete or withdraw from a course. All students considering the withdrawal option should be aware that withdrawing from courses may negatively affect financial aid, scholarships and progression in their course of study.

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Academic Updates, Reminders and New Opportunities

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

After a rocky start to the semester, it looks as if we are on track to continue in-person instruction for the next four weeks preceding Thanksgiving break. The temporary shutdown last month significantly reduced the number of COVID-19 cases among our students, and our classroom safety protocols and additional testing have contributed to the safety and well-being of our campus community.

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Information and Updates for the Re-opening of Campus

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

After our temporary shift to online, the University has re-opened, and hopefully, we are back on track and settling into our new “normal” for the rest of the fall semester. I recognize that this has been a particularly stressful time, and I appreciate the flexibility and patience you have demonstrated as we continue to navigate the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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