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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!

Academic Updates, Reminders and New Childcare Resources

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

Congratulations on making it through the first week of the new school year! As I walked around campus this week, I was pleased to see students in classrooms and common areas, wearing masks and following our safety protocols. I saw teachers fully engaged with their students and students eager to get on with the business of learning. It’s been a long summer for all of us.

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Assigned Seating and Attendance Tracking Requirements for Fall 2020

As students, faculty and staff return to campus this month, the University’s ability to work with local health departments to support contact tracing in the event of a COVID-19 incident (e.g., a positive test) in face-to-face classes is essential. If a student in a particular course or courses tests positive, University officials must be able to quickly identify students and instructors who have been potentially exposed in those classroom settings and initiate further action.

To support this important effort, on-campus course instructors on all WVU campuses will be required to do two things:

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WVU Opposes New ICE Guidance, Underscores Commitment to International Students

Dear WVU Students, Faculty and Staff:

West Virginia University is a global institution, with an international reach and a mission of being the gateway between West Virginia and the world. International students are an integral part of our WVU community. They contribute to our diversity of thought, greatly enrich our culture and produce research that meaningfully affects society.

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Fall 2020 Course Schedule and COVID-19 Instructional Guidelines

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

Believe it or not, we are just two months away from the start of the Fall 2020 semester. I’m sure that many of you are already preparing for your Fall courses given the need to plan for multiple modes of course delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. To give you as much lead time as possible, this email provides details about the updated Fall 2020 schedule, as well as expectations and guidelines for instruction under these unique circumstances.

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COVID-19 Support for Faculty and Instructors

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

On Monday, I shared information about the return to campus this fall from the academic perspective. My email provided a broad outline of how we will deliver instruction and restart research while minimizing the impacts of the COVID-19 virus on both students and faculty. Today’s email is focused on the various ways we intend to support your efforts as you begin planning your own “re-entry” to campus.

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WVU Return to Campus: Academic Affairs Message

Dear West Virginia University Campus Community:

Last week we announced the re-opening of our West Virginia University campuses for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. As you prepare your own return to campus, I imagine you’re feeling a mix of emotions — excitement, perhaps a little anxiety, as well as a need for clarity about what the campus experience will be like this fall. I believe you will find answers to most of your questions as we roll out detailed information over the next several weeks.

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