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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!

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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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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