Spring is always a special time of year at WVU. The flowers are in bloom. May commencement is on the horizon, and we honor and celebrate the achievements of our faculty, staff and students.
This spring is a little different but perhaps even more special. With an end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipation of returning to a “normal” campus experience, these last weeks of the semester are bringing about a wave of emotions – the most significant one being gratitude.
We know our academic advisers are on the front lines helping to ensure our students’ success every day of the year. And the past year has been like none other. The challenges of adapting to a hybrid working and learning environment were many. But you met each challenge head on and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our students’ success.
To honor you and your efforts – this year and every year – the WVU Academic Advising Council and the Office of the Provost are proud to sponsor a new annual “appreciation day” honoring our academic advisers on all WVU campuses.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, will be the first annual WVU Adviser Appreciation Day, during which we will encourage all WVU students to show their appreciation for their advisers and faculty and staff to celebrate their colleagues across all WVU campuses.
A new website ( go.wvu.edu/adviser2021) has been launched that highlights inspiring statistics about our academic advisers and provides links to a public Kudoboard for posting messages, downloadable graphics for social media and tips on sending private messages and emails.
The day will also include the annual Advising Celebration – virtual for 2021, of course. If you haven’t already, please RSVP for this online event.
Join us as we extend our thanks to you and your colleagues for making WVU such a special place for our students.
Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
WVU Academic Advising Council