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Projects and Initiatives

The Office of the Provost oversees and engages in a variety of efforts that support the University’s overall mission and vision.

Academic Transformation

Following a charge from President Gordon Gee in December 2020, the Office of the Provost is strengthening and evolving WVU’s academic enterprise to remain competitive and relevant to students, employers and the region.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which guarantees the quality of the University as a whole. The Provost’s Office plays an integral role in WVU’s accreditation process.

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Covid Planning

Since 2020 and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, WVU has been making the necessary adjustments to ensure the safety and success of our community members.

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Educational Materials Affordability

Partners across campus have created guidelines that help make educational expenses more affordable for WVU students.

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Faculty and Leadership Development

In 2019, the Provost’s Office created a new associate provost for faculty development and culture position to ensure that WVU faculty have the adaptability and resiliency needed to ensure their individual career success.

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Honorary Degrees

Each fall, the University community is invited to nominate outstanding individuals for the Honorary Doctorate Degree at WVU. The Provost's Office manages this effort.

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Strategic Transformation

In 2019, the Provost’s Office engaged with nearly 1,000 faculty, administrators and selected staff members across WVU to identify the University’s key strengths and points of differentiation. Through a series of facilitated visioning sessions, members of

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Transform This! Challenge Grants

In 2020 and 2021, the Office of the Provost provided financial support for faculty and staff to innovate and engage in strategic transformation activities at the University.

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University Mission Hires

In February 2020, the Office of the Provost launched a pilot program designed to hire and retain underrepresented faculty at West Virginia University.

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Women’s Leadership Initiative

The WVU Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) empowers and engages women on campus, helping them achieve their full professional potential and form a community within which the participants can initiate valuable new relationships.

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Most Valuable Player Awards

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the WVU Office of the Provost celebrated its Most Valuable Player awards to recognize outstanding teaching, research and service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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