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WVU New Faculty Orientation (virtual)

West Virginia University’s annual New Faculty Orientation is always a special time to welcome new faculty to our Mountaineer family. Like many things, this year’s event will be a little different. On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, we will host a virtual event for new faculty across all WVU campuses (including Potomac State and WVU Tech) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with breaks built-in). 

SPH Virtual All-Hands meeting

The School of Public Health will hold an All-Hands meeting via Zoom on Thursday, August 13, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Deans Coben and Alexander will share several updates, including details regarding fall semester planning and accreditation. 

HSC ITS offers information for faculty, staff for fall semester

To assist in preparing faculty and staff for various online teaching modalities, HSC ITS has compiled some helpful information to assist you in preparing for the fall semester. Please review pertinent information below about: Teaching & Delivery Methods:

WVU in the News: How to spot and report the signs of child neglect and abuse

On this episode of “What’s Next,” we speak with Andrea Darr from the WV Center for Children’s Justice, Audra Hamrick from the WVU School of Public Health and Cortney Simmons from the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion about the creation of the new “Handle With Care” guidelines they helped to create. These are designed to help people spot and know when to report the signs of child neglect & abuse.

Panel discussion for research impacted by COVID

Join the WVU Research Office in the first of a series of discussions focused on the issues being faced by faculty that normally conduct face-to-face human subjects research, research with now inaccessible populations such as older people or school children, travel restricted research such as international or to now closed archives, and performance based scholarship and creative work.

Faculty survey: Research and scholarship

The Research Office has created a brief survey to assess SARS-CoV-2 impact on research, scholarship and concerns of our faculty as we move into the fall. All faculty are encouraged to participate. The Research Office will share the results with the colleges.

Standing together for science-based approaches to COVID-19

Eighty leaders of ASPPH member schools and programs of public health on Monday issued an open letter to President Trump, urging him “and the American people to relentlessly focus on science-based interventions to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The protection of the American people from the disease must remain our priority.” The letter continued, “The COVID-19 virus is a ruthlessly efficient and determined adversary that forces all segments of society to set aside personal conveniences and expressions of individualism to achieve our shared objective of preventing disease transmission.”