Continuing its emphasis on student success and retention, West Virginia University will hire an associate provost to lead those efforts and more across the entire system, Vice Provost Paul Kreider announced today (May 22).
The new associate provost will “create, implement and manage the strategic direction for retention and policy for undergraduate education at the main campus in Morgantown, West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley and Potomac State College in Keyser,” Kreider said.
Also, Kreider said, the associate provost will work with the administration and faculty to seek increased external funding to support undergraduate education and to promote the importance of research, scholarship and creative activity in fulfilling the University’s mission. The search will be internal.
The associate provost, who will report to Kreider, will also:
- Participate in the strategic direction and management of the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success and Student Support Services.
- Lead the integration of Career Services and Veteran Affairs into the academic curriculum.
- Recommend, oversee and implement policies regarding undergraduate education.
- Work in partnership with the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of Academic Integrity, and the Office of the General Counsel to resolve student issues and student appeals.
- Co-chair Academic Policy Committee to review of undergraduate policies on a rotating basis. Guide the policy review and communication process and prepare the content for the undergraduate catalog.
- Work in conjunction with the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee, Registrar, WVU Tech, Potomac State and the colleges to process academic programming.
- Provide support and collaborate with the Office of Accessibility Services to increase access to higher education and increased student success through appropriate accommodations.
In conjunction with this, current Vice Provost John Campbell, a recognized expert on the use of technology to improve retention, has elected to step away from an administrative role and focus on research on technology and student success research, effective July 1.
Until the associate provost is in place, Kreider will oversee the departments currently reporting to Campbell.
CONTACT: John A. Bolt; University Relations/Communications