WVU has excellent faculty, 18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year, as they guide and mentor students.
Throughout the academic year faculty development workshops are offered that are informative and assist in the continuing education of our faculty.
WVU was ranked in the 2011 top 20 “Best Places to Work in Academia” by The Scientist Magazine--1 of only 2 land-grant institutions and just 4 comprehensive universities in total made the list.
WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. Only 6% of all universities have.
Faculty conduct $177.7 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.
The 2011-2012 WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching was received by six innovative and dynamic teachers.
94% of full-time instructional/tenure track faculty have earned doctorates or first-professional degrees in their discipline.
There are three annual institutional award programs each year that recognize teaching, research and service-The Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the Heebink Distinguished Service Award.
A committee of faculty members across campus has been formed to lead WVU in the selection, support, and promotion of these massive open online courses (MOOCs). The MOOC Committee is seeking proposals from faculty who want to participate in this new venture.