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WVU announces initial results of Academic Program Portfolio Review

Woodburn campus

The University announced the initial results of the Academic Program Portfolio Review process for the Morgantown campus during a Campus Conversation Monday (July 10).

If you missed the virtual session, you can watch the archived Conversation at this link. The video and other recent Conversations are also available at

The Provost’s Office reviewed several key metrics in determining whether to place a program under formal review, including student demand and enrollment, financial performance and efficiency in instruction.

Details of the Review, including results, are available at

It’s important to know that a department or program identified for formal review does not assume a specific (negative) outcome.

Outcomes could include:

  • Continuance at the current level of activity
  • Continuance at the current level of activity with specific action
  • Continuance at a reduced level of activity
  • Development of a cooperative program
  • Discontinuance

Programs that are not identified for full, formal review should still be examined for potential changes and growth.

Next steps include a Review Self-Study report by the departments. Preliminary recommendations will be communicated to colleges/departments on Aug. 11. The Board of Governors will vote on final recommendations on Sept. 15.

The Provost’s Office will host a virtual drop-in session on Thursday and Friday (July 13 and 14) for faculty and staff who may want to better understand the Academic Transformation Program Review data and metrics.

Thursday, July 13, 2023
3-5 p.m.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 925 4541 5691
Passcode: DSQpwCK5

Friday, July 14, 2023
10 a.m. – noon
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 973 4770 1984
Passcode: yG759sbj

Potomac State and WVU Tech programs and WVU Extension are exempt at this time. All will adhere to a separate timeline to be determined at a later date.

The Provost’s Office is also reviewing the General Education Foundations program and its requirements. This GEF review will allow the University to develop a general education program that is marketable to new students and increase undergraduate enrollment. Following a self-study, recommendations will be made to the Board of Governors in the Fall 2023 with implementation scheduled for Fall 2024.

The Academic Transformation process is part of the University’s overarching transformation efforts which began nearly a decade ago. More information is available at

Specific transformation-related questions may be emailed to