Refining Our Purpose
WVU is pursuing the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities' Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation.
IEP will further refine the University's purpose as West Virginia's land-grant institution, while strengthening long-term strategy and practice to maximize our impact.
The what, why and how of the IEP process and ways to participate.
How can I get involved?
The WVU IEP Core Team, led by Extension and Engagement Dean, Jorge Atiles, and Research Office Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities, Melanie Page, is in the process of recruiting liaisons from colleges, departments, units and organizations across campus to support the WVU IEP Core Team, compile information on projects and programs and recommend members for service on working groups.
If you’d like to learn more about the Core Team and this process, please email Priscila Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Self-Assessment Process
WVU must complete an intensive, introspective self-assessment of its work around innovation and economic engagement.
WVU liaisons from colleges, centers and units are engaging with stakeholders to inventory WVU’s work in economic engagement, build stronger relationships with stakeholders on and off campus, and identify strengths as well as areas of growth and improvement.
Goals throughout the process:
- WVU should KNOW what we are doing well and what we can improve to better enhance our economic engagement strategies.
- WVU should be able to MEASURE the extent to which we are engaged.
- WVU should be able to TELL the story of our contributions to economic development.
- WVU must ENGAGE with external stakeholders throughout the processes of knowing, measuring and telling to ensure our economic and community contributions have meaningful impacts.