Graduate Students

Graduate Assistants should work with their supervisors to develop a plan for remote work.

GAs will not be allowed to work on campus without Research Office or Provost’s Office approval. Some GAs may need to be on campus to assist with research lab maintenance or undergraduate instruction. These GAs’ faculty supervisors must request approval through their department chair, who will forward the request to the Dean’s Office, and then to the Research/Provost Office.

In addition to those GAs who have worked during spring break according to their letter of appointment, all GAs should resume working (remotely) on Monday, March 23. 

GAs will continue to work remotely and be paid through the end of spring semester (check letters of appointment to determine final dates). 

Contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life (GradEd@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-7173) with questions or requests for assistance specific to graduate education.

Student Employees

There will be limited opportunities for remote work for students. Please contact your supervisor for details.

Students in professional programs and other students involved in practical work off campus (internships, practica, traineeships, etc.) should check with their faculty supervisors as well as their on-site supervisors concerning the continuation of their activities.

International student employees should work with their supervisor to understand their schedule and how the in-person class suspension may affect their work. If international students have any questions, they should contact globalaffairs@mail.wvu.edu.

Student Internships

Students in professional programs and other students involved in practical work off-campus (internships, practica, traineeships, etc.) should check with their faculty supervisors as well as their on-site supervisors concerning the continuation of their activities.

Student Teaching

All students completing field placement/practicum hours (or hours prior to their clinical, full-time student teaching or school counseling internship) will not attend their school placements for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 

Full-time student teachers and school counselor candidates (in their clinical placements) will continue remote/virtual collaboration with their mentor teachers/counselors for instruction and support of their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Student teachers and school counselor candidates will maintain online access, where possible, to communicate with their teacher and counselor mentors to maintain instruction and/or services as provided by each school. This will look different for each school building. 

These adjustments to field and clinical experiences will not impact students’ successful completion of their clinical placements nor their certification or graduation eligibility. Updates on the edTPA and other standardized testing teacher licensing requirements will be released soon. 

Any CIR or TIR (Counselor or Teacher in Residence) positions are technically positions of the county and must follow the county calendar as they are contracted.