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West Virginia University (WVU) is the intellectual home of more than 28,000 Mountaineers (the school's mascot). Founded in 1867, the public land-grant institution is the state's preeminent institution of higher learning. WVU offers more than ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Online Course Developer and Instructor in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Online Course Developer and Instructor in Morgantown, WV
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    I have been working at West Virginia University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The online program at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media is very structured. All courses follow the same format, with all discussion assignments having the same requirements. The university constructs the course calendar. So, students know what to expect from course to course. This significantly cuts down on student failure.

    Cons

    There are two downsides to working at WVU: 1) If an online course has less than 12 students enrolled in it, they won't run it. If, by some chance, they do (say, for instance, the course has 9 students enrolled), the course compensation will be prorated. 2) Due to West Virginia law, WVU is required to deduct West Virginia state income taxes from every paycheck. I live in NY, but I still have to pay that tax. There are no exemptions. The best you can do is try to secure a refund, but in my 4 years there, I've been unsuccessful in that.

    Advice to Management

    Run online courses, even if there are only a handful of students in them, especially when you're trying to get new programs of study off the ground. It looks really bad to students when courses constantly don't run because you don't have 12 students registered for them. If it's an online course, you really have very little overhead, so run them.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV).

    Interview

    I was a master's graduate from WVU applying for PhD program. I had interviews with 3 professors. Most of them were interested to know my research background and explained what their groups are working on.

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  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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