THE WVU STEWARDSHIP PLAN
WELCOME TO A BETTER OPTION
WE PROPOSE AN ALTERNATIVE TO WVU'S ACADEMIC TRANSFORMATION PLAN
The current Transformation Plan involves 32 program cuts and estimated involuntary workforce reductions of up to 429 positions.
Our goals in bringing this alternative proposal forward are:
To ensure that West Virginia University remains a financially solvent public institution in the eyes of the state, the nation, and the alumni.
To change the negative tide of national and state-wide public opinion being waged in the media in regard to recent announcements about West Virginia University.
To help ensure a university that continues to meet the needs of our students, our campus, and our communities now and in the future.
Using the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, our plan proposes only 3 workforce reductions and still saves WVU $45 Million.
HOW OUR PLAN WORKS
The Stewardship Plan leaves intact West Virginia University while meeting the $45 million expense reduction target established by the University. Any and all of the perceived benefits of the Transformation Plan can still be accomplished under the Stewardship Plan on a reasonable time-table established by a new senior administration team through a combination of the following actions:
• Immediate halt to the Transformation Plan initiatives relating to program discontinuations, faculty line reductions and non-renewal of contracts.
• The rescission of all reduction In force notices and notices of non-renewal previously issued by the University to be effective in May 2024.
• No involuntary faculty line reductions.
• No non-renewal of contracts.
• No disruption in the service to students or employees of WVU.
SIGN TO SUPPORT
Add your name to the list of supporters of an alternate path forward for WVU
Anonymous: Our goal is to accumulate unique individuals supporting the Stewardship Plan. While we do not intend to share signatories, if you have a compelling reason to reserve your name (like fear of professional reprisal) feel free to sign 'anonymous', while also indicating as much affiliation as can be useful. Thank you.
SUBSIDIARITY & SOLIDARITY
Subsidiarity involves organizing the various functions of society in a way that nurtures the vitality of the community
Solidarity represents the moral quality that empowers us to collectively embrace the abundance of resources