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Change Agent Course


The ADVANCE Change Agent course prepares academics and professional staff to be leaders who can ignite change at the department/unit and institutional levels.

This course will help participants 

  • Identify, analyze and address patterns of inequity
  • Propose, implement and evaluate responsive interventions
  • Help ensure all members of the academic community experience an inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong.

The course is open to faculty, administrative leaders and program staff. Course dates and details are listed below.

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Participant selection is based on the applicant's:

  • description of the relevance of the course to their current role,
  • ability and commitment to complete all aspects of the course, (including attending and participating in all in-person/synchronous class meetings)
  • course space limitations.


As a course participant, you are also eligible to earn a WVU Badge if you complete all coursework criteria.Requirements include:

  • Course participants must successfully complete all reading, writing, and discussion-related class assignments as outlined in the course syllabus and evaluated by course instructors.
  • Course participants must attend all in person/synchronous class meetings. If an emergency prevents exemplary attendance, course participants may work with course instructors to make up what was missed.


The course will be offered in person at a designated campus location or online via synchronous class meetings. There are five standard class meetings organized by the five components of our guiding course framework:

  • Problem Awareness
  • Problem-Analysis
  • Problem-Solving Action
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

In between class meetings, course participants complete assigned readings, view pertinent media clips, and engage in interactive discussions within our course learning forum.

Upcoming Course Offerings

Spring 2024 - Online (All dates take place on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. except for the last date.)

  • Feb. 16
  • March 1
  • March 22
  • April 5
  • April 26
  • May 13