When you think of your years as a student at WVU, which memories are the most vivid? Time spent with friends? Events sponsored by student organizations and clubs? Your hours in classrooms and labs?
Many faculty, staff, and alumni feel that the time spent outside of the classroom, engaged in activities with friends, is the most memorable – and when they put the knowledge they learned in class into practice.
Project 168 is an innovative approach to add purpose to students’ outside-the-classroom
experiences while bringing WVU’s core values to life. This self-paced, co-curricular
experience offers a minimum of 50 opportunities through which any undergraduate
student can engage in ten content areas.
Serve as a Project 168 Coach
Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to serve as volunteer coaches for students
completing the Project 168 curriculum requirements. Responsibilities include advising
students on their progress and meeting with students virtually or in-person as
needed; it’s simple and requires only a few hours each month.
How to Get Involved
- Complete the Project 168 coach application.
- Coaches will meet, either individually or in groups, with their students throughout the semester. This can be via email, Zoom, or in person.
Guiding Students through the Curriculum
Review the curriculum and encourage them to be creative with the content areas! Students
may substitute another elective in place of one explicitly stated in any of the
content areas by providing justification. This allows students to personalize the
Project 168 experience to match their passions and interests.
- Monthly coaching support group
- Project 168 Coach Manual
- Monthly Newsletters
- Student Progress Reports