Additionally, the board reviewed efforts to integrate student recruitment and approved the sale of 30 acres adjacent to the Tri-Cities campus.
The board will hear several presentations and consider three action items.
In recognition of his lifetime business achievements and enduring contributions to education, research, technology and the arts, Mark Pigott will receive an honorary doctoral degree during Fall Commencement on Dec. 7.
Beginning in December, Board of Regents Chair Brett Blankenship will discuss the purpose and process of the assessment with campus officials from across the system. Interviews of members of the WSU community will take place in January.
Regents will kick off events at 11 a.m. Thursday with concurrent meetings of the Research and Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Student Life, and Institutional Infrastructure committees.
The Washington State University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Establishing a new degree program and approving supplemental budget requests were among the priorities of the WSU Board of Regents during its first meeting of the academic year Friday in Pullman.
The two‑day meeting will be at the Compton Union Building, and Regents will also attend several University-related functions, including the annual WSU Foundation Gala and the Pac‑12 football season opener against UCLA.
The 2019–20 tuition increase is the first in seven years for graduate and non‑resident students.
The Regents will discuss tuition, budget, goals and property purchases.