College merger report goes to provost

The six-member faculty committee charged with recommending whether the College of Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts should be merged into a single College of Arts and Sciences sent its report and recommendation to the office of the provost and the president’s office just before Thanksgiving. John Paznokas, chair of the committee, referred all […]

WSU needs more top-50 rankings

The last university admitted into the 62-member Association of American Universities was Texas A&M in 2001. In that year, according to the Center for Measuring University Performance, Texas A&M ranked in the top 25 in three AAU-like criteria and in the top 50 in four others. Membership in the AAU came only three years after […]

Priorities, budgets, mergers, updates

WSU may be going back to the future. It is considering merging the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, 15 years after the original College of Sciences and Arts was split.   These discussions are occurring at the same time the university ponders refreshing its strategic plan and debates program priorities and […]

Becoming AAU-like

When Elson S. Floyd addressed the university recently as incoming president, he said WSU’s goal of creating a “global, world-class land-grant institution” included building the capability to join the American Association of Universities (AAU). “It’s sort of an elite club,” he noted. Elite, certainly. The 62 members of the AAU (ONLINE @ www.aau.edu) are America’s […]