WSU advises Oregon teachers on documenting student growth

By Trevor Havard, College of Education intern PULLMAN, Wash. – To help ease the frustration of Oregon teachers with classroom assessment requirements, Washington State University’s Chad Gotch teamed up with the Oregon Department of Education to speak with teachers and administrators about using assessments to document student growth.

Faculty workshop: Concept maps enrich learning

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus PULLMAN, Wash. – PowerPoint presentations divide information into bullet points. “Concept maps” use the opposite approach: They require students to connect information – and that takes them to what assistant professor Olusola Adesope calls “a higher level of cognitive process.”

Extension Engaged will focus on sustainablility

Extension Engaged will address practical aspects of community sustainability during its production at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in FSHN T-101. The Pullman audience is asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. Videostream access also will begin then ONLINE @ Toll-free numbers and an e-mail provided during the program will allow viewers to send […]

Assessment is the wrong focus in higher education

Assessment is a hot topic in higher education these days, especially at universities — including WSU — that are preparing for an accreditation process. But, a leading assessment expert is in Pullman this week to say assessment is the wrong focus. “The only reason to do assessment is to improve the things you care about,” […]

Summer nursing program to research effectiveness

In a continued effort “to offer the best undergraduate experience in a research university,” the first goal of WSU’s Strategic Plan, WSU’s Intercollegiate College of Nursing will research the effectiveness of its Native American Summer Nursing Institute. The Na-Ha-Shnee Native American Summer Nursing Institute is a WSU program designed to recruit Native American students into […]