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Political and campaigning activities

In election years, questions invariably are raised regarding whether WSU employees may engage in certain types of political and campaigning activities. The Ethics in Public Service Act strictly prohibits any use of state resources for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office or for the promotion or opposition […]

WSU seeks Carnegie classification

WSU is seeking community engagement classification for higher education from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. No institutions in Washington hold this classification.   “As the land-grant university in the state, with a presence and community partnerships in all 39 counties, WSU is well positioned to be one of the first,” said John […]

2006 student engagement results show improvement

Results from the spring 2006 National Survey of Student Engagement recently arrived and are being analyzed and compared with the 2004 results, said Fran Hermanson, director of Student Affairs Research and Assessment.WSU made significant gains in three freshman categories, including interaction with faculty, active and collaborative learning, and academic challenge. The survey is given to […]