WSU addresses questions about cuts, tuition

During what he called the most difficult day in his 15 years of serving as a president of universities, WSU President Elson S. Floyd on Friday answered questions with Provost Warwick Bayly in a press conference and a later public session about the preliminary budget-reduction plan announced earlier in the day. Floyd said the plan […]

Learning through feedback from industry leaders

Chida Don’t talk to Meriem Chida about a disconnect between academia and the “real world.” An assistant professor of apparel merchandising, she is determined that each of her courses be anchored by a problem that someone in the real world is trying to solve.   “I’m a strong advocate of bringing reality to the students,” […]

Outcomes: faculty find new process offers prime feedback

Measuring what university students know or are capable of doing professionally when they graduate is a controversial issue, but several forces are driving a renewed national push for testing student outcomes on the college level. A few of those forces include pressure from employers, rising college costs and President George W. Bush’s desire to bring […]