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Professor to testify before Congress about foster care
December 1, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

amy-salazar-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Youth in the foster care system receive little support once they turn 18, especially when it comes to pursuing postsecondary education.

400 high school students visit to learn about higher ed
March 20, 2014

WashingtonCouncil-logo-250RICHLAND, Wash. – About 400 high school students will explore their options for higher education at the Washington Council’s free College Planning Day Friday, March 21, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Floyd on national panel aiding Ohio State with search
August 22, 2013

FloydPULLMAN, Wash. – Ohio State University will convene a panel of five national higher education leaders to help select its next president, and the group includes Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.

“This is truly an all-star assembly of leaders in American higher education,” said moderator Richard Chait, professor emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of education.

The search committee intends the panel – scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30 – to set the tone for the search process, which is anticipated to take a year. In a conversation among colleagues, panelists will consider the challenges and opportunities facing leaders … » More …

Director chosen for national diversity/inclusion task force
July 25, 2013

ErwinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Turea Erwin has been appointed to serve a two-year term on a national diversity task force organized by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Erwin, director of WSU’s Women’s Resource Center, will provide leadership on AAUW’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. The group will evaluate AAUW programs and initiatives and make recommendations to achieve or broaden diversity and inclusion practices.
“Being selected is a true honor,” Erwin said. “My real motivation in applying was getting recognition for the state and WSU.”
The AAUW sought professionals in leadership … » More …

Community college promotes higher education
October 12, 2009

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Community College Outreach and Multicultural Student Services department, in collaboration with WSU, will host “You & WSU” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in YVCC’s Hopf Student Union Building.

This outreach event promotes higher education to Yakima and the surrounding community. It will target first generation students. Offering assistance through a personal approach, WSU and YVCC will share critical information regarding higher education.

The event will feature information and presentations for students and families. Topics covered include admission and deadlines, transferring from YVCC to WSU, financial aid and scholarships, resources for student success, and student and … » More …

Regents hear report on budget, tuition
April 29, 2009

The Board of Regents heard reports on the recently passed state higher education budget and the university’s upcoming budget-reduction plan at a special meeting held Wednesday.

The Washington Legislature has approved a biennial budget that includes a net reduction of $54.16 million, or 10.38 percent, in WSU’s state allocation for the biennium. It is built on the assumption of a 14 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition in each of the two years. As a result, for the 2009-2010 academic year, resident undergraduate tuition would increase $870, from $6,218 to $7,088.

President Elson S. Floyd briefed the board on the process that the university has followed … » More …

State plan addresses evolving idea
January 18, 2008

The idea of performance contracts, or funding according to results, is part of a recently released draft of a state strategic master plan for higher education.

“There seems to be a gradually evolving interest by more people in coming to some kind of agreement or relationship” between legislative appropriation and higher education accountability, said Jane Sherman, WSU vice provost for academic policy and evaluation in Olympia.

The idea prompted WSU to prepare a performance agreement prototype in February 2005. It outlined potential increases in enrollment, degrees granted, nonstate research funding, student research experiences and more as returns for increasing state investment through 2011.

Some months … » More …

Poster presentation of higher ed. history
December 3, 2007

A fundamental premise of Michael Pavel’s history of higher education course is that “American higher education cannot be adequately understood, nor can informed decisions be made, without the benefit of a historical perspective.”

Tonight, graduate students in his ED AD 572 class will be giving poster presentations on the history of myriad topics and issues in higher education, including college affordability, women’s colleges, intercollegiate athletics and assessment. The public is invited to the presentations scheduled for 7:10 to 8:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Atrium at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. Refreshments will be provided.

Pavel, an associate professor in the department of educational … » More …

College of Edu. hosts graduate school open house
November 26, 2007

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Education will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 29, for those interested in graduate programs in such fields as teaching, counseling, school administration, higher education administration, and sport management.

Students or graduates from any major are invited to the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor of Cleveland Hall.

Current graduate students will be on hand from 10-10:30 a.m. to answer questions about their experiences at the College of Education. They include representatives of the Educational Graduate Organization, and Future Teachers and Leaders of Color. Both students and … » More …