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Accreditation team to visit WSU campuses next week
March 26, 2009

PULLMAN – An accreditation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will visit WSU’s campuses next week, the final step in the 10-year reaccreditation process for the university.

The 12-person team, which is led by Auburn University President Jay Gogue (GOODGE’), will be on the Pullman campus April 1-3. Team members will also visit the Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses on March 30 and the Spokane campus April 2. They will be evaluating how well the university is addressing nine standards for institutional improvement and effectiveness established by the NWCCU.

“Re-accreditation is one of the most important indicators of the quality of a university,” … » More …

Dropped class list ready soon for comment
December 5, 2008

A complete list of courses proposed to be dropped as a result of WSU’s academic affairs program prioritization (A2P2) is expected to be available for university review by mid-December.


Larry James, associate executive vice president, is negotiating with colleges this week about contested courses. He plans to complete the review and have the dropped courses posted to a website by Dec. 12 or soon after.


After feedback, the final list of dropped courses will go before the Faculty Senate for approval in January. An audit of degrees would come next in the A2P2 process, James said.


Many of the courses recommended to … » More …

Academic self-reviewsnow up for viewing
March 26, 2008

Self-reviews completed by individual program units as part of the Academic Affairs Program Prioritization (AAPP) process are now online at

Members of the WSU community are encouraged to read the reports and comment on them. All comments posted by April 3 will be forwarded to the phase II task force which has been charged with making recommendations regarding which programs should be targeted for growth and investment, which should be maintained at current levels and which should be either consolidated or phased out.

The website has links to 135 reports that arrived in a variety of formats including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and … » More …

Top positions filled
August 19, 2005

Washington State University Tri-Cities Chancellor Larry James has been named associate executive vice president for the Pullman campus. David Lemak, professor of management and director of business programs at WSU Tri-Cities, will take over as interim chancellor of that campus.The changes are part of an executive reorganization plan announced Aug. 1 by WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. The plan calls for Robert Bates, provost and academic vice president for WSU, to also serve as executive vice president for the Pullman campus, giving him an increased role in management of the campus. In his new administrative role in support of the provost, James will work … » More …