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Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to WSU campus

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program. » More …

Training, mentoring needed to support department chairs

By McKenna Miller, intern, College of Education

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite playing a critical role in the academic success of higher education, department chairs are among the least studied and most misunderstood management position. » More …

Oct. 5, 6: Mentoring the topic of Native storyteller

crit-callebs-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Speaker Crit Callebs will inspire faculty and others to consider their role as mentors to students and the place of storytelling in the academy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CUB junior ballroom and via videostreaming at other Washington State University locations. Light refreshments will be served. » More …

Faculty mentors will improve WSU commercialization, impact

PULLMAN, Wash. – A peer-mentoring program to help Washington State University faculty commercialize their research will launch on Jan. 19 with a reception 4-6 p.m. in the CUB junior ballroom. » More …

Grants will expand services for first-generation students

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

first-scholars-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – The First Scholars program has helped Washington State University surpass the national percentage of first-generation students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Yet the program only has capacity to accept 20 new students each fall. » More …

Mentoring and Motivating seminar

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council is sponsoring a seminar December 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the ETRL Building, Room 101 on Mentoring and Motivating. The seminar is open to all WSU administrative professionals. It will discuss effective mentoring steps, coaching, and understanding and developing a mentoring partnership.  Many of the pitfalls and myths, attributes and benefits of being a mentor will also be covered.

The seminar will be available to off-site WSU staff through WECN.  Registration with Gayle Anderson, (509)335-8344 or is required.

Cyber mentoring reassures students earlier in career path

What if you devoted three years of time and money to your education major, only to realize during your senior-year student-teaching experience that you hated to teach? It’s been known to happen.Thanks to the WSU Cyber Mentoring Project, it could happen much less often.Spearheaded by Gerald Maring, a professor with the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, and developed in collaboration with other faculty members, the project uses videoconferencing links between college-level tutors and K-12 students statewide to provide preservice teaching opportunities.From its origin as e-mail communications and customized websites in 1996, the project has grown with the help of varied grant funding … » More …

Annual women’s forum to focus on mentoring

“Mentoring: Side by side. Step by step.” is the theme of the 10th annual Women and Leadership Forum to be held 8 a.m.-noon, and 1:45-4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the CUB. Women and men from every part of WSU as well as the community are invited to participate in the forum at no cost. WSU’s Employee Development Office has authorized the use of release time under the Release Time Policy for participation. The forum is presented by the Women and Leadership Alliance as part of Women’s History Month. The forum offers morning and afternoon sessions around the Women’s Recognition Luncheon, coordinated by the Women’s … » More …