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Provost hosts dialogue

An update on university and academic topics will be presented by Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president, at his university dialogue at noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Smith CUE 518. His anticipated topics will include: • Preparation for WSU’s 10-year accreditation review.• Developments in research, scholarship and the arts. Questions and comments will be […]

Professional leave requests approved

Fifty-one requests for professional leave in 2006-2007 have been approved by Provost Robert C. Bates. He noted there will be no additional costs to WSU for this program. Recipients and topics, according to college, are:Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences• Sue Butkus, extension nutrition specialist, Food Science and Human Nutrition, April-Sept. 2007, to develop model […]

Graduate, undergraduate ed topics of provost’s dialogue

Overviews and recommendations from major reports focusing on graduate and undergraduate issues will be presented as part of a university dialogue with Provost Robert Bates at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the CUB Cascade rooms.Questions can be submitted in advance to Donna Clark, assistant to the provost, at Live audience questions also will be […]

Provost to discuss research, academic realignment

Academic realignment, administrative structure, research and education are among the topics to be addressed by WSU Provost Robert Bates as he hosts a dialogue with the university community at noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, in CUB 123. Bates will make a presentation and then welcome questions from the audience. A live videostream will be available on […]

Top positions filled

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 […]

Doug Baker accepts provost slot at University of Idaho

PULLMAN — Douglas D. Baker, vice provost for academic affairs at Washington State University, has been named provost and executive vice president of the University of Idaho. Baker has worked in a variety of roles in his 24 years at WSU. Since 2003, he has served as director of WSU’s Office of Undergraduate Education. The […]

Provost’s dialogue set for Feb. 15

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in the dialogue with Provost Robert Bates at noon Tuesday, Feb. 15, either in person at the CUB Cascade Rooms or via Web videostreaming. He will begin with reports on several academic topics.  These includeinitiatives in graduate education and the current work reviewing academicrealignment. The dialogue can […]

Academic structure considered

Provost Robert Bates, during a recent dialogue, highlighted the development of an academic plan that works in conjunction with the university’s strategic plan. The academic plan will:• Identify selective areas of emphasis and build upon them. • Improve the quality of WSU’s core academic programs and focus on high priority academic majors and degrees to enhance efficiency […]

October brings two dialogues

Two dialogues in October will update the Washington State University community on important university issues, while also providing time for comments and questions from those in attendance. Both dialogues will take place in CUB 127.At noon on Tuesday, Oct. 5, Provost Robert Bates will discuss progress on the WSU strategic plan and then invite feedback. […]