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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. […]

Provost approves 63 requests for professional leave

Sixty-three requests for professional leave in 2004-05 have been approved by Provost Robert C. Bates. He noted there will be no additional costs to WSU for this program. Here are the recipients divided by college. Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences • Preston K. Andrews, associate professor and associate horticulturist, August 2004-August 2005, to research […]

Provost updates strategic plan process at dialogue

A new online mechanism will allow people watching the upcoming Provost’s Progress Report via their computers to make comments and ask questions. Washington State University Provost Robert Bates will share updates on the strategic plan and academic programs and then accept comments and questions from faculty, staff and students at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10, in […]

Provost praises projects for making progress

You know what they say: “If you aim at nothing, that’s just what you’ll hit.” To be sure it doesn’t miss the mark of fulfilling its strategic goals, Washington State University continually identifies the target: It defines, assesses, reports, refines and rewards projects that meet the four goals. Through hearing of these “success stories,” members […]

Provost hosts fall dialogue

Provost Bob Bates will hold a fall dialogue for faculty, staff and students noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Compton Union Building Cascade Rooms. It also will be available via videostreaming. He will report on implementation of the university’s strategic plan and on developments in WSU academic areas. Then he will open the session to comments […]

Strong industry relationships aim of provost and assistant

Provost Robert Bates has a vision for Washington State University. “Imagine a future where WSU — at the university, school and even department level — has strong and fruitful relationships with industry. Where our research and inventions solve social problems and reduce unemployment throughout Washington. Where WSU is nationally known for innovation. Where outstanding students […]

Bates Dialogue set

Faculty, staff and students are welcome at the first in a new series of Dialogues, with Provost Robert Bates, set for noon on Tuesday, March 11, at the Compton Union Building Cascade Room 127. The Provost will open the dialogue with comments about important current issues for our university, and then take your questions and […]