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Dr. Floyd to deliver system-wide address Friday

Incoming President Elson S. Floyd will address the University community this Friday, February 9 at 2:15 p.m. The address, to take place on the Pullman campus in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building, Room T-101, will be broadcast to WSU campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. A question-and-answer period with Dr. Floyd will follow […]

New deans reflect on year

Last summer, six deans were appointed at WSU. Below are their answers to a few questions WSU Today posed about their first year:1. You’ve been in the dean’s position for about a year. In that time, has your perspective changed about the college or this position? * James P. Kehrer, College of Pharmacy: Yes. I […]

Insights on asking better survey questions

Suppose you want to find out what your students think about your course; maybe not the content, so much, but how you’re teaching it. It sounds simple enough, but even the simplest of surveys requires forethought.“Writing good questions is not easy,” warns Don Dillman, WSU Regents Professor and expert in survey methodology.“The first thing I […]

Research answers questions about questions and answers

In Don Dillman’s world, there is no such thing as a simple question. Context matters. Context always matters. How else do you explain why 70.2 percent of WSU students in one Web survey said they typically study 2.5 hours or less per day, while in answer to exactly the same question, only 28.9 percent of […]

University’s answerman hits 1,000th question mark

Questions are a daily way of life for Tim Marsh. Tucked away in an office a stone’s throw from the president suite and adjacent to the News Bureau, Marsh is Washington State University’s online answerman — at the helm of WSU’s AnswerLine, http://answerline.wsu.edu. With newspapers, magazines and clippings methodically stacked and filed within arm’s reach, […]