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48th annual Potter Lecture examines the ethics of war
March 12, 2010

PULLMAN – Georgetown University Professor of Philosophy, Nancy Sherman, will deliver the WSU Department of Philosophy’s 48th annual Potter Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in CUE, Room 203. Sherman’s lecture, “The Untold War: The Guilt They Carry,” will examine the psychological and moral burdens borne by soldiers.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will draw from her recent book, “The Untold War: Inside Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers.” A book signing will follow the lecture.

A highly acclaimed philosopher, psychoanalyst, ethicist and the first Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy, Sherman … » More …

State plan addresses evolving idea
January 18, 2008

The idea of performance contracts, or funding according to results, is part of a recently released draft of a state strategic master plan for higher education.

“There seems to be a gradually evolving interest by more people in coming to some kind of agreement or relationship” between legislative appropriation and higher education accountability, said Jane Sherman, WSU vice provost for academic policy and evaluation in Olympia.

The idea prompted WSU to prepare a performance agreement prototype in February 2005. It outlined potential increases in enrollment, degrees granted, nonstate research funding, student research experiences and more as returns for increasing state investment through 2011.

Some months … » More …