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Writing Programs ranks high again

PULLMAN — For the sixth straight year, Writing Programs at Washington State University has earned national recognition by landing a top place in U.S. News & World Report rankings. Writing Programs recognition is published in “America’s Best Colleges 2007” report.Since 2001, Writing Programs, in the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), has been in the news magazine’s annual list of “Academic Programs to Watch For.” This fall, 28 institutions are cited for excellence in making “the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum” and for encouraging students “to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different … » More …

Weighing in on acronyms (WIOA)

A thousand monkeys at a keyboard might eventually be able to write a Shakespeare play, but first they’d have to be cut loose from their day job — devising acronyms.If you’ve got a handle on the NSF I/UCRC’s work to design CDADIC, which is different from the work of the NSF PSERC, though both are part of the EECS, then you, no doubt, spend a lot of time — too much time? -— talking to engineers.The above paragraph not withstanding, Paul Schimpf, associate professor of electrical engineering at WSU Spokane, said engineering acronyms are actually an attempt at clarity.“We want to describe what we do … » More …