The naming of the football field inside Martin Stadium and halting the use of SAT and ACT test scores in the admissions process were among the actions taken by the WSU Board of Regents during its meeting on Friday, March 12.
Years of scholarship has demonstrated significant issues of bias with standardized testing. Instead of using these scores, admissions officers will rely on metrics that better reflect a potential student’s ability to succeed.
Members are expected to take action on several issues including discontinuing required use of the SAT and ACT in the admissions process and one‑time revisions to select mandatory fees for the 2020–21 academic year.
Members of the public can watch the proceedings live on YouTube and can request to speak during the public comment period of the meeting by registering online.
Following recommendations from student groups, the regents approved a reduction of the Services and Activities Fee for WSU Pullman and WSU Tri‑Cities students during their meeting Friday.
During the online meeting, the board is expected to take action on President Kirk Schulz’s proposed goals and objectives for the current academic year as well as a revised fiscal year 2021 athletics budget.
These meetings will be conducted via Zoom in accordance with current public health safety guidelines. Both days of meetings will be broadcast live on Youtube.
The decision was made in conjunction with WSU President Kirk Schulz. Meetings will be held online in keeping with physical distancing guidelines.
The Board voted to establish a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree as well as a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree at their virtual meeting on May 8.
In compliance with social distancing guidelines, members of the Washington State University Board of Regents will conduct their May 7 and 8 meetings via Zoom.