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Director chosen for national diversity/inclusion task force

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Turea Erwin has been appointed to serve a two-year term on a national diversity task force organized by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Erwin, director of WSU’s Women’s Resource Center, will provide leadership on AAUW’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. The group will evaluate AAUW programs and […]

Phase II reviews/self-reviews under way

The Office of the Provost has created a website for those interested in keeping abreast of the Academic Affairs Program Prioritization (AAPP) process. It is at http://academic-prioritization.wsu.edu.   “The goal is to be as transparent as possible,” said Ken Casavant, professor of economic sciences and a co-chair of the AAPP phase II task force. The […]

Parking task force to consider Spokane Street changes

The Washington State University Parking and Transportation Task Force is inviting comments on a plan to improve pedestrian safety and transit access on the Pullman campus that would eliminate some parking spaces on Spokane Street between College Avenue and Campus Street.As more pedestrians use the central campus area, increased north/south vehicle traffic is using Spokane […]

University creates Katrina relief task force

The University has launched a task force to coordinate WSU’s many efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Melanie Brown, director of the Community Service Learning Center, and Tom Brigham, professor of psychology and Office of the President, are the co-chairs.Members of the task force will include representatives of the major student, faculty, and […]

Task forces collect info to improve graduate ed

The newly formed WSU Graduate Education Commission has organized into five task forces to collect information in order to present initial recommendations for improving graduate education to the Graduate Enhancement Commission in October. Those wishing to offer input to the Graduate Education Commission (GEC) may contact any member, said co-chair Richard Shumway, or send comments […]

Task force to take aim at cheating, plagiarism

Plagiarism and cheating — two thorny problems challenging universities nationwide — are among the issues to be tackled by a new Faculty Senate task force. Washington State University’s Faculty Senate recently appointed a task force on academic integrity and assigned it to study: • developing an academic integrity code • helping plan education and prevention […]