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UCORE to Host Spring 24 Lunch & Learn Series

The University Common Requirements (UCORE) Committee will launch its Lunch & Learn series in spring 2024 with a focus on information literacy throughout the UCORE Curriculum. Workshops will kick off with a focus on the BSCI/PSCI/SSCI/QUAN designations on January 24th, 2024, in CUE 518 on the Pullman campus and via Zoom.   We will begin […]

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Ashley Boyd Appointed as New UCORE Director

Helping faculty design classes for the new equity and justice course designation and addressing the changing educational landscape catalyzed by ChatGPT are two areas that Ashley Boyd, incoming director of University Common Requirements (UCORE), looks forward to addressing. Boyd, a Washington State University associate professor of English, began her new position as UCORE director on Sept. 1. She replaces history Professor Clif Stratton, who served as UCORE director for the past four years before becoming the inaugural Pullman campus vice chancellor for academic engagement.

UCORE faculty can help promote NSSE

Greetings Colleagues, Every other year, Washington State University participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Student responses provide us with valuable feedback on what we’re doing well and where we might improve. The NSSE survey is currently open through May 15, 2023 to all first-year and senior students. Please help promote responses by sharing […]

Law Award applications open through March 21

Washington State University announces that applications for the next Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through Tuesday, March 21. Detailed information about the award and the online application process is available on the Law Award web page. Following reviews by the Law Award Committee, the recipient will be announced mid-April at the annual […]

Common reasons UCORE proposals are returned for revision

Welcome to a much deserved winter break! In Summer 2022, UCORE leadership conducted an inaugural analysis of its course review decisions dating back to Fall 2018. Leadership updated these data after the conclusion of the Fall 2022 semester. We are pleased to offer a brief synopsis here, and we hope that this information will help […]

Faculty Senate approves new UCORE Equity and Justice designation

The WSU Faculty Senate approved at its meeting of October 6, 2022 a proposal from the University Common Requirements Committee to create a new course designation: Inquiry into Equity and Justice [EQJS]. This new designation will go live in Fall 2023 and will involve additional, credit-neutral changes to UCORE’s structure and requirements. Please visit UCORE’s Equity and […]

It Is Grants and Awards Season

In addition to UCORE’s own Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching with a deadline of March 10, organizations under the auspices of the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce that nominations and applications are open for a number of awards and grants.