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WSU Law Award Applications Open through March 19 for UCORE Faculty

WSU announces that applications for the next Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through Tues., March 19, 2024. “The Law award is a WSU tradition, and it recognizes UCORE educators for their unique and exceptional efforts to deliver top academic experiences for WSU students,” said Ashley Boyd, UCORE director. Thirteen faculty members have so far received the Law award, said Karen Weathermon, member of the award selection committee. The award is named in honor of WSU administrator and faculty member Richard “Dick” Law, who served as the director of general education from 1990 until his retirement in 2009.

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.

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 […]

New Certificate Program to Combine Engineering and Humanities

A new certificate program being developed by an interdisciplinary team of WSU faculty aims to help students understand ways architectural elements can shape daily life and society. Although designed for students in engineering and architecture, Dwelling in American Literature courses will serve majors from multiple colleges and disciplines and include several WSU UCORE courses to satisfy graduation requirements for all students.

WSU Accepts Smith Teaching and Learning Grant Applications through March 15

Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2021 for a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant of up to $5,000, announced Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. There are two focus areas of this year’s awards: increasing course completion […]

Previous UCORE Committee Chair Named Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Lisa Guerrero The Office of the Provost has named Lisa Guerrero, who has previously served as chair of the UCORE Committee, as Washington State University’s associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of comparative […]

Prospective UCORE Course on Introducing Students to the Palouse

An interdisciplinary WSU team has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop a series of courses for students to dig deeply into Palouse history and culture. They hope the program will give students a greater understanding of the unique region while also helping them to grow strong roots — building understanding […]