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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.

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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2023 Biennial UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement Available

The 2023 Biennial Summary of Student Achievement of UCORE Learning Outcomes (PDF) is now available to WSU faculty, leadership, and other stakeholders. This report summarizes the results of UCORE assessment on the learning outcomes of the UCORE general education program (and the associated WSU Undergraduate Learning Goals), using data collected in AY 2021-22 and AY 2022-23.

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.

Lisa Carloye receives the WSU Law award

The Washington State University Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching for 2023 has been presented to Lisa Carloye, associate professor in biology. The award honors faculty who teach in the University Common Requirements (UCORE) curriculum and help undergraduates progress toward achieving WSU learning goals. “Dr. Carloye’s application stood out for the ways in which she brings to life the processes and concepts of science, using a wide variety of active pedagogical tools and practices that include sketching, mapping, creative group work, and even acting out concepts with household props like balloons, sponges, and plungers,” said Clif Stratton, UCORE director.

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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.