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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.

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.

WSU Adds Equity and Justice Designation to General Education Curriculum

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Faculty Senate approved a new course designation on Oct. 6 called “Inquiry into Equity and Justice (EQJS)” that will expand the University Common Requirements (UCORE) general education curriculum for the first time in a decade. The new UCORE designation, which will not impact UCORE credits necessary for graduation, goes into […]

Using [CAPS] Assessment Summary Results to Inform Decision-making to Support the UCORE General Education Program

Assessment activities and results are intended to inform regular faculty reflection and discussion about effective teaching, learning, and curricula, and ultimately contribute to decision-making to support student learning. In concert with the UCORE Director, faculty on the UCORE Committee and Subcommittee for Assessment annually review results of UCORE’s Capstone [CAPS] Assessment and suggest actions for improved assessment or use to inform […]