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A Cougs Rise undergraduate student mentor tries out the new virtual learning platform using an Occulus Quest 2 headset.
WSU is using the immersive digital environment of virtual reality to connect high schoolers with mentors to help prepare them for college. “Using cutting-edge technology, we’re using immersive VR experiences to engage in simulated environments that give the sense that the students—or actually their avatars—are meeting in person with their WSU student mentors,” said Ray Acuña-Luna, director of College Access Programs in the Office of Academic Engagement.

Preparing WSU undergraduate students academically, from pre-matriculation to beyond graduation, for lifelong achievement and success. We invite our students to make change, innovate, and lead for the public good through comprehensive learning and experiences. We champion the great teaching that is involved in that process. Read more about DAESA.

Vice Provost’s Communications


News

  • Interim assistant vice provosts Michael Highfill and Terese King are shown on the left and right, respectively. WSU Names Terese King, Michael Highfill to New Provostial Administrative Posts

    The Washington State University Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President has filled two new interim vice provost positions with experienced program directors and alumni Terese King and Michael Highfill. “These appointments support the evolving role and responsibilities of DAESA at the university,” said William B. Davis, DAESA interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. “We appreciate the vision and leadership they will bring to their new roles and look forward to the many valuable contributions they will make.”

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  • Bill Davis, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement. William Davis Named Interim Vice Provost for DAESA

    William (Bill) Davis has been appointed interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement and will begin a one-year term on July 1. Davis will succeed Mary Wack, who has served as vice provost since 2007. She is retiring, but will stay on through August as Davis transitions into his new role. “We are fortunate to have such a strong leader like Bill Davis to serve in this role, one that is critical to our educational mission at WSU,” provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

    William (Bill) Davis has been appointed interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement and will begin a one-year … » More …

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Advancing a Transformational Educational Experience

DAESA leads institutional efforts to engage students academically and to provide a high-impact education for all students that culminates in an undergraduate degree and that prepares them for lives of purpose, leadership, and global citizenship. We accomplish this task through the combined academic-support efforts of the more than 30 units, programs, and sub-programs that make up our division in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

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