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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of the Provost

Welcome to DAESA, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

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

  • Retired WSU President Samuel H. Smith. Smith Teaching & Learning Grants Awards for 2022

    Five Washington State University faculty proposals for Smith Teaching and Learning Grant awards have been approved for funding, said William B. Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. “The five projects funded by Smith grants will literally impact the student success and academic progress of hundreds of WSU students, and we are impressed by the innovative ideas advanced by all of the applicants. We will look forward to seeing the progress on, and the results from, these projects, with final reports due in August 2023.”

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Five Washington State University faculty proposals for Smith Teaching and Learning Grant awards have … » More …

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  • An award certificate holder showing the word 'excellence.' WSU DAESA celebrates faculty, staff, student achievements for 2021-22

    The Washington State University Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) hosted a spring event where numerous, diverse awards were presented to faculty, staff, and students for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the 2021-22 academic year. “The efforts made by dedicated, engaged team members and individuals impact the student success of every student at our university, and it’s an honor for DAESA to recognize many of those who made exceptional contributions,” said William B. Davis, interim vice provost.

    PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) hosted a spring event where numerous, diverse awards were presented to faculty, … » 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.

Learn more about our division »