A student engages in a virtual presentation at SURCA 2022.
Supporting All Students’ Academic Success
Undergraduate researchers share their work and win awards across nine categories at annual SURCA events.
WSU SURCA 2024 Sets, Ties Participation Records

Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA)

Preparing WSU undergraduate students academically, from pre-matriculation to beyond graduation, for lifelong achievement and success.

DAESA units invite our students to create change, innovate, and lead for the public good through comprehensive learning and experiences. We also support the great teaching that is involved in that process.

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Recent Event

2023 DAESA Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the WSU Pullman campus

All DAESA students and staff were welcomed to join us in person or remotely over the Zoom platform as we presented awards intended to honor and recognize outstanding accomplishments and efforts in support of undergraduate student academic success throughout the academic year.

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News

WSU Writing Program Welcomes Angela Mitchell as Director

The system-wide Washington State University Writing Program and its units will be led starting July 1 by Angela Mitchell, current director of first-year writing at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNC). “Dr. Mitchell brings to WSU years of experience guiding university writing initiatives in addition to considerable teaching experience and research into writing studies,” said William B. Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement in the provost’s office.

WSU Smith Teaching and Learning Grant Applications Open Through March 13

Washington State University Smith Teaching and Learning Grant applications detailing innovative plans to enhance teaching and learning can be submitted through March 13, 2024. Proposals, including a signed endorsement by the applicant’s chair, can be submitted through an online application form located on the DAESA website. The focus area for 2024-25 grants is shifting to encompass a broader range of teaching and learning transformations and must address one or more of the Eight Principles of Effective Teaching, as outlined by the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas.

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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