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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of the Provost

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Kelly Demand having a conversation two WSU students while pointing at a lap top screen.
WSU fund distributes $500,000 to help students weather COVID-19 crises. The Crimson Community Grants (CCG) fund provided a half million dollars to nearly 800 low‑income students statewide to help meet educational and related expenses during a spring semester impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic. “It feels good to know we are helping students with $200 to $1,000 awards each to ease their financial crises,” said Kelly Demand (shown above), CCG project director.

Promoting student achievement and supporting great teaching at Washington State University. 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

  • A WSU graduate holds up his diploma in celebration during a commencement ceremony. WSU Launches First Institutional Survey to Gauge Graduates’ Post-college Plans

    With a goal to better understand graduates’ immediate plans, Washington State University has emailed a questionnaire to 5,748 seniors asking about what they will do following graduation. “It’s important to understand that this is the first time we have conducted a university-wide survey to gather this type of statistical data,” said Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. “The new ‘Undergraduate Placement Survey’ will give the university its first comprehensive picture across the institution.”

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  • Retired WSU President Samuel H. Smith. WSU Accepts Smith Teaching and Learning Grant Applications through March 15

    Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2021 for a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant of up to $5,000, announced Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. There are two focus areas of this year’s awards: increasing course completion and student progress by reducing high C-DFW rates and redesigning large lecture courses for active student engagement in a flipped or hybrid course design.

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2021 for a Smith … » 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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