Units and Programs
The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement is made up of several units focused on student support and success.
Each year, every WSU undergraduate system-wide is touched multiple times by DAESA programs and services. Many DAESA efforts also support faculty and staff professional development.
The services and programming DAESA units offer to students includes but is not limited to:
- Academic advising
- Career preparation
- Communications and writing skills development
- Connections to campus and community services
- Financial wellness services
- Networking opportunities
- Research engagement training and opportunities
- Skill-building to boost academic confidence and team leadership and membership
- Success courses and workshops
Many DAESA services and programming are geared toward the success of underrepresented/minority and low-income students.
DAESA is also responsible for managing courses including the university’s general education (University Common Requirements/UCORE) curriculum as well as suites of courses with the UNIV and WRIT prefixes.
DAESA’s Units and Programs
- Academic Engagement, Office of (OAE):
- College Access and Transition Programs: College Success Foundation (CFS) Achievers, Cougs Rise East, Cougs Rise West, Cougs Rise STEM, The Coug Cast, Dare to Dream
- College Success Programs: Teacher Prep Student Support Services, STEM Student Support Services, Veterans Student Support Services, National Student Exchange, Passport Program
- College Affordability Programs: Cougar Money Matters, Invest in Cougs, Crimson Community Grants, Washington State Opportunity Scholars
- Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC): Academic Advising, Academic Success Coaching, Academic Deficiency & Reinstatement, Career Expo, Career Coaching, Cougar Closet Handshake (student employment portal), Drop-in Academic and Career Advising, Internships, Student Employment, Tutoring, Workshops
- Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness, Office of (ACE), formerly Assessment of Teaching and Learning
- Distinguished Scholarships Program
- First-Year Programs: Common Reading, First-Year Focus living-learning community, First-year Success Seminar/UNIV 104 course
- LSAMP/Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
- Transfer Center for Policy and Resources
- UCORE/University Common Requirements (general education)
- Undergraduate Research, Office of: SURCA/Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Summer Undergraduate Research Programming, Introduction to Directed Research/UNIV 199 course, WSU Research Scholars, MIRA, MARC-WSU
- UNIV Courses (University-wide courses overseen by DAESA)
- Writing Program: Undergraduate Writing Center, Graduate Writing Center, Writing Placement, University Writing Portfolio, M-courses/Writing in the Major, Professional Editing Service Center, Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines Program, WRIT courses