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Washington State University Office of the Provost

About Reporting Units

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning supports all academic programs in developing assessment that guides faculty and leadership in making decisions about teaching and learning. The office collaborates with faculty, chairs, and administration to build connections across campuses and departments, and to meet the changing needs in infrastructure, processes, policies, and support.

Colleges

Enrollment Management

The Office of Enrollment Management supports Washington State University’s mission by fostering student success, from recruitment through graduation. Collaborating with the academic community, Enrollment Management attracts, admits, orients, enrolls, and provides financial aid for a qualified, richly diverse pool of students. Enrollment Management embraces innovation and values access, affordability, and degree completion.

Equity and Diversity

The Office of Equity and Diversity provides transformational educational opportunities that cultivate and sustain an inclusive and diverse campus community, promoting equitable access for all who work, teach, and learn at Washington State University.

Graduate Education

The overall mission of the Graduate School is to advance graduate education and enhance the experience of graduate students. The school furthers this mission by providing service, oversight, and advocacy for all aspects of the graduate enterprise at WSU.

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President and the Budget Office. Our primary focus is institutional and comparative analyses of the academic enterprise at Washington State University in service to its mission as a public, research, land-grant university. As part of that role, the Provost and Executive Vice President has charged IR with university-wide data administration responsibilities. In addition, Institutional Research serves as an official data provider to the state of Washington, the federal government, and other external audiences.

Libraries

Washington State University Libraries have more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Media, maps, microforms, government publications, ebooks, ejournals, manuscripts, archives, and special collections additionally support WSU’s teaching and research programs. Approximately 35,000 volumes are added to the collection annually.

Museum of Art

The Museum of Art is committed to enriching the community life of Washington State University, the region and the nation by providing meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation.

Native American Programs

WSU’s Native American Programs work to increase Native American student recruitment and retention, and also coordinate with tribes to promote initiatives on the WSU campus that benefit Native students and encourage responsible research and interaction with tribes.

In November of 1997, WSU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with nine Columbia Plateau tribes to create the Plateau Center for Native American Programs. Through a Native American Advisory Council to the Provost, the Center advises the Provost on projects related to Native Americans, encouraging appropriate and responsive interaction with the tribes. Recognizing the sovereign and unique status of each tribe, WSU is committed to educational dialogue and collaboration with the tribes built on partnership and respect.

Undergraduate Education

The Office of Undergraduate Education seeks to provide a premier education and transformative experience that prepare students to excel in a global society. Its programs provide high-impact learning experiences that engage undergraduates, foster core competencies in all learners, support students through the undergraduate years until graduation. Programs include:

University Ombudsman

The primary purpose of the Office of the University Ombudsman is to protect the interests, rights, and privileges of students, staff, and faculty at all levels of university operations and programs. The ombudsman is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community. The ombudsman provides information relating to university policies and procedures and facilitates the resolution of problems and grievances through informal investigation and mediation. The office does not replace or supersede other university grievances, complaint, or appeal procedures.

Military Branches

Aerospace Studies

WSU collaborates with the Air Force ROTC at the nearby University of Idaho to offer eligible students education and training that lead to commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. Air Force ROTC students may major in any degree program offered at Washington State University. They supplement their major curriculum with specialized aerospace studies courses to prepare for active commissioned service.

Military Science

The Department of Military Science is the formal designation of the Army ROTC program at Washington State University. It is designed to educate, train, and motivate qualified students to serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army upon graduation. The military science department offers academic, professional, and technical education and training that complements the educational programs and goals of WSU.

Naval Science

The Navy-Marine Corps Officer Education Program, administered and taught by the NROTC staff at the University of Idaho, is open to men and women and offers scholarships leading to commissions in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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