Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA)
The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) leads institutional efforts to engage students academically and to provide a high-impact education for all students that culminates in completion of a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for lives of purpose, leadership, and global citizenship.
Formerly the Office of Undergraduate Education, DAESA further seeks to provide a premier educational and transformative experience that prepares students to excel personally and professionally. DAESA programs provide high-impact learning experiences that engage undergraduates from all majors, foster core competencies in learners, and support students through their undergraduate years to graduation. It supports all faculty as they pursue professional development related to undergraduate education. DAESA programs include:
- Office of Academic Engagement (ATLAS, Cougs Rise, Invest in Cougs, Crimson Community Grants, Passport, CSF Achievers, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship)
- Academic Success and Career Center (Academic Advising, Academic Success Coaching, Academic Deficiency and Reinstatement, Career Expo, Career Services, Handshake (student employment portal), Internships, Student Employment, Tutoring, Workshops)
- Office of Assessment of Curricular Effectiveness (formerly the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning)
- Distinguished Scholarships Program (mentoring for prestigious, national scholarships)
- First-Year Programs (Common Reading, First-Year Focus living-learning community, Freshman Seminar/UNIV 104)
- UCORE (University Common Requirements (general education))
- Office of Undergraduate Research (SURCA research symposium, research scholarships, NSF-funded REU summer program support, UNIV 199 research skills courses, WSU Research Scholars)
- Writing Program (Undergraduate Writing Center, Graduate Writing Center, Writing Assessment, Junior Portfolio, M-courses/Writing in the Major, Professional Editing Service Center, Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing the Disciplines Program)
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The primary purpose of the Office of the University Ombuds is to protect the interests, rights, and privileges of students, staff, and faculty at all levels of university operations and programs. The ombuds is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community. The ombuds 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.