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Promoting Academic Ways to Success

The success of WSU students is fundamental to our success as an institution. The Provost’s Office, in collaboration with numerous faculty, staff, and administrative offices throughout the university have developed a new initiative to help foster student success. Cougar PAWS – Promoting Academic Ways to Success – focuses on strengthening the academic preparedness of incoming students; supporting faculty innovation and excellence in teaching; and providing the technology and other tools that support student success.

Strategic Plan

The 2014-2019 Strategic Plan provides a clear blueprint forward in Washington State University’s pursuit of becoming one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities. Finalized in the spring of 2014, the new plan acknowledges the changing environment in which WSU – and every other higher education institution in the country – operates today in terms of funding models, the impact of technology, and the changing demographic of our student body. It also places more emphasis on accountability, transparency and institutional effectiveness.


Washington State University values a diverse and inclusive community and understands the richness it brings to every other aspect of the institution. The Office of Equity and Diversity spearheads many WSU programs aimed at fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, however, the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is integrated throughout the university.

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