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Transformational Change Initiative

About the Transformational Change Initiative

The Transformational Change Initiative (TCI) is a student-centered implementation and research project established in 2016 to create an innovative framework for student success from matriculation through graduation and beyond.

From its inception, the TCI has launched several projects in support of student success and has built momentum that will continue to support the priorities articulated in WSU’s system strategic plan.

Please explore our website to learn more about the initiative, its components, who’s involved and what it means to have an exceptional, transformational student experience at WSU.

Save the Date

The next system-wide ELEVATE conference will be Sept. 6, 2024.

2024 Events and Series

PIT (Pedagogy, Innovation, and Technology) Stops

PIT Stops Logo: Pedagogy, Innovation, and Technology. The next series of PIT (Pedagogy, Innovation, and Technology) Stops will consist of monthly sessions held as system-wide virtual events. The series launched on Feb. 1, 2024.

Spring 2024 PIT Stops Information


ELEVATE logo: Engage Learners, Enhance Voices, Advance Teaching Excellence.In partnership with Learning Innovation and the Teaching Academy, the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce ELEVATE! WSU’s ELEVATE programming supports WSU faculty and graduate students system-wide to Engage Learners, Enhance Voices, and Advance Teaching Excellence. The latest one-day event was hosted on August 16, 2023. The ELEVATE event was broadcast from WSU Pullman and was available virtually via Zoom—session recordings of area available from our ELEVATE page.

Fall 2023 ELEVATE information and event recap


If you have questions about the Transformational Change Initiative or any of the TCI-sponsored events, please contact Erika Offerdahl (Director, Transformational Change Initiative) at

Background Information

The Transformational Change Initiative (TCI) was a merger of two strategic reallocation proposals submitted in 2016, one aimed at freshmen and the other at upper-class students. The first-year program was aimed at building resilience, purpose and growth through both faculty support and parental interventions. The program for upper-class students integrated peer mentoring, programming and advising to move students into increasingly experiential learning opportunities. The project was a collaboration between several colleges and academic support units across multiple WSU locations. TCI was originally funded at $7,395,267 over five years.

In 2022, WSU carefully reviewed the TCI program and decided to permanently fund the same.  The project is now managed by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.