Washington State University Office of the Provost
Transformational Change Initiative
Important updates and feature stories on the Transformational Change Initiative:
- Fall 2022 ELEVATE Conference
The all-day, system-wide conference will be held Aug. 16, 2022, concurrently on all six WSU campuses. The conference program features invited presenters from WSU recognized for their reflective and evidence-based teaching practices, interactive sessions designed to foster collaboration, and a dynamic lunch-time workshop. Participants are encouraged to attend in person at their own campuses to view the presentations that will be broadcast university-wide and gather with colleagues during the interactive sessions to reflect on how to translate the presenters’ ideas into action in the classroom.
- First TCI IDEA grants awarded to four projects
In spring 2022, proposals for four projects landed the inaugural TCI IDEA grants to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. They join several recent key WSU priorities and commitments in the provost’s office that promote IDEA. The grants are: “HD205 UCORE High-impact DEI Retreat,” “TEACHxWSU ’22: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education,” “Including All Cougs with Universal Design for Learning,” and “IDEA-driven Common Reading: Developing a Teaching Guide that Promotes Access to the WSU Common Reading Text.” The grants were announced in February 2022 with applications due in April; projects must be completed by Dec. 15 and impact reports are due in spring 2023.
- LAUNCH transforms student experience
Through a series of workshops, students gain insight on experiential learning, evaluate their post-graduation goals and plan for experiences that will put them on the right path.
- Matt Bumpus talks parent-student handbook adaptations
Juggling between a coach, a cheerleader and a safety monitor, parents of incoming college students can face a lot of challenges in helping their child successfully transition into college life.
LIFT Fellows Panel Jan 23, 2018. Faculty: Join fellows from the first LIFT faculty cohort as they share about their experience of the program and their innovative approaches to active learning and student-centered teaching areas in the classroom.
Chemistry Professor Paul Buckley discusses experience in LIFT’s first cohort.
Avi Kaplan, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology from Temple University, spent two days with faculty and graduate students in the Fall semester on the Pullman campus.
The University took action last year to launch several projects that support priorities articulated in the Strategic Plan, and reinforced by the Drive to 25.