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The council plans to look at current resource allocation in higher education around the nation to help them determine which budget model WSU will implement.

WSU council updating budget model

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

Members of the WSU Executive Budget Council are developing a mainstream budget model for all WSU campuses to better allocate university resources. The EBC was created to make the budget model for the...

Challenges students face with the current system set-up are too great to be ignored, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Provost addresses faculty concerns about ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

Faculty Senate members presented constituent concerns and questions about ONEWSU to WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton during a senate meeting Thursday afternoon. ONEWSU, an initiative led by the WSU president...

“While each campus is unique, each campus is different and was created for a different reason,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

Structural changes to come with ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

University administration launched ONEWSU last month to start discussions about restructuring system priorities for WSU finances, leadership roles and research.   WSU President Kirk Schulz...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football program's stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2021

A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

Open positions include president, vice president, vice president of legislative affairs, senators and college representatives.

Application opens for GPSA general election

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

GPSA executive members discussed recruiting graduate students for the upcoming general election during a meeting Thursday afternoon.  Applications for the election opened Feb. 1 and will close...

When faculty members are granted modifications, they are still fully employed and paid, as usual, said Senior Vice Provost Laura Hill.

WSU officials describe resources available to students, staff, faculty

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU Office of the Provost added COVID-19 caregiver responsibilities to its list of circumstances that allow faculty members to request modified duties from their work.  When faculty members are...

“The idea behind it is that because we have no physical help desk to go to, having a place that students can just click on a link … and then be directed to all these different resources,” said Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic affairs.

Resource portal under development

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 28, 2021

Students might have the opportunity to access mental health, food insecurity and academic resources in a portal available through Blackboard and Canvas. Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic...

GPSA senators raised concerns about first-generation college students who would miss out on their opportunity to walk at graduation during the pandemic.

GPSA discusses WSU’s path to normality

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

A faculty guest speaker addressed concerns about WSU’s system-wide virtual graduation this spring and its plan for fall 2021 during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening. WSU issued a memo to faculty...

The main goal of the survey was to find out what barriers students may be having with online learning.

WSU analyzes fall survey data to plan for spring semester

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 19, 2021

WSU sent out a survey in late September asking students about their fall experience to better understand how to help students succeed academically amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey was a...

WSU Pullman's freshmen enrollment in fall 2020 decreased by 720 students.

WSU freshmen enrollment decreases, retention rates increase

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter December 17, 2020

Freshmen enrollment across the WSU system decreased this fall, while retention rates increased. For fall 2020, WSU had 4,040 freshmen system-wide, according to the WSU Institutional Research website....

Faculty Senators have been concerned about WSU paying Pac-12 annual membership fees starting in fiscal year 2022.

Faculty Senate resists million-dollar commitment to athletics

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

WSU Faculty Senators expressed concerns during a meeting Thursday that a proposed $2 million to $3 million commitment to help resolve the Athletics budget deficit could harm academic quality.  Budget...

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