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Faculty Senate addresses spring online classes, football program

Certain classes may be offered in person, although no professors will be required to teach in person.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

WSU will hold most classes remotely next semester, WSU provost said during a Faculty Senate meeting held Thursday afternoon. One professor also made a case for removing football from the athletics department. Online Classes Smaller classes will be prioritized for in-person classes as well as cl...

WSU community standards panel to stream live

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, will host the event for professors and t...

Zoom to no longer require passcodes for meeting

Zoom is no longer requiring passcodes and waiting rooms for every meeting.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

Zoom reversed its decision to require passcodes or waiting rooms for every virtual meeting conducted on the platform.  The reversal of required passcodes or waiting rooms is a Zoom decision, not a WSU decision, said Jacqueline Southwick, communications manager of WSU Information Technology Servic...

Instructors receive extension for UCORE course revisions

Mary Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement, said UCORE courses are revised every five years.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

WSU postponed the renewal of University Common Requirements classes for the 2020-21 school year, which means UCORE professors have a one-year extension to rewrite their courses.  The UCORE committee and instructors will revise course designations because the curriculum’s current structure does ...

District switches platforms after hackings

The Zoom bombings began on Sept. 2 and continued onto the next day. The district switched from Zoom to Google Classrooms to prevent future hacks.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The individuals responsible for recent Zoom bombings have not been caught, leading Pullman Public Schools to switch their online courses to Google Classroom.  Lincoln Middle School experienced five Zoom bombings over a two-day period starting Sept. 2, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman P...

WSU Global Campus appoints two alumnae as first vice chancellors

Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she is a WSU alumna and has been with the university for 20 years.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Two WSU alumnae will serve as the first vice chancellors for WSU Global Campus.  Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she will also continue her current position as assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation where she hopes to see students fr...

WSU extends late tuition fee deadline for students

Dave Cillay, WSU Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation, said WSU’s learning system helps encourage distance learning and will make classes easier to adapt to.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2020

WSU officials announced students will not have to pay the first late tuition fee on Sept. 7, giving students who are late on tuition an extra month to pay. This announcement came during WSU’s ninth online town hall Wednesday afternoon. WSU temporarily changed its policy so students’ awards will ap...

OPINION: Stock up on gear for online classes

WSU's distance learning requires a whole new set of skills and equipment.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Online education is not for everyone, nor is everyone adequately prepared for it. It’s a different beast, there’s a lot more accountability and — unsurprisingly — a lot more gear involved. I want to first say: you can do it. You made it to WSU this fall, whatever that looks like, so now you...

OPINION: Fall semester is what you decide to make it

Regardless of circumstance, there are ways to make the best of online learning. This semester still provides some unique opportunities.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

I am a senior this year at WSU, which means not only am I so close to graduating, but I’m so close to all of my collegiate experiences ending and my career beginning. So how do we, as students, navigate this? When things first went online, I was most worried about my career. I want to perform but...

ASWSU voices concern over tuition increase following move to online classes

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen, left, said many students do not think a tuition increase is appropriate because of the switch to distance learning.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

ASWSU is disappointed the university is going forward with a 2.5 percent tuition increase following WSU’s announcement that classes will be moved online.  WSU is spending more money to move to an online format than the university would be spending for face-to-face classes, said Phil Weiler, WSU's V...

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2020

The WSU Pullman campus will be offering all undergraduate classes remotely with very few in-person exceptions, according to a letter WSU officials published today. WSU will announce information about graduate classes by Aug. 1.  Delivery options for class schedules will be finalized Aug. 1, said...

Ask Emma: What if I can’t pass my online classes?

Ask Emma suggests creating an accountability system and utilizing the Access Center to be more successful in online courses.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 20, 2020

Dear Emma, I am terrible at online classes. Last spring was by far my worst semester grade-wise, and I don’t think I can pass another semester not being completely in-person. I’ve already heard from several of my professors and none of my classes look like they will have a face-to-face compon...

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