Go Cougs!

Sarah Murphy has being selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program’s 2019 Solicitation 2 cycle.

An interdisciplinary WSU team led by Jolie Kaytes has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop a series of courses for students to dig deeply into Palouse history and culture.


Events

Tuesday, May 19

@ 11 am Office of Research Online Research Town Hall

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker, Vice President for Research Christopher J. Keane, and other WSU leaders will share updates on issues of particular interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students who conduct research during a system‑wide online town hall.

@ 12:10 pm Teaching from a Distance: Community Building and Connection

Explore a variety of methods to engage and interact with a diverse set of online learners.

Friday, May 22

@ 11 am VCEA Town Hall

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Opportunities

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

This week’s topics include: Benefits Eligibility, Mindful Eating, Spiritual Wellness, Ergonomics: Back to the Office.

Mandatory Accessibility Training

Ensuring the accessibility of Washington State University electronic information is a priority and a policy that was endorsed and mandated by university executives in the summer of 2017. To provide guidance for this policy, an online training program has launched for website designers, technicians, and copywriters.

This training is required annually and is designed to give participants an introductory-level understanding of Web accessibility. It equips people with the fundamental skills needed to make a WSU website accessible. Take WSU’s accessibility training.

WSU Launches Distance Delivery Mastery Certificate for Faculty

The certificate program is designed to help WSU faculty further enhance and document their skills and success in the distance delivery environment.

COVID-19 Safety Training

WSU recently provided two COVID-19 related trainings for personnel working on-campus. “Pandemics: Slowing the Spread,” and “Disinfecting the Workplace for COVID-19” are now available through HRS’ Learning and Organizational Development website. These trainings will help prepare us to get back into classroom, laboratory and workplace.

Free Summer Tutoring for Students

Check out VCEA Tutoring’s schedule online to see when students can access free, live tutoring via zoom from nationally certified tutors who have been trained to support your academic success.
Contact Becky Dueben at rdueben@wsu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) is also offering free tutoring this summer via zoom.

ITS Notice: All Zoom users must upgrade by May 30

All Zoom users must upgrade to the new Zoom 5.0 by May 30 in order to maintain the ability to join meetings.

AOI Fall Cohort Faculty Survey

This summer, in addition to offering their regular trainings, Academic Outreach and Innovation plans to work with multiple faculty cohorts to help them deliver an engaging learning experience for students in the fall. But first, they interested in assessing your specific needs so they can move swiftly to create faculty cohorts. Please take a few minutes to complete the Faculty Survey.

Misc Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

ORAP has put together a list of research funding opportunities related to COVID-19.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.


Be Safe Cougs

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

This week’s topics include: Benefits Eligibility, Mindful Eating, Spiritual Wellness, Ergonomics: Back to the Office

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The health and well-being of the WSU community remains our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully as we respond to COVID-19. Please review the resources available to employees during this response.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU has set up a website to serve as the university’s central source of updates and information about COVID-19.

Office of Research COVID-19 Q&A

Principal investigators must exercise their best judgment for starting or continuing research activities and work with their campus, college, and immediate leadership to develop plans in the event of a campus closure or reduced operations. Learn more in this Q&A.