Go Cougs!

See all the outstanding award winners of the 2021 VCEA Convocation.

Birgitte Ahring was honored with the WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Excellence Award.

Alicia Campos Macias and Patrick Robichaud were named a Top Ten Senior by the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the WSU Alumni Association. The Top Ten Seniors virtual awards ceremony will take place Thursday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. Register online today!

Kaiyan Qiu and Bernard Van Wie received funding during inaugural Cougar Cage event.

Led by Somayeh Nassiri, Michael Wolcott, and Hui Li have received a Department of Energy grant to use seafood waste from shrimp and crab shells to improve concrete.

Haneen Abusharkh and Garry Smith were among the 2021 GPSA Research Exposition award winners.

Maximillian Obasiolu has been named a Schwarzman Scholar award finalist.

Ayumi Manawada and Jordan Raymond received Outstanding Graduate Student awards from the WSU Association for Faculty Women.


Events

Tuesday, April 20 @ 8:10 AM

Teaching from a distance: Authentic assessment:
In this training, we will cover effective ways to assess student learning in your online course space.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 2:10 PM

Zoom updates and advanced implementation:
Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing. Learn about recent updates and the advanced implementation that allow you to conduct real time class sessions, preassign breakout rooms, and so much more.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 5 PM

Teaching Large and Inclusive Classes: A Community of Practice:
Large enrollment courses present a unique set of challenges, especially in the distance delivery environment.

Wednesday, April 21 @ 9 AM

Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace:
Do you know what the key to advancing gender equality is? It’s men. Women are at a disadvantage. At home, they often face an unequal division of household chores and childcare.

Wednesday, April 21 @ 4:10 PM

Canvas tests and quizzes:
In this training we will review the full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

Wednesday, April 21 @ 5:30 PM

Access Center Awards Recognition Ceremony:
The Access Center at WSU supports equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities by removing barriers to the living and learning environment, promoting self-advocacy and providing support to foster student learning and engagement in all opportunities available at the university.

Thursday, April 22 @ 11:00 AM

MME Distinguished Seminar: Skin-inspired organic electronics presented by Zhenan Bao, Department Chair and K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

Thursday, April 22 @ 1:30 PM

MME Seminar: Environment-Driven Autonomy: Field Robots and Their Statistics presented by Fragoso, Staff Scientist at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology.

Friday, April 23 @11:10 AM

Canvas gradebook:
In this training we will explain different setup, filtering and communication options.

Tuesday, April 27 @ 11:00 AM

AGI-ESIC Seminar: Networked microgrids as decarbonization and resiliency resources by Dr. Kevin Schneider, PNNL, and Gowtham Kandaperumal, WSU.

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Opportunities

WSU President’s Teaching Academy – Deadlines Approach!

The Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy has set May application deadlines for two new awards recognizing faculty efforts—the Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education Award and the Teaching Conference Registration Award.

May 1 is the deadline for applications for the Teaching Conference Registration Award, while the deadline is May 15 for the Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education Award. Details on these as well as university-level grants and awards are online.

Canvas to Replace Blackboard Fall 2021

Information Technology Services, Academic Outreach and Innovation, and WSU Faculty Senate are pleased to announce that Canvas will be WSU’s sole Learning Management System beginning Fall 2021.

WSU’s Blackboard access will expire on Aug 21. In preparation for this, users who want to export Blackboard course data should contact migrationhelp@wsu.edu now to begin the migration before Blackboard becomes unavailable. Learn what other actions you need to make and what resources are available for this transition.

Community and Equity Certificate Program Courses

WSU HRS is excited to introduce a new professional development opportunity available to all WSU faculty and staff. The Community & Equity Certificate lays the groundwork for a challenging, personal journey for individuals who are committed to creating equitable and inclusive environments. Through the certificate program, faculty and staff will expand their understanding of equity-mindedness and build a toolkit for engaging more effectively with students, colleagues, and community partners. Faculty and staff must complete seven workshops across four areas to earn the certificate.


Graduate Student Opportunities

NEW! Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, and service organization dedicated to promoting interest in and encouraging women to pursue science and engineering fields. WSU GradSWE is the graduate student faction of the Washington State University SWE section. We are a diverse support community for graduate women in engineering and undergraduate women interested in pursuing graduate studies in engineering.

With the interest of women’s personal and professional development in graduate studies, we seek to offer the resources they need to excel in their advanced degrees and successfully transition to their desired careers.

To learn more, visit Grad SWE Washington State University or the WSU GradSWE – Facebook Group.

Additional Opportunities

More opportunities for VCEA graduate students.


Be Safe Cougs

WSU COVID-19 Information

Visit WSU’s website to get the latest information and resources on WSU’s COVID-19 testing and response.

Caring for Self, Caring for Others – Resources

Self-care is more important than ever. Caring for others adds an additional layer of complexity, but self-care continues to remain paramount. Please use these resources to help you on your self-care journey.

Return to Campus

Voiland College is under the directive that if you can work effectively from home, then you should work from home. For those who cannot work effectively from home and who intend on resuming work on campus, there are some important steps to take prior to transitioning.