Engaging and inspiring WSU Global students

Nominated by his students, Karl Krotke-Crandall, a WSU Global Campus lecturer in the Department of History, has been honored with the 2021-22 WSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award. “The flexibility of online learning opens the doors of life-changing higher education to a wide variety of people, diversifying our classrooms in

Developing a heritage language class

Students who speak Spanish fluently but who learned the language informally, perhaps at home, will soon have an opportunity to increase their competency and improve their writing skills in a course being developed by Sophia López-López, assistant professor of Spanish. Spanish for Heritage Speakers (SPAN 308) will help students gain a formal understanding of the […]

University honors for CAS faculty

Three CAS faculty with rich teaching experience are among the 2022 WSU Showcase awardees. Keri McCarthy, professor in the School of Music, will deliver this year’s Distinguished Faculty Address. McCarthy has built global awareness of music from Asia and the United States and earned international acclaim as a chamber musician, soloist,

Shaping imagination and examining issues

“In the classroom, incredible things and conversations can happen around the making of art. The process opens your soul,” said Io Palmer, WSU associate professor of fine arts. “My background set the stage for me to pursue something that brings me a lot of fulfillment, and I want to facilitate that experience for others,” Palmer said. […]

Helping students succeed

Senior zoology major Cassandra McElroen became a Chemistry 105 teaching assistant because she enjoys helping people and wants to provide students with a better understanding of the material. Her role as a TA includes holding office hours once a week, where students can ask questions about anything chemistry-related. She also runs a lab section, where […]

Faculty book club tackles Common Reading selection

Sixty faculty from across WSU are reading a shared book and engaging in group discussions surrounding equity and social justice that will impact their students and courses across the university. Hosted by the WSU Teaching Academy, a university-wide organization of teaching experts, the group’s first official book club is the current WSU Common Reading selection Tales […]

Core-to-Career program enhances career readiness

Starting early in their college program, WSU students will soon directly experience how college coursework prepares them to be career ready, thanks to a University Common Requirements (UCORE) general education pilot program. “In this way, classes across several disciplines will feature messaging about career-readiness, and these lessons will impact students even before they declare their […]