The five-year WSU Transformational Change Initiative (TCI) created an excellent model for boosting student success, and plans are in the works to continue improving the program.
“The intention is to help the students connect with opportunities that align with their values, play to their strengths, and move them toward their goals,” said Samantha Swindell, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and » More …
WSU Vancouver’s fine arts department may not have a lot of person-power, but it has a powerful commitment to the creative well-being of the campus. Art classes can help with practical skills such as eye-hand coordination and the ability to move between digital and analog experiences. And they can instill critical thinking and cultural awareness in students.
“Instead of art for art’s sake, we emphasize more how art fits into everyone’s lives and how it connects to the discipline they’re studying,” says associate professor Harrison Higgs.