The WSU University College
With an approving nod from WSU's Faculty Senate and its Board of Regents in November 2009, Washington State University added its 12th college—the University College.
The University College touches the lives of virtually all undergraduates at WSU. It is the academic home for all students until they certify a major, and for pre-major academic advising and first-year programs. It will provide opportunities for exploration of majors and careers, and offer opportunities and support to freshmen through seniors through writing tutorials and undergraduate research, for example. WSU Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Mary F. Wack is also the dean of the University College.
Makeup of the University College
It includes units from the former Office of Undergraduate Education on the academic affairs side of the university and and the Office of Student Achievement from the student affairs division. They functionally merged in summer 2009.
University College units supporting advising, enrichment, and college success for first-year students and upperclassmen are ...
- the Center for Advising and Career Development
- New Student Programs
- Learning Communities including Freshman Focus and the Pathways to Academic Success Seminar, and
- Undergraduate Research
Those more directly supporting core educational outcomes from freshman through senior years (in addition to Learning Communities and Undergraduate Research) are ...
- General Education, and the
- Writing Program
Because of the academic support services provided by Athletic Student Support Services, that unit is functionally integrated into the ongoing planning of the University College.
News About the University College
From WSU News Service, "WSU Regents Approve Creation of University College" (11-20-09)