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Washington State University

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Office of Undergraduate Education

Premier Education and Transformative Experiences

The University-wide programs under the direction of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education support academic excellence for all students as well as foster outstanding teaching and learning in a research university setting.

In line with Goal #2 of WSU's Strategic Plan (2008-2013), undergraduate education programs seek to "provide a premier education and transformative experience that prepare students to excel in a global society." They:

  • provide high-impact learning experiences that engage undergraduates,
  • foster core competencies in all learners, and
  • support students through the undergraduate years until graduation.

The robust WSU undergraduate academic experience begins on students' very first days of classes. Significant learning begins semesters before students declare a major as juniors in any of WSU's more than 200 fields of study. In their first years in college, students:

  • may live and learn with new friends and classmates from diverse backgrounds in Learning Communities' First-Year Focus program,
  • are challenged to think critically and express their thoughts to others through written and spoken communication,
  • engage with professors who are renowed scholars as well as teachers who care about what and how their students learn, and
  • receive educational experiences that will help them develop skills and make the most of their time at college as they prepare for to take their place in the global marketplace.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046
509-335-8044, Contact Us