Revision to Educational Policies and Procedures Manual
Though spring semester is not yet over, we know that faculty are already planning courses for summer and fall. Please be aware that the Faculty Senate has approved a revision to the Educational Policies and Procedures Manual (EPPM), requiring that all syllabi provide student learning outcomes:
The instructor(s) of each course shall make available to enrolled students a course syllabus which should (a) be presented during the first week of class, (b) contain expected student learning outcomes, and (c) include information about the method(s) to be used for evaluation of student progress and determination of grades. The University, College or Academic Unit may, in published policies, specify additional information to be included in course syllabi. [approved 2/14/13]
This good practice aligns with standards of WSU’s regional accrediting body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which mandates that, “Expected student learning outcomes for courses, wherever offered and however delivered, are provided in written form to enrolled students” (Standard 2.C.2).
CAHNRS Award Winners
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2012-2013 CAHNRS Excellence Awards.
CAHNRS Faculty & Staff Award Recipients, 2012-2013
R.M. Wade Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
Michael M. Neff – Crop and Soil Sciences
Excellence in Extension Award
Dale Moore – Extension Vet Science
Excellence in Research Award
Thomas Spencer – Animal Science
Individual Integrated Award
Jay Brunner – WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
Early Career Excellence Award
Holly Neibergs – Animal Science
Team Interdisciplinary Award
WSU Decision Aid – Entomology
Administrative Professional Staff Excellence Award
Administrative Professional Technical Staff Excellence Award
Marianne Elliott – Plant Pathology
Classified Technical Staff Excellence Award
Peter Gray – Food Science
Classified Technical Staff Excellence Award
Beth Toerne – Institute of Biological Chemistry
CAHNRS Student Award Recipients, 2012-2013
Family and Consumer Scientist of the Year Award
Corinne Markle – Interior Design
Aggie of the Year Award
Gwen Graf – Animal Science
Outstanding Junior in Human Sciences Award
Kevin Ketcham – Human Development
Outstanding Junior in Agriculture Award
Corrine Harris – Animal Science
Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award
Michael Burley – Human Development
Superior Club of the Year Award
Food Science Club – School of Food Science
Battle of the Agies Award
AgTM – Agriculture & Food Systems
Outstanding Senior Awards
Kristina Peterschick – Agricultural Education
Jordyn Hutton – Agricultural and Food Business Economics
Lexi Roach – Agricultural Technology and Production Management
Gwen Graf- Animal Science
Breda Fitzgerald – Apparel Design
Ryan Christian – Agricultural Biotechnology
Jon Paul Driver – Agribusiness Economics and Management
Jesse Fosse – Economic Sciences
Laramee Fox – Field Crop Management
Jake Fisher– Food Science
Nick Vincent – Fruit and Vegetable Management
Yadira Olivera – Human Development
Kristin Hayden – Human Development Online
Catherine Weisenburger – Interior Design
Tom Jensen – Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management
Janel Navran – Merchandising
Nichole Studevant – Natural Resource Sciences
Adam Bright – Viticulture and Enology
Katie Meline – Wildlife Ecology
Taya Brown, senior in Organic Agriculture Systems and Biology, has been selected as a recipient of the WSU President’s Award for student leadership. Learn more about the award at http://bit.ly/YQy5UF.
Hossein Sadeghi, a graduate student in biological systems engineering, is one of two nationwide recipients of the 2013 Freeman Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Awarded to one or two graduate students each year to support research and related travel expenses, the $5,000 fellowship was established in 1924 by John R. Freeman, past president and honorary member of ASCE. Sadeghi’s award will be used toward an irrigation and drainage project during 2013-14.
Ellen McGrattan, FRB Minneapolis, “On Financing Retirement with an Aging Population.” Host: Gibson. Hulbert 23, 3:30–5 p.m.
Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University. Host: Gallardo. Hulbert 23, 3:30–5 p.m.
Jeff Dorfman, University of Georgia. Host: Fortenbery. Hulbert 23, 3:30–5 p.m.
2013 Catts Lecture
Steve Wratten, a professor of ecology with Lincoln University’s Bio-Protection Research Centre in New Zealand, will present the 2013 E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), Room 202. The lecture, titled “Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Biological Control and the Future of Agriculture,” and a social immediately following in CUE 518 are free and open to the public.
As the center’s deputy director and project manager, Wratten runs a six-year research program on biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainable agriculture, according to the center’s website. Many of the postdoctoral and doctoral research projects in the group concern the ecological basis of biological control, especially conservation biological control of insect pests and diseases.
A post-lecture dinner is set for 7:30 p.m. at Banyans on the Ridge. Cost is $25, and an RSVP is required. Please contact Adam Williams, 509-335-5425, email@example.com, to attend the dinner.
For more information about the Catts Lecture, visit the website at http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/.
Recent News Releases
- Online Forest Stewardship U helps small forest owners manage their land
- New Zealand Professor of Ecology to Present WSU’s E. Paul Catts Lecture on April 26
- WSU weed scientist returns to Scotland for ‘superfruit’ study with UK berry breeders
- New WSU Online Degree to Meet Growing Demand in Food Science Industry
- WSU leads development of heat-tolerant grain
The April 10 issue of On Solid Ground features stories on Sudden Oak Death, the new Food Science online degree program, and the entomology graduate students’ Insect Expo. Read the issue here or visit the archives to subscribe and read back issues.
CAHNRS News is archived at http://cahnrsnews.wsu.edu/category/cnews/.