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Faculty Led Workshop looks at effective use of clickers

Professors Sola Adesope and Nat Hunsu will discuss the effective use of clickers in classrooms at the final Faculty Led Workshop of the semester. The workshop will be held Dec. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in CUE 518.

Adesope and Hunsu’s workshop is entitled, “A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Clickers on Learning,” and addresses studies on the impacts of clickers on learning. They will discuss the different conditions under which clickers facilitated (or inhibited) learning.

Please register to attend the workshop in person, or online.

Instructor photos to appear with class information in myWSU

WSU’s Enterprise Systems Group and the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce that starting this month, all instructor photos will display within class details in myWSU and the myWSU Campus Mobile app.

This new feature will provide a photo of the instructor for each course on the class detail page. The photo displayed is the same as the one used for Cougar Cards.

The displayed photos are intended to help students familiarize themselves with instructors. Student photos were activated in myWSU last year to foster familiarity between instructors and students.

Both instructors and students have the opportunity to restrict their photo and not have it displayed in myWSU. Instructors can make this change by selecting the Self Service menu, navigating to Campus Personal Information, then to the Instructor Contact Restriction page, and checking the box to restrict their photo. See the screenshots below for step-by-step instructions.

For technical assistance, please email

Navigation Path to Restrict Photos

Restrict Photo Page

Review process added to Seed Grant RFP Guidelines

We appreciate the enthusiasm for and suggestions coming forward regarding the RFP process for the Student Success Seed Grants and the Grand Challenges Seed Grants. Based on the input gathered, we have added a preliminary review process to the Letter of Intent submission phase.

This change will result in principal investigators including a brief narrative about the proposed project, that addresses 1) the purpose, 2) primary goals, 3) anticipated outcomes, and 4) anticipated total (not itemized) cost for the project. The narrative should be a maximum of one page, single spaced, 12 point font.

This additional step will enable reviewers to evaluate the relative likelihood that a project could receive funding.  PIs of proposals identified as among the most promising will be encouraged to develop full proposals. A web-based form will be available on the seed grant RFP sites for submission of letters of intent.

Letters of Intent for Student Success Seed Grants must be submitted by Feb. 15 using the web-based form located on the seed grant RFP site ( Questions may be sent to with “Student Success Seed Grant Program 2016” in the subject line.

Letters of Intent for Grand Challenges Seed Grants must be submitted by Feb. 15 using the web-based form located on the seed grant RFP site. Questions may be sent to with “Grand Challenges Seed Grant Program 2016” in the subject line.