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Promoting Student Success Series

The Promoting Student Success Series encourages campuswide conversations about promoting and advancing the culture of student success. This lecture series has been designed to inform the development of a vision for the role of WSU educators in promoting student success.

Each academic year, WSU educators hear from nationally renowned speakers regarding student success efforts in various contexts. Our goal is to identify strategies to better coordinate WSU efforts around student success and better define the roles of educators in promoting student success.



Collaborative Student Success Montage

College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology (East)

March 1, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Kyle Feuz, School of Computing Department Chair
Rainie Ingram, Graduate Enrollment Director
Alyssa Mock, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Russell Butler, Program Coordinator, Construction Management
Allyson Saunders, Associate Dean and Chair of EAST Student Success Team

EAST Student Success Team

EAST is excited to share some of the efforts our faculty and staff have been doing to contribute to student success.  These include a monthly teaching league for faculty in the School of Computing; an EAST student organization called Women in Computing, Engineering & Technology; engaging early with students in the Construction Management Program; mentoring efforts with a grant for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and starting a mentoring program in our new EAST Student Success Center, etc.  We have more to share, but that’s just a few highlights.  So, we look forward to having you join us for this presentation, learn about these efforts, and share with us in our efforts for student success.


Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Gina Garcia
February 2, 2023

SU Ballrooms

If you are unable to attend in person, please join us via Zoom:


9:00 - 10:15 AM

Dr. Garcia draws from her book Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities, describing the different “types” of HSIs: Latinx-enrolling, Latinx-enhancing, Latinx-producing, and Latinx-serving. She then provides evidence of how HSIs fit within these types based on empirical data collected with three HSIs in Chicago. Dr. Garcia challenges audience members to think about how becoming an HSI is an individual process for each college and university.


10:15 - 11:30 AM

Participants will engage with ideas from the book Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities. The training is hands on, beginning with a look at the Typology of HSI Organizational Identities and guided by prompts to help participants determine the type of HSI their institution currently is: Latinx-enrolling, Latinx-producing, Latinx-enhancing, or Latinx-serving, and the type it wants to become. Dr. Garcia provides tangible ways for faculty to rethink their classroom practices, staff to elevate support services that center students’ intersectional identities, and administrators to make decisions that consider the needs of Latinxs and other students of color.

College of Science Student Success Team:

1st year progress and plans

College of Science Student Success Team

October 25, 2022 | 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

In this session, we will give a brief overview of our progress and plans and then transition to breakout rooms where we will facilitate open conversations about the following efforts and ideas:

1.  Collaborations with Starfish team to make it easier to raise flags, send kudos, and customize flags.  

2.  Creation and implementation of a COS specific FYE course. 

3.  Course redesign: We hope to redesign all sections of a high enrollment course including assessment, evidence based pedagogy, student support, and shared learning outcomes with a focus on student success and inclusion. 

4.  Classroom observation:  We want to develop a process for faculty to observe each other’s classrooms to provide formative feedback and share best practices.  This could include training for observers and some vetting for best practices.  

5.  Open space for chatting about student success including SSS STEM, and learning coaching. 


Darryl Bellamy

September 14, 2022

Student Session
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Workshop
LH 101

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Darryl is an International Speaker, Author, Husband, and Father who uses his experience as an entrepreneur, and past student leader to help students to have more fearless moments. He's collected more written student fears than anyone in the world. He's a TEDx speaker, has been featured on multiple news programs, and is the owner of Fearless Inside which has inspired thousands of students to act beyond their worries, fears, and anxiety.




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3. Click the "Enroll in Course" button located on the right side of the screen.

Please peruse the materials and feel free to contribute to the dialogue about what we can do to promote student success even more or better than we already do at WSU.