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Your ideas and constructive criticism related to the Drive to 25 initiative is invited. In fact, it’s essential to our success. Achieving Top 25 stature truly requires an ongoing dialogue and the involvement of the entire WSU community.

So please share examples of Top 25-like WSU achievements, ideas about how we can better communicate our successes, and other thoughts, such as:

  • If you could make one change that would make WSU a top 25 by 2030, what would it be?
  • Is there a topic, research area, partner, or student success opportunity that you think WSU should be engaging but isn’t? What is it and why?
  • Imagine you had unlimited dollars to invest, and the only requirement was that you had to use the money to help WSU do a better job of fulfilling its land-grant mission of teaching, research, and engagement. How would you spend that money?

We look forward to publishing comments in this space. You may share your input anonymously. If you prefer to email your thoughts, please send them to

Note: Feedback of any nature is welcome. Comments regarding the Drive to 25 initiative will be published here. All other input will be forwarded separately to the Office of the President for consideration.

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How about counting:
#1 How many women are in senior leadership? Goal >> %
#2 How many women/minorities have leadership training?

The Spokane Teaching Health Clinic (STHC) was promised as a great opportunity for nurse practitioners, pharmacy, and other clinical (practicing) faculty to practice and precept students. To date, this has not occurred. (The clinic opened 8-1-16.) It would be a great opportunity for nursing, pharmacy (+EWU health profession students on campus), but it seems we need more administrative and financial support for this to happen.

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1. Increase support for women researchers to reach the full professor level as part of the initiative to increase faculty diversity.
2. Modernize research infrastructure (pre-post award, financial reporting)
3. Support behavioral research (low cost, reward)

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As a current graduate student at WSU, I am very concerned about the massive funding cut the library system will have to take next year, which will likely severely impact access to peer-reviewed journals. How can we expect to do cutting edge research if we do not have access to the journals in our fields? How can we contribute to our disciplines if we cannot see what others are researching?

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We are losing very intelligent researchers and post-doc candidates due to the lack of incentives. There are some very skilled highly qualified people leaving WSU because a.) the pay is better somewhere else, b.) the recognition is more apparent somewhere else, c.) Pullman has little to offer outside of the university, and d.) because WSU is so desperate for graduate students and attending researchers that our standards are lowered in acceptance; that one student could be slacking, blowing through lab funds with mistakes, and not producing any results or papers…but yet still not be held accountable…that one person’s results and degree is not the same as another’s even though they both advanced.

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