Feb. 21, 2023
CWU's plans for student success highlighted on NBC
CWU's new six-year legislative plan, The Central Experience, was featured on NBC News Nonstop Local last week, highlighting our commitment to improving student access and success.
The spot ran in the Tri-Cities and Yakima markets from February 15-16 during the network's evening and morning broadcasts. Below is the story that appears on NBCRightNow.com.
CWU hopes to expand dual-language, STEM instruction as part of new initiative
Central Washington University is looking to build on its increase in first-year student enrollment from last fall with new university-wide initiatives focused on creating access for every student to be successful.
The Central Experience is a new six-year initiative in partnership with the Governor's Office, state Legislature and community partners that outlines priorities for CWU to address to improve academic opportunities according to a CWU press release announcing the initiative.
“We will continue to offer a wide array of programs designed to help Washington build a more tech-savvy workforce, add to an already strong pipeline of K-12 teachers, and introduce more equity-focused work that will benefit the many, not the few,” said CWU President Jim Wohlpart.
According to a CWU press release, The Central Experience will:
- Expand the availability of dual-language and STEM instruction.
- Address the learning loss brought on by the pandemic.
- Improve financial literacy among prospective students.
- Gradually increase employee salaries to help attract and retain top talent.