Naming Our Hopes and Dreams

During the 2013 academic year many participated in open sessions to gather “Hopes and Dreams” for WSU. Thousands of ideas were submitted. With ideas from the campus and community we are imagining what we want to become and where we will invest our efforts for the next five to ten years.

Qualitative analysis of thousands of ideas has begun.

  • Our Teaching Learning and Technology (TLT) department is using ATLAS.ti qualitative analysis and data research software to categorize the ideas. Several distinct categories have emerged from their analysis. The data analysis is still underway but a narrative summary of TLT concept categories is available now. The TLT team also applied network mapping to reveal the connectivity of ideas in a concept map. Also available is a brief on research methodology employed for the TLT analysis.
  • Education Leadership graduate students in the spring semester "Change Leadership" course also analyzed the ideas and developed a list of “Hopes and Dreams” concept categories. The final report from the Change Leadership students is available for review.