LEARNING achievement indicator. Faculty perceive that WSU fosters knowledge creation, free inquiry and free expression

Rationale for this indicator as a valid measure of achievement

This is one of two achievement indicators for the LEARNING core theme about a culture of INQUIRY. The objective is that Students and faculty learn, explore and create in an environment that sustains free inquiry and free expression. This indicator focuses on university culture while the other focuses on faculty scholarship.

Faculty perceptions about the educational environment directly impact behavior. Consequently, perception data best measure the way that members of the campus community will respond to its educational environment.

Acceptable achievement thresholds for metrics assessing this indicator are

  • WSU’s faculty perceptions of the learning environment will be above average for HERI peer institutions.

  • More about Weber's culture of inquiry