Raider Open House

October 26, 2022 - Forward Momentum

photo of provost amy thompson

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). While our accreditation was reaffirmed in 2016, in response to our Mid-Cycle Report in 2020, HLC has scheduled an on-site focused visit on March 27 and 28, 2023. Over the next several weekly newsletters, we will provide information on our preparation for this focused visit.

The visit is focused on two specific criteria: Criterion 4B — The institution engages in ongoing assessment of student learning as part of its commitment to the educational outcomes of its students; and Criterion 5C — The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning and improvement.

Bruce Mackh, vice provost for assessment and chief accreditation officer, and Carl Brun, special assistant to the Provost’s Office, are coordinating preparation for the focused visit. Thank you in advance for your participation and effort.

Registrar Reminders

Registration for the spring semester begins on October 27 and goes through November 11. The list of registration dates can be found at


Commencement is an event that marks a significant moment in the lives of our students and their families. The granting of a degree and the admission to the “rights and privileges” associated with a given degree are extraordinarily important events for those receiving degrees.

The presence of faculty is especially important for the graduates and their families. All faculty should prioritize their attendance and bargaining unit faculty are reminded of their responsibility under Article 7.4.8.

All faculty are encouraged to attend one or both commencement ceremonies in December. Registration is required and is open now through November 21. Please register online.

Graduate Ceremony: Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Ceremony: Saturday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.

Research and Sponsored Programs

Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of Technology Transfer — Ask the Expert!

Do you have an idea that you would like to see in the market? Are you wondering if your research has the potential to be commercialized? No matter what stage of development your concept is in, Dr. Julie Nagel can provide guidance on commercialization and types of intellectual property protection.

Online appointments are available for Friday, November 4, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.mSchedule your appointment with Dr. Nagel.

When a Student Needs Support is a great resource for helping students or making referrals. This site contains contact information for emergency or essential departments that can assist your students all in one location.

Resources available on campus

The ombudsperson provides an impartial, confidential, and informal means for faculty, staff, and students to discuss campus-related concerns or problems off the record. The ombudsperson does not provide legal advice, psychological counseling, or advocacy, but instead seeks to inform and empower community members to handle their own concerns. The ombudsperson also provides input on policy and practices to reduce confusion, address gaps or chronic misinterpretation, and promote equity, inclusion, and institutional fairness. For more information, please visit

Have a wonderful week!

Amy Thompson, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs