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Diagnostic Challenge/Teaching Academy
Support Excellence in Veterinary Innovation

WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine leads the nation in innovative education. Guided by faculty engaged in high-impact teaching practices, we enrich our students’ education through experiential, hands-on learning. 

Diagnostic Challenges (Steve Hines Endowment for Creativity in Teaching)

Diagnostic Challenges are annual multidisciplinary, case-based exercises that began at WSU in 1991 to help students learn in a simulated "real world" setting. During our annual Diagnostic Challenges, students have opportunities to diagnose patients and work with volunteer clients in situations comparable to what they will experience in their own practices. The exercises are conducted collaboratively by instructors from across the veterinary college. Visiting veterinarians, often WSU College of Veterinary Medicine alumni, play the essential roles of case facilitators.

Teaching Academy (Veterinary Medical Education Innovation Fund)

Created in 2010, WSU’s Teaching Academy is the first of its kind in veterinary medicine education. The academy supports faculty dedicated to teaching and learning and brings educators together to help integrate common elements in the curriculum. The Teaching Academy helps ensure our faculty teaches with methodologies that provide students with extraordinary learning opportunities. Medical and veterinary educational leaders travel from around the world to provide pioneering training for our teaching staff.

Through your contribution, you become an invaluable partner with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s innovative mission.

$10,000 Match for the Diagnostic Challenge
Thanks to everyone who supported the Hines Endowment for Creativity in Teaching!
$10,000 MATCHED
Unlock $10,000 for Teaching Innovation
10 posts on Facebook describing the Diagnostic Challenge in one word will unlock $10,000 for the Teaching Innovation thanks to a generous alumni donor.
Ambassador Total Gifts Inspired Challenge
Congrats to the three most passionate, dedicated, and persuasive #CougsGive Ambassadors! Great work Stephen, Melody, and Michael!
Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $146,513.25
2 College of Veterinary Medicine $132,021.50
3 Carson College of Business $76,255.00
4 WSU Alumni Association $24,195.00
5 WSU Vancouver $21,676.50
Ask Me Anything on Facebook to unlock $5,000 for the Diagnostic Challenge
The first person to ask Dr. Jeff Abbott a question will unlock $5,000 to the to the Hines Endowment for Creativity in Teaching.
$500 Ambassador Referral Reward
Congrats to Stephen Hines for inspiring 67 donors to make gifts during #CougsGive! He earns a $500 bonus to the fund designation of his choice! Thank you to the `09 Coug alum donor who sponsored this challenge!
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Cougar Athletic Fund 224
2 College of Veterinary Medicine 201
3 WSU Vancouver 144
4 WSU Alumni Association 98
5 WSU Everett 89
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