The IDEA Center - supporting instructional and institutional effectiveness
Executive Director: Gail Niklason, 801-626-8586
The Center provides faculty professional development opportunities, instructional design services and support, LMS administration and support, and academic software assessment development and support. Responsibilities for institutional effectiveness extend to responsibility for the processes of academic program review, annual evidence-of-learning reporting, and NWCCU accreditation .
Innovation & Economic Development
Director: Brandon Stoddard
Location: Weber State Downtown, Rm 211, 801-626-7232
Innovation & Economic Development in the Provosts Office at Weber State University fosters a broad and continuing partnership between business, government agencies, and Innovation & Economic Development. Innovation & Economic Development promotes business and economic development in the community and serves as a community resource for entrepreneurship and small business management. As a service organization, Innovation & Economic Development provides business technical assistance, training and education, and information to businesses and government agencies. Specific programs and services of the Center is listed below.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between Weber State University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The SBDC provides counseling, training, and resource referral for individuals from Northern Utah looking to start, grow or exit small business endeavors. The Center provides a wide variety of seminars, workshops and courses for free or a low fee. Consulting is free of charge and covers areas such as business assessment and planning, market research and marketing strategy, financial analysis and forecasting, debt and equity funding development, ecommerce, and human resource management. For additional information see https://www.weber.edu/sbdc/.
Small Business Institute
The Small Business Institute (SBI) uses teams of senior-level or graduate students to provide management consulting and technical assistance to small business concerns. Students participating in the program receive university credit and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real world setting. Participating businesses receive management assistance at no charge.
International Programs and Services
Dr. Cliff Nowell, Dean of International Programs and Services
International Programs - http://www.weber.edu/internationalprograms
International Student Center - weber.edu/sis/
ESL/LEAP - weber.edu/leap
Study Abroad - weber.edu/studyabroad
International Programs & Services is your resource to the many international opportunities at Weber State University. The office of International Programs includes the International Student and Scholar Center, the Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) department and the Office of Study Abroad.
Location: Student Services Building Room 174 - 3910 West Campus Dr, Ogden, UT 84408-4013
Web Site: weber.edu/internationalprograms
International Student and Scholar Center (ISSC)
Director: Morteza Emami, 801-626-7534
The International Student and Scholar Center advises and assists international students with their personal, cultural, and academic adjustment to WSU. Services include providing support for admission, student visas, orientation, housing, transportation, and other assistance. Advisement is available to assist students concerning immigration related questions and concerns. Information for the ISSC can be found at http://www.weber.edu/sis/
Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)
Chair: Debi Sheridan, 801-626-6775
The LEAP department provides intensive English language courses (ESL) for students in the process of acquiring English as a second language for academic use. LEAP courses are taught in Elizabeth Hall on the WSU Ogden Campus. See the full program description in the Interdisciplinary Programs section or visit weber.edu/leap.
Travel Study: Office of Study Abroad and Exchanges
Program Administrator: Craig LaRocco, 801-626-8740
Students who have experienced living and learning in the social and educational environment of another culture will be broadened in ways impossible to achieve on an American campus. The Office of Study Abroad and Exchanges will provide you with information on the study abroad and exchange programs available and help you prepare for a unique learning experience. See weber.edu/studyabroad.