UW Today

July 6, 2011

Official Notices, July 7

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting Thursday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in UW Tower.

Blood Drives

Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue

U.W. Statistical Consulting Services

Graduate students and faculty in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to UW faculty, staff and students. Through 50-minute consulting appointments, the consulting program provides assistance with:

  • Design of studies and experiments, including preparation of grant proposals
  • Data visualization and presentation
  • Choice and application of statistical methods
  • Development of specialized statistical methods

Consulting appointments can be scheduled during academic quarters, including summer quarter. To schedule an appointment, contact the departments of Biostatistics (206-543-1044, bconslt@u.washington.edu or Statistics (206-543-7273, sconslt@stat.washington.edu). Researchers may schedule appointments in either department. See the website, where there are links to an appointment calendar and an online Problem Description Form required for all new appointments.

Consultants can provide free assistance with some data analysis projects, but extensive hands-on assistance with data analysis is not available without funding. This service does not provide software training. Fee-based collaborative consulting is available through the Center for Statistical Consulting or the Center for Biomedical Statistics.

English language courses

The UW International & English Language Programs (UW IELP) offers quarterly online and on-site courses designed primarily for non-native speakers of English.

Convenient online courses are available for UW employees who want to improve their sentence-level grammar and vocabulary in academic, business or technical writing. All of the courses have online interactive exercises and short assignments to be completed each week. Instructors respond to assignments within two business days, giving detailed one-on-one feedback.

Evening on-site courses focus on improving conversational skills and preparation for the iBT TOEFL and IELTS. There are also daytime courses in reading, writing, grammar, speaking, listening, and vocabulary and idioms.

UW IELP customizes courses in English for the workplace. Depending on the needs of your group, courses can be designed for such areas as pronunciation and fluency, assisting clients by telephone, presentation skills and the language of meetings, e-mail communication, and job-specific vocabulary and idioms.

For more information, call 206-543-6242 or e-mail uwelp@u.washington.edu.