April 11, 2014
via President Young’s blog (a great source of news & info, bookmark it!): The University of Washington ranks fifth among all public and private universities in the country in a survey that estimates the financial return on degrees. “While financial return on investment isn’t the only value in a college degree, being fifth in
April 7, 2014
via UW Today: The University of Washington School of Medicine announced plans today to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.” The UW, in partnership with the city’s health care professionals and other higher education institutions, will work to rapidly grow and continue to implement innovative approaches to medical education
March 31, 2014
Via UW Today: Beginning in the fall 2014 people interested in social sciences, who have already earned roughly two years of college credit or an associate degree, will be able to finish their bachelor’s degree online through a new completion program offered by the University of Washington. … The program is intended to provide a
March 28, 2014
According to PayScale data, the UW is #5 in the country in dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) for a bachelor’s degree. And our computer science degree specifically is in the top 10 for ROI. Read more in The Atlantic. Of course, long-term financial reward isn’t the only measure of the value of an education. Just
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March 13, 2014
Today (March 13), the House and Senate passed a supplemental budget that makes several small, but important investments in higher education. Notably, the compromise supplemental budget preserved funding provided last year to UW. Preserving this funding allows the University to freeze resident undergraduate tuition another year. Read an overview brief from UW’s Office of Planning &
March 11, 2014
Last Friday (March 7) was the second to last cut-off deadline of the session (the last day to consider opposite house bills), with the other being Sine Die (the last day allowed for regular session under the state constitution). The Friday cutoff doesn’t apply to bills considered necessary to implement the budget (“NTIB”), or already agreed to
March 7, 2014
An interview with President Michael Young for the show Inside Olympia aired on TVW Thursday evening. The interview, by Austin Jenkins, covers a range of subjects, including the direction of higher education in the state, how to fund it successfully and what recent developments in online education and commercial development of university research mean for the future.
In today’s The Olympian newspaper, Lee Huntsman, president emeritus of the University of Washington, and Lee Hartwell, president emeritus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published an opinion editorial urging the Governor and state lawmakers to preserve funding for the Life Sciences Discovery Fund in the supplemental budget. Read the editorial.
February 27, 2014
This week, leaders of the Senate and House fiscal committees released their supplemental operating and capital budgets. The budgets propose technical corrections and appropriation changes to the current 2013-15 biennial budgets. Read UW’s Office of Planning & Budgeting brief (PDF) comparing the Governor, House, and Senate budgets. In terms of process, the Senate budget was passed out ofNext page