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Committed to our DACA Dreamers

“I want to reassure every affected person that if DACA ends, the University of Washington will do everything within its power to minimize the disruption to your [Dreamers] lives and education.” See Ana Mari Cauce’s full post, including resources, on the President’s Blog.

Events in Charlottesville: Resources for instructors

The violent demonstrations by white nationalist groups at the University of Virginia on August 11th and 12th impacts students, faculty, and staff here at the UW. Addressing incidents of racial violence such as these in class can be challenging for instructors. The CTL has developed resources for helping students engage in civil dialogue and make meaning of these events:

Retirement of select Catalyst web tools

Which Catalyst tools are being retired?  Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail, and WebQ Quiz. Tools that are NOT being retired are: WebQ Survey and Gradebook.  Learn more about the timeline and the transition to new tools on IT Connect’s Retirement of Select Catalyst Web Tools page.

Understanding the faculty role in digital accessibility

How do campus officials responsible for the creation of digital instructional materials balance accessibility requirements with faculty independence and academic freedom?  Read the full article in Inside Higher Ed.

Advancing racial equity in the community: Working to hire and retain a diverse and inclusive faculty

The University has a number of initiatives it is committed to advancing, one being racial equity in student, staff, and particularly the faculty community.  The Office of the Provost has partnered with the Race & Equity Initiative to provide useful information about diversity resources units can use as they look to hire future colleagues.  This series is called “Fostering excellence: Faculty recruitment and retention at the UW.” Read more >

2017 Teaching award recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients for the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Awards! Read more >

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Teach Beyond the Classroom

Stories of instructors who “think outside the building”, connecting with peers and across disciplines, collaborating with community members and creating nontraditional learning opportunities for students. Read more >

Keeping history alive with a digital library collection

Vivid oral histories from the South Sound get a second life at UW Tacoma. Read more >

Instant feedback via earbuds

“Bug in the Ear” project allows distant learners to connect with their coaches during critical teaching and learning moments. Read more >

Building life-long learning, with the help of technology

UW professor uses interactive whiteboard app to help students learn how to learn. Read more >

The power of personal narratives in the classroom

A UW Bothell professor shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for learning—for students and instructors. Read more >

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

Download top tips and best practices recommended by faculty and instructors featured in the Innovators Among Us series.