Programs & Initiatives

Academic Support Programs

Part of the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student Success

Through drop-in, multidisciplinary tutoring at the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment, academic achievement courses, and one-on-one tutor-mentor relationships, Academic Support programs provide high-level academic support for the full range of UW undergraduates, from those who are academically disadvantaged to those who are advanced.

Website UW Directory aspuw@uw.edu

Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center engages undergraduates in community-based learning such as service learning and internships, volunteer opportunities, and community events. Center staff also work with faculty, students, and community partners to develop academic connections between the classroom and community.

Website UW Directory Facebook

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Programs in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity connect UW undergraduates with opportunities to participate in research with faculty, to engage in community-based learning and leadership, and to compete for local, national, and international scholarships. These programs include:

Website UW Directory Facebook

Center for Learning & Undergraduate Enrichment

The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) is a late-night academic center designed to support all UW undergraduates, with a strong emphasis on freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled in many of the UW’s crucial lower-division courses.

Website clue@uw.edu

Center for Teaching and Learning

In partnership with Undergraduate Academic Affairs, The Graduate School, and University Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening the UW teaching community. The Center works with individuals, departments, and communities of practice, as well as in collaboration with campus partners, to share knowledge of best practices and evidence-based research on teaching, learning, and mentoring. Center for Teaching and Learning programs include:

Website UW Directory In the News

Collegium Seminars

Collegium Seminars are discussion-based seminars designed to introduce first year students to the excitement of ideas and the richness of academic discovery. Students in these seminars learn “shoulder-to-shoulder” with our best faculty, exploring big ideas, engaging in deep inquiry, and developing a sense of community with a small group of students around a shared area of interest. These seminars are an excellent introduction to the intellectual world of the university, and a welcoming environment for students still new to the campus. Grading is credit/no credit.

Website

Dream Project

The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and raises awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility. A student-initiated high school outreach program, the Dream Project partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students in Seattle area high schools to assist in the college admissions process, including SAT preparation, applications, writing essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships.

Website Facebook In the News

First Year Programs

First Year Programs empowers entering students to become engaged and confident learners by facilitating supportive communities and creating educational experiences. This program assists new freshmen, transfer students, and families as they establish and enrich their relationship with the UW community throughout their first year of enrollment. Activities of First Year Programs include quarterly advising and orientation sessions, Dawg Daze, Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS), and Transfer Student Interest Groups (TRIGS).

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

Global Opportunities Advisers

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

A collaboration with International Programs and Exchanges and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Global Opportunities advisers connect students to study abroad opportunities through advising and financial resources.

Website

Jumpstart

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Part of a leading national nonprofit organization, Jumpstart at the University of Washington connects UW undergraduates with low-income Seattle preschoolers to help these children build the language, literacy, and social skills necessary for later academic and life success.

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

Mary Gates Endowment

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

The University’s largest endowment for undergraduate scholarships, the Mary Gates Endowment invests in undergraduate students engaged in research and leadership projects, encouraging student learning inside and beyond the classroom.

Website Facebook In the News

Office of Educational Assessment

The Office of Educational Assessment improves educational practice through assessment of teaching and learning and through evaluation and support of educational programs and services. The Office of Educational Assessment provides a variety of assessment services to the UW campus and external agencies including course evaluations, classroom test scoring, test administration, program evaluation, survey research, and assessment of undergraduate learning.

Website UW Directory

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and many others.

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

Pipeline Project

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

The Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with educational and service opportunities in local and regional schools and community organizations through tutoring and mentoring.

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

Robinson Center for Young Scholars

The Robinson Center for Young Scholars is a pioneer and an international leader in recognizing and serving the needs of gifted young pre-college and college students by providing academic programs and information to gifted students, particularly students entering the UW after 7th, 8th, or 10th grade.

Website UW Directory In the News

Student-Athlete Academic Services

Student-Athlete Academic Services supports student-athletes through academic support and life skills that develop self-reliant and independent learners while fostering the overall growth and maturation of every student-athlete. Student-Athlete Academic Services helps student-athletes create comprehensive educational plans, including participation in the UW’s academic community as well as specific academic and career development goals. The program enhances student-athletes’ undergraduate experience, well-being, and overall development through collaboration with campus resources.

Website

UAA Advising

Part of the The Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student Success

UAA Advising helps students design an overall curriculum, drawing from the programs and opportunities across the entire University. In addition to helping students choose a major and plan their course schedules, advisers work with students to clarify academic and personal goals. As educators, advisers emphasize the core skills of critical thinking, decision-making, and the value of broad exposure to a diversity of perspectives. Advisers also provide pre-professional advising in a number of areas such as pre-medicine and pre-law.

Website UW Directory In the News

Undergraduate Research Program

Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

The Undergraduate Research Program facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across departments and disciplines. Since 1997, it has produced the Undergraduate Research Symposium, during which hundreds of undergraduates present their research to the campus and community. It is among the largest symposia for undergraduates in the nation.

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program integrates challenging courses and diverse learning experiences for academically motivated students in a close community of faculty, staff, and peers. The core curriculum offers a broad liberal education, while departmental honors programs provide a deep disciplinary education. The program asks students to take intellectual risks; to seek an understanding of the interdependence of all branches of knowledge; to take leadership roles in confronting global change; to see the complexities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality; and to value a life of continuous learning and personal growth.

Website UW Directory Facebook In the News

Comments are closed.