Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Dean, autumn 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues, One of the most commonly-asked questions undergraduates get from family and friends is, “What’s your major?” And it makes sense that people want to know. Choosing a major (or two, or three) is a necessary rite-of-passage in college. At today’s University of Washington, pursuing a degree is just one part of

Video: 2014 UW College of Education Graduation: Ed Taylor, Alumni Keynote Speaker

Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, was selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. Enjoy this video of his keynote address!

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor receives College of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has been selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. The faculty of the College of Education votes upon and bestows this award.

Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Dear Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, A wonderful juxtaposition is occurring around the University of Washington right now. Very recently, thousands of students committed to coming to the UW next year, representing the class of 2018, and very soon thousands will celebrate their undergraduate accomplishments through the tradition of commencement. We celebrate commencement, the work

Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

What have we learned in the last year that will help our communities in the coming year? I am thinking about our students, past and present and how their UW experiences lay a foundation for their future, indeed, but also for the futures of so many others.

Welcome from the Dean Autumn 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Fall quarter is always an invigorating time for me. We begin by welcoming our newest students to the academic life of the University of Washington at Freshman Convocation, an event that represents the moment when students fully transition into the UW. These students join those who are settled and have found

MLK and sacred songs that feed the soul

I crave the sound of a call and response—the verbal and non-verbal interaction between a speaker and listener—that is endemic to democratic participation in public matters; the kind of call that allows us to acknowledge misfortune, ruination, or loss, followed by a response proclaiming that freedom and justice are close at hand. It’s a reminder