UW Today | 5/7/12
Clay Schwenn, lead academic counselor for undergraduates, has won an Outstanding Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association.
The Daily | 4/3/12
Clay Schwenn, an academic counselor at Undergraduate Advising and head of peer advising at UW, recently received a regional award for excellence in advising from the National Academic Advising Association and is nominated at the national level.
The Daily | 3/30/12
In an attempt to lessen the difficulty of registration, the UW will release a program called MyPlan in September. MyPlan is an online tool developed to help students plan their degrees and consolidates many of the tools that students use now. UAA Assistant Dean Deborah Wiegand is quoted.
The Daily | 11/3/10
To help facilitate the initial transition, Lillian Dubiel was paired with a former transfer student through the transfer-orientation program. Transfer Orientations and Transfer Interest Groups — or “TrIGs” — are two programs to help students joining the university midway through their college careers.
The Daily | 2/2/10
Last school year, 552 students withdrew, with another 130 students withdrawing during this past autumn quarter. Students can withdraw for a variety of reasons, including financial, family or medical-related, and military commitments. Gateway Center adviser Peg Cheng is quoted.
University Week | 8/6/09
Gateway Center adviser Kay Balston was named Adviser of the Year by the UW’s Association of Professional Advisers and Counselors. It’s an honor given to just one of the University’s many advisers each year.
U Week | 5.7.09
From impacts of budget cuts to best practices in reaching students through social media, academic advisers, student services staff and faculty from colleges and universities around the state will have a lot to discuss at the 21st annual Community College & University of Washington Advising Conference on May 8 in the HUB. Undergraduate adviser Megan McConnell quoted.
The Daily | 4.22.09
Former UW linebacker Ink Aleaga focused on only two things in high school: sports and college. He’s still involved in both now, but in a very different sense. As an academic adviser in the Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) department. UAA Vice Provost & Dean Ed Tyalor is quoted.
U Week | 4.23.09
There are many organizations open to the UW faculty and staff. Some have been around for years and some are new. Some are structured groups with officers and committees; some are much more informal. Peg Cheng, an academic adviser in the Gateway Center, introduces the Asian and Pacific Islander American Faculty and Staff Association.
Congratulations Clay Schwenn and Kurt Xyst, recipients of an Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association!
University Week | 06.05.08
Kurt Xyst is one adviser who knows firsthand about the challenges students face. He dropped out of college on his first try, and he didn’t pick up his degree until 11 years after he’d started.
The New York Times | 04/20/08
DO minors matter? I need to know — right now, please — because as my second daughter sits across the table compiling an “apply to” list that favors the sort of university that offers lots of them, I am writing checks totaling $46,180 for a child at a college with no minors.
University Week | 07/05/07
For years, academic advisers at the UW have been paid to advise students. Now, thanks to two new councils, they’re getting a chance to advise administrators, and each other.
University Week | 06/21/07
Sandra McGowan was waiting to get her hair done when the woman who runs a beauty supply business nearby came running over. "Aren’t you the woman from ColorsNW?" she asked.
University Week | 11/30/06
The secret, it seems, is out. From students across the University, to the Board of Regents, to all levels of the University’s administration, there is an unmistakable recognition that excellent academic advising and counseling is a necessity at the University of Washington …
The Chronicle of Higher Education | 09.08.06
Woe are the sophomores, higher education’s middle children. Their freshman frolic has given way to daunting challenges. They are anxious and confused. They must declare majors, take weed-out classes, and decide whether to study abroad. They feel pressure to plan for internships and careers, and to figure out who they are and where they are going …
THE DAILY | 01.13.06
The push for more funding for undergraduate advising at the UW continues in Olympia …