Academic and Student Affairs
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Privacy Steering Committee established

The Privacy Office has established the UW Privacy Steering Committee, charged with assessing privacy risks, and evaluating the privacy implications associated with the use of personal data throughout the UW.

Wide shot of symposium, with many attendees engaged in conversation in front of rows of posters

Sharing insights on teaching and learning

The Center of Teaching and Learning hosted another successful Teaching and Learning Symposium, featuring 66 posters and two keynotes on inclusive assessment.

rows of new seats in a lecture hall

Three classrooms open in Gates Center

Academic Technologies has completed work for three classrooms in the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Cupcakes decorated with UW colors and logo

Collaborating across the ASA Alliance

The Office of Student Life recognized the Office of Student Financial Aid as “Student Life Partner of the Year” at their 2019 end-of-year celebration.


Our mission is to enhance the student experience for all students—to, through, and beyond the university—inside and outside the classroom (in-person and online).

We provide oversight, foster collaboration, pilot new ideas, and unify strategic efforts in and beyond ASA to ensure broad and universal alignment with UW values. We highlight and amplify strategic efforts within ASA and the broader ASA alliance (Graduate School, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Student Life, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, ASA and ASA Advancement) consistent with UW values to create a leading-edge student experience. We support faculty in instruction and student access, learning, and success. We pilot and launch new, strategic efforts and support unit-led efforts.

Learn more in the most recent message from the Vice Provost.

Units in ASA

Odegaard Computer Classroom

Academic Technologies

The Academic Technologies unit supports teaching and learning technologies as well as formal and informal learning spaces with classroom design, integration, and maintenance service; instructional design and support; and support for several UW event spaces.

Nate McKee

Ian Schnee in Virtual Classroom

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works with educators across the UW to increase student learning and engagement.

Beth Kalikoff

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Information Systems & Planning Management

ASA-Information Systems & Planning Management standardizes the execution of information systems and technology projects across ASA with common tools and methodologies.

Marcus Hirsch

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Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit works with UW partners to develop shared goals and vision around the student experience, pilot and launch related projects, and support partner-led efforts.

Marisa Nickle

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University Privacy Office

The UW Privacy Office develops universal privacy principles that uphold the UW’s values.

Ann Nagel

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Enrollment Management

The Division of Enrollment Management provides leadership, expertise, analysis and coordination for undergraduate enrollment.