Academic and Student Affairs
People in Red Square

Readying classrooms for in-person teaching

The Campus Technology team completed the massive task of readying over 300 classrooms for instruction after many were offline for the pandemic.

Entering Class W

3,600 international students on campus for the first time

International Student Services is welcoming more international students coming to campus for the first time — 80% more than pre-pandemic years — new students and those who remained outside the U.S. last year.

Penelope Moon with Dubs

New director for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

In her new role, Penelope Adams Moon and the CTL team look for new opportunities to improve the learner experience and help faculty grow in their teaching practice.

Suzzallo Library Reading Room

Campus tours resume at pre-pandemic levels

Office of Admissions hosted roughly 5,000 prospective applicants and 8,000 guests in summer 2021 after resuming tours last June.


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.

Penelope Adams Moon

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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

A crowd of students exiting an academic building

Enrollment Management

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