For over 40 years, OMA&D’s Instructional Center (IC) has been a national model for providing academic instruction and tutoring for thousands of underrepresented minority, first-generation and economically disadvantaged students affiliated with OMA&D programs. Its unique and proven blend of services creates a sense of community and paves the way to the university’s most competitive majors, and ultimately, graduation and successful careers.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER
Serving 2,000 students annually, the IC is staffed by 19 professional instructors and 40-50 student tutors who rotate throughout the year. Many student tutors are former IC users themselves. Together, this team creates a support structure through its holistic mentoring approach that sets students up for success. IC services include:
- Drop-in tutoring (one-on-one and small group sessions)
- Workshops and review sessions
- Study skills seminars
- Professional and Graduate School admissions preparation courses
- On-site writing center
- Computer facility
November 14, 2019
Dr. Anisa Ibrahim's inspirational journey to become the director of Harborview Medical Center’s Pediatrics Clinic in Seattle was recently featured by CNN.
December 13, 2018
University of Washington alumnus Joshua Dawson, ’18, shares his story about how the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, and particularly the Instructional Center, impacted his Husky Experience. Watch video
December 13, 2018
University of Washington alumnus Joshua Dawson, ’18, shares his story about how the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, and particularly the Instructional Center, impacted his Husky Experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqzbfeYqPWc
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March 12, 2018
Caroline Raymundo knew she wanted to be a physician, but it wasn't until she first walked into the University of Washington's Instructional Center that she realized that she could do it. Read more
Learn more about the transformative impact the IC has on the academic and personal lives of our students.
To serve the current student demand and position the university to meet the surging demographic growth of underrepresented minority, first-generation and economically disadvantaged students in the state of Washington, we have set an ambitious goal to increase the number of students we serve at the IC each year from 2,000 to 7,000 by 2025. To accomplish this goal, we are looking to raise $25 million. Find out how you can help.
For more information, contact Katherine Day Hase, OMA&D Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-616-4929