Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Academic resources

More than 30,000 UW undergraduates means more than 30,000 individual sets of experiences, interests and goals. Undergraduate Academic Affairs is here to provide each of our 30,000 students with a supportive ecosystem to help them reach their unique goals. UAA’s academic programs meet students wherever they are on their academic journey, ensuring our Huskies’ experiences will be meaningful long into their future. Providing the University community with evaluation tools to assess its own work leads to a better understanding of best practices in teaching and learning and, ultimately, better student outcomes. And, better student outcomes lead to better retention and graduation rates.


What you’ll find here: Academic programs for students, faculty and staff // Stories about academic programs and resources


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Unlearning Poverty

Honors director Vicky Lawson brings her 30 years of research on poverty to the classroom, leading students through examining the complex issues that have created Seattle’s homelessness crisis.

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Husky Stories: Ryan Lowery

Ryan Lowery shares his stories of dealing with failure and resiliency.

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UAA academic programs for students, faculty and staff

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Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs helps UW students realize their potential through the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) and academic success coaches. CLUE offers free drop-in tutoring, class discussions, exam review and a writing center. Academic success coaches help students identify challenges and develop study skills.

Academic Support Programs

 

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First Year Programs

Empowers entering students to become engaged and confident learners poised to succeed at the UW. Programs focus on increasing a sense of belonging and help students connect to the University. These include Advising & Orientation, Dawg Daze, First-year Interest Groups, Commuter & Transfer Commons and faculty led Collegium Seminars.

First Year Programs

 

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Honors Program

Honors brings together students and faculty from all across campus to learn through cross-disciplinary curriculum, experiential learning, research and critical reflection. Honors’ curriculum offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary education, while Departmental Honors programs provide deep disciplinary education.

Honors Program

 

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Office of Educational Assessment

Provides a variety of evaluation and assessment services to the UW and outside organizations. The Office of Educational Assessment (OEA) facilitates student course evaluations, classroom test scoring and proctored test administration. OEA researchers also conduct assessment of student and program outcomes and evaluate grant-funded programs.

Office of Educational Assessment

 

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Resilience Lab

The Resilience Lab promotes stress management skills and self-compassion among students, staff and faculty at the UW. Through leading-edge research, education, social-emotional learning, skills group, seed grants and programs, the Resilience Lab aims to support the mental health and well-being of the campus community.

Resilience Lab

 

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Robinson Center for Young Scholars

The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars prepares younger students for college and provides them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community at the University of Washington. We also provide professional development and outreach through Saturday, summer and online programs.

Robinson Center

 

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Student-Athlete Academic Services

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) empowers student-athletes to pursue excellence in school, sport and life by encouraging active goal-setting and development; creating individualized support plans to help achieve goals; providing career opportunities to prepare for life after graduation; and building connections across local and global communities.

SAAS

 

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Undergraduate Advising

Advisers partner with undergraduates to help them identify and articulate their academic and personal goals, pick majors and plan their course schedule. They educate students about tools, opportunities and resources to connect to the UW and navigate their Husky experience.

Undergraduate Advising

Stories about academic programs and resources


  • Robinson Center hiring a program assistant

    January 27, 2022

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The program assistant will execute a variety of complex clerical and student support assignments. Under general supervision, the candidate must independently provide program support, including student-facing interactions, and demonstrate excellent customer service to inquiries which require substantive knowledge of the Transition School program as well as general knowledge of the Center’s other programs, policies and…

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  • Assistant director needed for Student Academic Services

    December 13, 2021

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Student Academic Services seeks an assistant director to provide leadership and oversight in managing strategic initiatives to deliver academic services for SAS departments. This position works with all three departments to synthesize and integrate the services and opportunities offered through SAS to produce information and engagement opportunities across a variety of digital platforms. In addition,…

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  • Connecting, belonging, being well: Across UAA, programs welcome back students

    November 10, 2021

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The pack is back! For the first time since the transition to mostly virtual learning in March 2020, Huskies are crossing Red Square on their way to class. These Dawgs include two classes who are completely new to campus: incoming first-year students and second-year students, in addition to upperclassmen who’ve spent more than 18 months…

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