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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2020: The Course

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor leads this course that will probe what national thought leaders are doing to meet the imperatives of this particular moment through their research, scholarship, and service.
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Data: UAA advisers helped 10,000+ students make academic plans in 2018-19.

Creating pathways for students

UAA advisers saw more than 10,000 students in scheduled and drop-in appointments in 2018-19.
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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


  • Megan Kennedy named director of UW Resilience Lab

    July 31, 2020

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Megan Kennedy, director of the UW Resilience Lab Undergraduate Academic Affairs is happy to share that Megan Kennedy was named director of the UW’s Resilience Lab in May. Kennedy has been connected to the Resilience Lab through multiple roles on campus that have all focused on student well-being. Since August, 2019, she served as interim…

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  • Field report: Honors course explores whether national parks are in progress or peril

    April 22, 2020

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This course will take students on an exciting two week field study to the three “wilderness jewels” of Washington state’s national parks, Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades, and follow with class time in autumn quarter. Students should be comfortable hiking moderately strenuous trails almost every day of the trip, camping in remote locations, and…

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  • Three UW students named Goldwater scholars for 2020

    March 31, 2020

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Congratulations Keyan Gootkin, Parker Ruth and Karen Zhang, UW's newest Goldwater Scholars.UW News The Goldwater Foundation honored three University of Washington students this year with its undergraduate scholarship for students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Undergraduates Keyan Gootkin, Parker Ruth and Karen Zhang were selected for the award from a pool of more…

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