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ASA Highlights


The UW’s newest freshman class is the most diverse in the school’s history, and UW Bothell and UW Tacoma enrolled their largest incoming classes ever.

Volunteer for 3rd Annual Admitted Student Day (ASD) this April 20, 2024. The UW will host about 7,000 excited, newly admitted Huskies and their families on campus. Save the date and volunteer to welcome future Huskies!

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) welcomed over 2,600 new, international students on F and J visas to the Seattle Campus this autumn. ISS now serves over 7,700 students.

Office of Student Financial Aid

OSFA is working on significant changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA application process. The FAFSA Simplification Act overhauls the systems and streamlines the processes used to award federal student aid, making it easier for students and their families to apply starting with the 2024–25 award year.

Recognizing colleagues. Tanya Kronstad and Gina Pak have been promoted to senior counselors, and Kim Fee has rejoined OSFA as a part-time lead counselor.

Office of the University Registrar

Tina Miller is the associate chair of the University Committee on Curriculum Administration and represents the registrar’s office on the University Committee on General Education, two efforts in partnership with faculty governance.

Residency Status is now listed in MyUW.

New form lets students select how their name appears in the future Quarterly and Annual Dean’s Lists. Thanks, Eric Chace, Sara Torres, and Bill Abella. 500 students have submitted their Dean’s List name so far!

The initial approval by the Faculty Senate to changes in Scholastic Regulations, as drafted by OUR, impacts Chapter 110 and Chapter 107, allowing for the removal of changes to Incomplete grading after the second quarter.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The new Teaching@UW website is now live. This site provides UW instructors with one-stop access to information, resources and learning opportunities that promote student success in the classroom. It was the result of broad collaboration with colleagues at UWT, UWB, UW-IT, ASA’s IS and Strategic Initiatives.

CTL staff were awarded a Resilience and Compassion Seed grant to help promote teaching practices that support students who identify as neurodivergent. Instructional consultants Mihaela Giurca and Carolyn Levy will partner with Huskies for Neurodiversity to survey and host focus groups to learn about students’ experiences and needs.

Academic Technologies

Software/hardware upgrades in Odegaard and the Student Technology Loan Program (STLP): approximately 450 computers in the Odegaard Learning Commons switched to Apple Silicon, and nearly 550 Windows computers updated to Windows 11 through a new ASA-IS, STLP, and Systems teams partnership.

A furniture upgrade for UW’s largest auditorium. Roethke Auditorium (Kane 130) received an upgrade of its theater-style seating for 720.

AT streamlined classroom A/V troubleshooting to improve the process and customer experience.

Automating classroom door locks in 19 buildings allows AT to manage access via dynamic lock scheduling in 148 classrooms using the Campus Automated Access Management System (CAAMS).

Strategic Initiatives

ASA continues to provide leadership to the provost’s Future of Teaching and Learning initiative, overseeing the implementation of recommendations from last year’s working groups on access and instructional quality.

UW is collecting faculty input to redefine quality teaching, with approximately 400 instructors from UW’s three campuses offering feedback on draft core elements of effective teaching. This draft will inform the Faculty Council on Teaching & Learning as it considers updates to faculty code and course evaluation tools.

ASA to convene new groups to look at program capacity versus demand and accessibility in the classroom, in response to last year’s working group recommendations on course and program access.

ASA Information Services

Modernizing application infrastructure so it’s easier to support and upgrade. ASA-IS updated the Workstudy application for outreach to employers looking to engage UW students and improved the touch screen and notifications at the Registrar kiosk.

Progress on the ASA-IS roadmap to improve software, hardware, security, and inventory realized cost savings of approximately $18,000 annually through changes in internal system management and enhanced inventory processes in collaboration with Academic Technologies.

Academic Personnel is now supported by ASA-IS: The Office of Academic Personnel was migrated to ASA-IS’s Desktop support structure for cost savings and customized service.

ASA Advancement

ASA Advancement is reorganizing to allow for a dedicated director in each of the units we serve (ASA, OMAD, Student Life, UAA, and the Graduate School). Active searches are underway for director and assistant director-level positions.

Making progress on FY24 annual cash goal of $21M from 5,500 donors and actively stewarding the university’s third-largest endowment portfolio (valued at approximately $365,000,000) focused primarily on student support.

“The Boys in the Boat” movie and related giving efforts. ASA Advancement is supporting a university-wide effort aligned with the December 25 theatrical release of the film. If you are moved to support the preservation of the ASUW Shell House, UW Rowing or the Husky Promise – your gift (as a UW employee) will be matched up to $500.