Chancellor's Monthly Report
Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor
University of Washington Bothell

August 2008  
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Freshmen Enrollment on the Rise

We will welcome over 250 incoming freshmen this fall, a 52% increase over last year. Our freshmen students will be introduced to UW Bothell's distinctive culture of active and interdisciplinary learning via the Discovery Core, a sequence of courses in a year-long program of study for first-year students. Discovery Core courses being offered in Fall 2008 include: Dreaming the Earth: Imagining Nature in Science; Digital Play: Video Games, Gender, and Social Creativity; and Star Dust: Science, Method, and Consciousness.
Nursing & Community-based Service Learning Grants Expand Educational Opportunities
The Nursing Program recently received a $286,899 Department of Education Noncompetitive Congressionally-directed Grant in support of its "Initiative to Train Nursing Faculty in Partnership with a Consortium of Colleges." Created in response to growing state needs for a highly educated health care and nursing workforce, the Initiative aims to increase the number of nursing faculty teaching in Washington's community and technical college nursing programs.
UW Bothell and partner Cascadia Community College (CCC) received a $50,000 grant from the Washington Campus Compact and Learn and Serve America to promote and expand service-learning on campus. Learn more about our community-based learning and scholarship program.
Accounting, Environmental Science and MACS Spearhead New Fall Offerings

New degree programs to begin this fall include the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS). An option in Accounting within the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration will also begin, as will options in Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts, Individualized Study, and Science, Technology and Society within the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Building Relationships - Snyder Leads Government & Community Relations
UW Bothell announces Kelly Snyder, former Assistant Director for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED), as our new Director of Government and Community Relations. As we begin a period of rapid enrollment growth and program development, Snyder's work will be instrumental in building relationships in our community and in Olympia to support our goals.
Construction on Campus - 522 Off-ramp Progress & CCC's New Building
The UW Bothell/CCC campus will change rapidly over the next few years. Construction has begun on a new entrance at the south side of campus to improve access from SR 522 and to enable enrollment to grow from 3,000 to 10,000 full time students. Meanwhile, construction has begun on CCC's new Center for Global Learning, a $35 million building that will house classrooms, art studios and a performing arts theatre. Completion of both projects is scheduled for 2010.
Summer Learning on Campus for Local Middle and High School Students
The Education Program introduced IMAGINE, a summer youth program that included an integrated math, science and language arts curriculum focused on environmental stewardship. The brainchild of Education professors Cherry Banks, Karen Gourd and Robin Rider, IMAGINE centered around the UW Bothell wetlands, providing a meaningful academic and outdoor experience for local middle and high school-aged students. Learn more.
Largest Graduating Class in UW Bothell History
The University of Washington Bothell graduated its largest class of 784 in June, growing our alumni base to over 8,000. We conferred 607 baccalaureate and 110 master's degrees, and honored an additional 67 students for earning their Washington State Residency Certificates in education.
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