|Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the university. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.|
Budget UpdateMonths of speculation on the future of the UW's budget were put to rest in late April with the adoption of the 2009-11 Legislative Budget. While the state higher education operating appropriation has been significantly reduced, the authorized tuition increase of 14% should help ameliorate the impact of the state fiscal crisis for our campus. Know that we will be working with students to help them find funds to offset these increases (additional funds were made available through the economic stimulus bill in Pell Grants and Hope Tax Credits).
As noted in previous Monthly Reports, UW Bothell is prepared to meet the budget cuts and will continue to provide a world class education to students, while providing support to faculty and staff. We look forward to continuing our forward momentum by growing our enrollment and increasing our offerings to benefit the Puget Sound region.
Of note, UW Bothell received $5 million for the design of its third building, UW3. UW3 is intended to house the campus' growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and will allow the campus to continue its positive enrollment growth. Special thanks go to legislators of the 1st District for supporting this effort with special attention to Mark Ericks, Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Visits to OlympiaUW Bothell used the legislative session as an opportunity to educate its community about state government. Teams of students, alumni and faculty participated in eight sessions in Olympia, meeting with 118 legislators or their staff, which is 80% of the state's legislators. Positive outcomes included a better understanding of government and an increased awareness of UW Bothell.
Applications for admission to UW Bothell are up across the
board for incoming freshman, transfer and graduate students. As a whole,
applications are up 50% for what is projected to be a fall enrollment of 2,700 students. Freshman applications are currently at almost 1,116 for 325 spots.
Applications for the MBA program,
alone, are up 42%, likely due to the announcement of a new LMBA in Bellevue to
debut in Fall 2009.
With the soar in interest, prospective students are encouraged to get their
applications in ASAP for best consideration.
Fundraising SuccessThrough the efforts of the faculty, research centers and
the Office of Advancement and External Relations, the campus has significantly increased its
capacity to attract private support, with over $1.8 million raised through
February of the current 08-09 fiscal year. Additionally, the institution has grown its grants from $1 million a year to $4 million a year, on par with its private success.
The 3rd Annual Chancellor's Reception
was held in mid-April, with attendance more than doubled from 66 participants in 2008 to close to 150 in 2009. At the Reception,
guests (including special guests King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, Bothell
Mayor Mark Lamb, Bothell Councilmember Joshua
Freed, Bellevue Councilmember Conrad Lee, and Pat McClain of the City of
Everett) gathered to toast the institution's success and to discuss its
ambitious plans for future growth.
With Advisory Board Chair George Northcroft serving as emcee,
guests enjoyed an evening of food and wine and speeches from Chancellor Chan,
student Xheni Diko and alumni Calvin Kavalski. Several 'Golden Huskies' were
also awarded to select friends of the institution including members of the
2008-09 Bothell Biomedical Device Innovation Partnership Zone Steering Committee.
Event sponsors included Vertafore, Verizon, Providence Regional Medical Center,
IPZ/City of Bothell, UW Bothell Alumni Council, Jim Pinkleman, Bill Abbott,
Bill Ptascek and Jeanne Thorson.
Three UW Bothell students were recently recognized for their
scholarly work and community service with the announcement of two outstanding scholarship
Lucie Caslavska, BSN student, was awarded a $1500 scholarship from the King
County Nurses Association.
Efrain Moreno-Salmanca and Ellen Bartlett were both awarded $1500 scholarships
for three quarters by the Mary Gates Endowment for their leadership and service
work. Moreno-Salmanca received his award for his work with the Hispanic
Business Student Association and Bartlett received hers for her work with the
UW Bothell nursing students Barb Plovie, Avra Veilleux, Anna
Sterner and Betsy Pesek participated at the Western Institute for Nursing
Research (WIN) Conference in Salt Lake City in late April. The students presented projects from their BNURS526 Program Development and Evaluation class. Student Jocelyn Anderson won best student poster in her session and was
named runner up for overall student conference posters.
Congratulations to all.
IAS faculty and CUSP Director Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has
received a 2009-10 Fulbright General Education Fellowship to support the
creation of a cross-disciplinary curriculum in a consortium of Hong Kong
universities, which are in 2012 transitioning from 3 to 4-year degrees. Hosted
by the University of Hong Kong and its Philosophy Department, Kochhar-Lindgren will
teach one course per semester and organize workshops, coordinated by the Hong
Kong-America Center, on the first year experience and integrated learning
initiatives in General Education.
Nursing faculty Carol Leppa will receive the 2009 Ethics and Human Rights Award from the Washington State Nurses
Association at a reception in late April. She will receive the award in
recognition of excellence in supporting major ethical and human rights issues.
Business faculty Tim Hargrave has been selected as the Advisory Council Faculty Fellow in Business. This three-year term fellowship was funded by donations from members of the Business
Program Advisory Council. Hargrave was selected for his scholarly
promise, ability to represent the business program and ability to communicate scholarship to
IAS faculty Michael Goldberg's chapter "Re-designing the U.S. Women's History Survey Course Using Feminist
Pedagogy, Educational Research, and New Technologies, " appears in the
just-published Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women's
History (Oxford University Press: 2009).
Writing Center tutors
presented an interactive multi-media workshop titled "Centering the
Relationship: Student Writers and Peer Tutors" at the 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association Conference in Ellensburg,
WA. To prepare for the workshop, tutors created six videos designed to
surface issues in the tutoring relationship. The workshop sparked lively
discussion and debate amongst tutors from across the Pacific Northwest.
The Quantitative Skills Center, designed to
provide students with mathematics support and tutoring, has increased its usage
by over 350% over the last four years, demonstrating great student engagement.
|Notable Upcoming Events
UW Bothell is hosting the
National Numeracy Network's
annual meeting, May 1-2. The event is expected to
draw faculty from across the nation who are interested in issues surrounding
quantitative literacy. Ellen Peters from the Decision Science Research Institute
in Oregon will serve as keynote speaker. Special thanks to IAS
faculty Cinnamon Hillyard for her leadership with the event. Cinnamon serves as
the treasurer/secretary of the National Numeracy Network and chair of the
Math Association of America's Special Interest Group on Quantitative Literacy. Both
groups collaborated on an NSF grant to help support the conference.
A free night of traditional Indian music
featuring Srivani Jade, Kuntal Roy and Mausam will be offered on
Thursday, May 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Commons.
The 4th Annual 5-K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 16. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Council and managed by students in the BBUS 441 Project Management Class, raises funds for student scholarships. Learn more online
or call 425-352-3642.
Additional events may be found online
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