|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.|
In a recent quick trip to Washington DC, I met with
several members of the Washington State Congressional delegation. They were pleased to hear about the great
growth on this campus and eager to work with us to pursue federal funding for
projects and programs. I also had the
opportunity to meet with several higher education news publications.
The following are links to articles published
about the campus as a result of the trip:
As always you can read about UW Bothell in the news by
Enrollment SoarsThe campus welcomed 2,374 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, or a headcount of 2,801 when classes began in late September. With these figures, the campus is currently overenrolled at 116%.
By comparison, when classes began in fall 2008, UW Bothell had an FTE of 1,899 and a headcount of 2,288.
These numbers are a great reflection of our institution and its benefits to our region. Students know that when they attend UW Bothell they will not only receive the knowledge, skills and professional preparation needed to be successful in the market, but they will do so on a campus that encourages and supports student/faculty interaction, collaboration and research.
The incoming student pool for fall 2009 saw a 66% increase in freshman applications; a 30% increase in transfer applications; and a 37% increase in freshman students of color. The incoming freshman class totals 306 students (126 of whom are first generation college attendees) and the incoming transfer class has 454 students.
20 Years of Accomplishment - DiversityThe University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its great history of accomplishment. This month we focus on our diversity.
Did you know that 33% of UW Bothell's fall class are self defined as minority students? Another 2% are international students.
These statistics showcase efforts being made to create a
more diverse and inclusive campus, as called for in the 21st Century Campus Initiative. The Initiative has also led to
enhanced academic support and outreach programs, including the student-run
Dream Project, which helps local high school students realize their dream of a
UW Bothell Hosts Her Excellency Meera ShankarUW Bothell and the City of Bellevue hosted Her Excellency Meera
Shankar, the Indian Ambassador to the United States, for a dinner in
her honor on Friday, October 16 at the Harbor Club in Bellevue.
150 Eastside business leaders and dignitaries, including members of the
Indian Association of Western Washington, and representatives from the
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington State Department of Commerce,
Snohomish County EDC and the Trade Development Alliance were in
attendance at the event to
welcome the Ambassador and to celebrate the eve of Diwali.
Her Excellency spoke to the sold-out crowd on the importance of higher
education in an increasingly globalized world. UW Bothell Business
Program Director Sandeep Krishnamurthy followed the Ambassador's
remarks, illustrating the common dilemmas faced by businesses working
in a more globalized economy. Said Krishnamurthy, "It is our mission to
focus on ideas that will change the world. In an international
knowledge-based economy, leadership is about the power of ideas and not
the idea of power."
A national study of urban school leadership was released at
the The Wallace Foundation's National Conference Education Leadership: An Agenda for School Improvement October 14-16, in Washington, D.C. Prof. Bradley Portin
(Education) and colleagues (Knapp, Dareff, Feldman, Russell, Samuelson,
& Yeh) from the Center for Teaching and Policy presented the report, Leadership for Learning Improvement in Urban
Schools. The study explored what it
takes for leaders to promote and support powerful, equitable learning in
schools and districts. This report (and
further reports from the project) are available at www.ctpweb.org.
The 10th annual conference of the National Network
for Educational Renewal occurred on October 15-17 in Bellevue. NNER continues to be a prominent leader in
Democracy in Education and the annual conference brings together key leaders
and thinkers in education. The
conference theme this year, In Praise of
Education: The New Three Rs-Reflection,
Responsibility, and Renewal was organized by a committee including
Professors Tom Bellamy and Anthony Smith (Education).
Prof. Clark Olson (CSS) will be presenting his paper, titled "Robust
Registration of Aerial Image Sequences", at the 5th International
Symposium on Visual Computing, November 30 through
December 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You may view his paper online.
Prof. P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan's (Business) paper "The Impact of Expectation of Future
Negotiation Interaction on Bargaining Processes and Outcomes" was recently published in the Journal of
Honors and Awards
Claude Weldon (Nursing '10)
who attends the nursing cohort in Mount Vernon was recently named as
recipient of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Distinguished
Citizenship Award for his extraordinary efforts. While volunteering at
a safety booth at the Northwest Washington Fair, Claude and a deputy on
duty aided a patron who suffered a heart attack.
According to Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo in a letter of commendation, "According to medical personnel, the patron was
clinically dead at the scene and your actions...resulted in a life being saved!
As a trained nurse, your skills proved invaluable and
you are to be commended. It is my honor to select you to receive the
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Distinguished Citizenship Award......I also plan on
nominating you for the American Red Cross Real Hero's Award."
UW Bothell congratulates Claude for his heroism.
Alumni Neil Low's (IAS '03) second book, Sign of the Dragon was released in September and earned the top spot on the Seattle Mystery Bookshop's September 2009 Bestsellers list. His first effort, Thick as Thieves, is still on the trades list at number 8.
UW Bothell has been recognized by Community Transit as the Commute
Trip Reduction Employer (CTR) for the Second Quarter 2009.
CTR Employer of the Quarter award is given to organizations that have
demonstrated not only an interest in providing outstanding commuter benefits
and amenities but also a willingness to deliver programs and incentives that
encourage their employees to try a commute alternative.
UW Bothell was able to achieve this level of
distinction among its peers through its strong
support of the Snohomish County and City of Bothell Bike to Work Day and
Commuter Challenge events. This,
is in addition to providing a U-PASS to all of its students and
employees, managing an internal ridematch system (Rideshareuwb), and providing
opportunities for the campus community to find out more about their
transportation program at events such as the annual activities
expos, earned the institution this honor.
Husky Herald UW Bothell students have released their first online newspaper. You may view it at: www.huskyherald.com.
|Notable Upcoming Event
UW Bothell will host a Freshman Preview Day
on Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on campus in the North Creek Events Center. All prospective freshman and their families are invited to the event to learn more about curriculum, financial aid, student life and more.
Additional events may be found online
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