|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.|
As with most state agencies, we are currently monitoring the legislative session, particularly those conversations which impact budget and tuition setting authority. At this point, it is too early to know what the outcomes will be though we believe the budget cuts for University of Washington will be around 4%. As of this moment, the state need grant which is crucial for so many students is proposed to be fully funded. Lastly, the House and Senate have debated providing long-term tuition setting authority with higher accountability to the public four-year higher education schools. We're not sure if this bill will pass; however, the debate is one that will likely continue into next session.
As always, our focus is on our students and to continue to provide them with high-quality educational opportunities in the face of tulumtuous economic times. As you will read below, our campus is alive with energy and activity. Our students are winning awards and our faculty are leading valuable research. Application figures are at an all-time high. These are no small feats and ones that our entire community should relish and celebrate. Thank you for your continued support.
20 Years of Accomplishment - FacultyThe 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 founding faculty.
Did you know that UW Bothell was founded by 13 faculty? These individuals came together to determine the institution's curricular direction and did so in record time. In our latest edition of INSIGHT, we asked three of the founders about their experiences during those early days. Says Dan Jacoby of his decision to join the faculty: "Well, I think it was exciting because it was an experiment in education. When we first came to the campus there were only 13 of us from all different disciplines, so the idea of doing something collaborative, something that crossed all boundaries and pushed out of our small boxes was very exciting."
View video versions of the interviews and read the transcripts online. We are sure you will appreciate the hard work of these founders and join me as I tip my hat to them for their entrepreneurial energy, wisdom and grace.
Admissions On A Roll & Still AdmittingApplications for the Fall 2010 freshman class are coming in at record pace. We currently have 1,508 applications for our 360 open spaces and we are not through our recruiting cycle. These figures show an amazing 60% increase over this time last year and are telling of the true impact of our institution on this region. Students know when they come to UW Bothell they will receive a high-quality educational experience, close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students and hands-on learning, a winning combination for all!
MBA Students to Represent the
Pacific Northwest in National Competition
team of five UW Bothell MBA students won the Pacific Northwest Investment
Research Challenge organized by the Seattle CFA Society in early February,
after competing against teams from seven other universities in the region. The
team will now represent the Pacific Northwest at the Americas Investment
Research Challenge in New York City next
month where they will compete against thirty teams from North and South
America. The winning team in New York will move on to the Global Investment
Research Challenge in Hong Kong in April 2010.
|Faculty Research Receives National Exposure
Research by UW Bothell Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe recently received national exposure. His work on international pollution patterns is being widely cited in media, serving as a link between atmospheric ozone over the U.S. and Asian pollution. Read more
|Chancellor's Dinner &
Silent Auction, "Celebrating 20 Years of Success"
Join us in
celebrating 20 years of academic excellence at the Chancellor's Dinner and
Silent Auction, Friday, April 30 at Ste. Michelle Winery.
past two decades, UW Bothell has transformed lives and enhanced economic
development throughout the Puget Sound. The Chancellor's Dinner is an
opportunity to celebrate supporters, acknowledge the success of our
alumni and raise support for UW Bothell's programs, students and new
initiatives. This event includes: champagne reception, silent
auction, three-course dinner and wine pairings. Tickets are $80 per
person or a table of 10 for $750.
To reserve your seat, please call
425.352.3394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to seeing you there!
Research in Action: Warren GoldLearn more about our faculty by viewing our exciting new video series Research in Action. This month's spotlight video features Warren Gold, IAS Associate Professor and Director of
the UW Restoration Ecology Network. Tune in as he discusses his research on nonvascular plants
that play vital roles in the Alpine ecosystems of the Cascade Mountains.
Join the First Cohort for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Our new M.Ed. in Educational Leadership has just opened
applications for the inaugural cohort.
Many of the instructional leadership skills that are so
central to principal success are developed over time as teachers take on
challenging responsibilities in their schools. This understanding is the
foundation for a new principal preparation program that UW Bothell will offer
in partnership with several school districts, the Center for Strengthening the
Teaching Profession, and the Center for Educational Leadership. With new
thinking about how to coordinate teachers' on-the-job learning and university classes,
the program supports teacher instructional leaders and helps them document
their learning so that it contributes to requirements for a masters degree and
state residency principal certification.
Advisory Board NewsUW Bothell Advisory Board Chair George Northcroft has been appointed
of the U.S. General Services Administration Northwest
Arctic Region. Congratulations George!
|Notable Upcoming Events
The CSS Speaker Series
will feature Microsoft Systems Engineer Matthew Greenway, as he discusses Cloud Computing on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UW2-141.
Writing for Their Lives Series will host Renee Gladman
on Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Library, Room 205. Gladman is author of multiple books of experimental prose, including Juice
, The Activist
and To After That (Toaf)
The annual 5K Run/Walk
will be held on Saturday, May 15, with a 9:00 a.m. start time (8:00 a.m. registration). Funds raised support student scholarships. Learn more
Following the 5K Run/Walk, a community open house
will be held in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Bring your friends and family to the open house and enjoy food, entertainment, information and more! Get details
Additional events may be found online
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reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and
employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability
accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, TDD
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