Notice: Distinguished Teaching Awards Call for Nominations

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We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Awards.  We hope to generate a robust pool of nominations, one that reflects the richness and diversity of teaching at the UW.  We are especially interested in seeing more nominations of faculty members who are women, who are from underrepresented groups, and/or have disabilities.  Please consider nominating one of your stellar faculty or graduate student colleagues. Continue reading

Notice: Alternative Spring Break programs for the Environment and Science

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It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to and learn from rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!

By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.

UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!

For more details:

Second Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Wednesday November 15th

Funding: Student Loan Repayment & Options presentation, 4/22

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Student Loan Repayment & Options
Date Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT
Where Central Library
Room Location Level 4 – Room 1 – Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Audience Adults
Language English
Summary Are you affected by student loan debt? Join us for a free presentation and talk to an attorney about your student loan debt.
Description Student loan debt affects millions of Americans and is now the second-largest sector of household debt at more than $1 trillion. In partnership with CENTS and the Attorney General’s Office of Washington, The Seattle Public Library will host a presentation on student loan repayment at the Central Library.

The presentation will cover:
• Types of loans, and how to find out what type you have
• Defaulted loans and options to deal with default
• Finding an affordable payment plan to stay out of default
• How to change payment plans
• Loan forgiveness options for Federal student loans
• Dealing with collection activity
• Specific issues related to Private student loans
• Pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy
• Scams and frauds to watch out for
• Resources for self help and further assistance

Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session and a limited number of one-on-one attorney consults will be assigned on a first come/first served basis to help attendees make a strategy to deal with student loan debt. Please join us for this free session and bring your questions on student loan repayment.

Our schedule will be as follows:
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Presentation
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. one-on-one consultations (10 minutes each)

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Program brought to you by the Education Subgroup of the Washington Attorney General’s Student Loan Workgroup. Outreach subgroup members represent the following organizations: CENTS, Northwest Consumer Law Center, Northwest Justice Project, Washington Student Association, Washington Attorney General’s Office. The attorney presenters and panelists are volunteers with CENTS’ Student Loan Project.

Contact Info *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Notice: Preview Find Courses and Give Your Feedback

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The Office of the University Registrar, in partnership with UW Information Technology, is happy to announce the upcoming release of a more robust Find Courses feature in MyPlan. You can now preview the Find Courses feature at this link: https://uwkstrn02.s.uw.edu/course/

Once you’ve viewed the redesigned Find Courses feature, please fill out the brief Find Courses evaluation survey found here: https://goo.gl/forms/sf7xz0S2fOYxzHwG3.

If you would like more information on how to use the Find Courses feature, review our Quick Guide here: http://helpcenter.uw.edu/find-courses/

Below is an overview of the changes you will encounter when previewing the MyPlan Find Courses feature:

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Mobile Friendly Design:

A cleaner, responsive design allows students to search for courses easily from any device they choose.

Pre-Search Filters:

Students can search the Time Schedule and specify which quarter they want to search, or conduct a broader search of the Course Catalog. Students can also easily filter out PCE sections by selecting the “Non-PCE sections” filter.

 

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Text Search:

Students can search by GenEd requirement, course prefix, course title, and course description all in one place. GenEd requirements display first in the pre-search auto suggest drop-down. This allows students to combine GenEd and text searches for more relevant results.

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Detailed Search Results:

 Search results display current and future quarter course listings on separate lines. An icon also displays which notifies students of the course status as expiring or upcoming. Search results can be sorted by Relevance, Course Code, or Course Title.

If a course offers PCE and Non-PCE sections, these will also display on separate lines.

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Post-Search Filters:

Students can filter their search further by applying post-search filters, which include gen ed req, course levels, and credit types. Students are even able to filter results by combinations of GenEd requirements.

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Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to improve students’ MyPlan experience.