Writing for All: A Campus Conversation on Working with Multilingual Students at a Global University

This event will include a workshop led by English professor John Webster on responding effectively to multilingual student writing and the first annual campus writing fair, featuring writing centers and resources at UW.

This event is co-sponsored by the CTL and the UW College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program.

Save the date: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Your First Year in a Ph.D. Program Article

Typically articles focus on the end stages of the doctoral-student career as soon-to-be Ph.D.’s prepare for the job market. But this article takes a step back and offers advice to those just starting out in a doctoral programs.

Your First Year in a P.h.D. Program Article
By By Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

30th Pacific NW Institute on Special Education and the Law will be held October 7-9

This popular conference on Special Education and the Law is held annually in the fall at various sites in the region. The Institute includes featured keynote speakers at three general sessions and twenty workshops over two days. The Institute is preceded by a full day of optional mini-courses providing formal instruction in various special education law topics, including empirical and practical studies of special education and general education law. Washington clock hours and Washington and Oregon CLE credits are available at no additional cost.

For more information, see www.uwschoollaw.org or email slawd@u.washington.edu

Why register?

  • Build professional relationships and network with colleagues
  • Expand your knowledge on emerging legal issues and trends
  • Learn from special education law experts from around the country
  • Stay current on recent legal decisions and interpretations of special education law and litigation

Professional and Career Development Workshop throught the Summer

 Please join the UW Alumni Association and the UW Career Center for a series of career development events this summer!

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a career change, there is something for you. Attend one program—or all—and take a step towards finding a career you’ll love.

Career Center Calendar


Forces of Change:Law, Policy and Equity in Washington State Education

Friday, October 11, 2013
(Seattle Public Schools Professional Development Day)

9:00am – 3:15pm

University of Washington, School of Law

Join the University of Washington School of Law and the Education Law & Policy Society for a day of lively discussions, debate, and learning about school reform in Washington State.

Engage with policy makers, educators, public education lawyers, and scholars through panel discussions, lightning talks, two inspiration keynote addresses and Q &A sessions.

Be a part of the solution!

Clock hours available; CLE credits pending


More information forthcoming!

The Center for Teaching and Learning- Summer Quarter Workshops:

Summer Quarter Workshops:

July 5th: Establishing  a Classroom Culture that is Accountable

August 2nd: Designing Your Own Course


Locations: TBD

Prepare and Align Yourself with Your Chosen Career

One great resource we discovered from one of our own UW neuroscience graduate students, Liza Shoenfeld, is Branching Points. Liza’s website explores a variety of topics related to path-finding and careers after graduate school. Topics include talking to a wide range of professionals about their career path (informational interviews), translating your skills, and finding a career that combines your passions, interests and authentic self. Liza models a smart approach to really exploring diverse career options, talking with people in the field about the skills and experiences they use in their work, and re-designing your own graduate training accordingly to get the most out of it.

Workshop Your Presentation

May 30 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Suzzallo & Allen Libraries (Allen South – ground floor), Research Commons – Room Red C

We have heard from graduate students who are looking for opportunities to present informally and get feedback on their presentation design, style, and content. Are you preparing for a conference or an interview? Do you need feedback on your final presentation? Our drop-in presentation support will be your chance to practice and workshop your presentation, at any stage.

Meet, Greet, Teach (MGT): Death of Art, Death of Science

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
5:00-6:30 PM
Program on the Environment Commons, Wallace Hall (ACC) 012

Free to attend.  RSVP requested by Thursday, May 23, 2013

Can the totally rational, reductionist environmental scientist really understand the world without the creativity of music, visual art, dance, or poetry?  Can the artist attempting to capture the archetype of environmental loss create a richer tableau by knowing something about how the physical world works?   If society, or a university undergoing budget cuts, slashes one side, will the other be poorer?

We learn – and teach – that art and science are worlds apart.  The right and left brains. Rigorous versus creative.  Absinthe versus beer.

Or should we reconsider that thesis?

Join us for the final MGT of the year for provocative comments from artists and scientists on how our worlds collide, even as the ships pass.


  • Jennifer Bean, Director, Cinema and Media      Studies; Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
  • Philip Govedare, Professor and Graduate      Coordinator, School of Art
  • Richard Karpen, Director, School of Music;      Professor, Digital Arts and Experimental Medida (DXARTS)
  • Bruce Nelson, Professor, Earth & Space      Sciences; Associate Dean for Research, College of the Environment

MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.  
Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching? Saving STEM.

Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute “fast panel” of 3-5 faculty, each delivering thought – and conversation – provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.

Wanting more follow-up? We’ll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.

Highline Public Schools hosts our 4th Annual Language Learning Research Symposium-Tuesday, April 16th

Tuesday, April 16th, Highline Public Schools hosts our 4th Annual Language Learning Research Symposium.  This event will appeal to those interested in bilingual education/dual language immersion and ELLs.  It is a great opportunity to connect with thoughtful practitioners and to learn about how they are translating research and policy into practices that support student learning.   

 The event takes place from 4 – 7pm at Highline High School, located at 225 S. 152nd St, Burien, WA 98148.

 Some highlight of the event include:

- action research presentations

- panel discussions featuring students

- instructional demonstrations

- poster session

- free dinner (and free clock hours for those who might want them)

 If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email (stephanie.forman@highlineschools.org) by Friday, April 12th.  Feel free to get in touch with questions.