A recent segment on KOMO news has created some confusion regarding the release of directory information via the UW’s iPhone app.
As always, the UW is in compliance with federal regulations regarding what student information it does and does not release. Students are allowed to designate whether they want to allow a specific set of their information to be made public or not. The iPhone app uses a small subset of that information and releases it only for those students who have designated that they are willing to let the UW release that information.
More information on the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) is available at uw.edu/students/reg/ferpa.html, which also contains links to MyUW, where students can change their FERPA release flag.
The Office of the Registrar is excited to announce that Virjean Hanson Edwards has been appointed University Registrar, effective November 1st.
Virjean’s leadership at the Registrar’s Office spans 12 years, including positions as Assistant, Associate, and Interim Registrar.
Philip Ballinger, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment noted that Virjean is “known across campus as a capable leader” and “an ardent guardian of and expert on the student record.” Please join us in congratulating her on her new appointment!
The October 28th, 2010 Issue of UWeek published an article after interviewing Matt Winslow, Acting Associate Registrar of the Room Assignment and Time Schedule Office. The article illustrates the challenges faced by the Time Schedule Office each quarter to assign rooms and meet the needs of many, while maximizing the best use of limited-space.
Every quarter, Winslow’s office juggles factors of time, day, location and more to match classes and rooms with the least amount of faculty inconvenience and wasted time and space. They are assisted by the Classroom Support Services Office, which sees to classroom technical needs and longer-range planning.
Learn more about the Room Assignment and Time Schedule Office and the process for assigning classrooms in the full UWeek article.
The Office of the University Registrar is proud to announce that the latest edition of the University’s General Catalog is now available. The document, weighing in at over 600 pages, can be downloaded from the General Catalog archive page of the Student Guide.
Although its printing and distribution was ended after 2002 (the online Student Guide now serves as the authoritative source for policies and academic information), the General Catalog is still produced in PDF format so it can be easily downloaded, searched and printed. It serves as an historical record of the University’s policies, course and degree offerings, and faculty. Additionally, this bi-annual document is used by state approving agencies to ensure the University continues to meet educational requirements.