ASP Summer Coaching Sessions!

Success Coaching is an interactive process that empowers students to get from where they are now to where they want to be. The Success Coach is a peer who students can visit to help build more general skills for success. Even if you are not sure why you’re struggling to meet academic goals, the Success Coach can help identify and overcome challenges to create a foundation for success in college.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

  • Effective study strategies
  • Time management skills
  • Setting and working towards goals
  • Finding campus resources
  • Motivation

Meet the Coach: Idera Adagun, Master of Public Administration

  • Quarter: Summer (June 18-August 31, 2018)
  • Hours: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm, Thursdays 11am-1:00pm
  • Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 161H, Advising suite
  • Sign up for appointment with Idera:



South Sound Outreach Director & Food Lifeline Outreach Opportunity

South Sound Outreach Director: United States Senator Patty Murray seeks South Sound Outreach Director to serve as a liaison with local governments, constituents, industry groups and leaders in Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties.  Responsibilities include: attending local events in Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties; advising the Senator on key community developments and concerns; writing briefings, updates and letters; planning outreach activities; corresponding and meeting with community leaders; coordinating with Senator Murray’s policy and communications teams; communicating on behalf of the Senator; and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate has several years of experience, relationships in the South Sound Community, is a team player, proactive, an excellent listener, great at communicating and connecting with people, and a problem solver.

The position is based in Senator Murray’s Tacoma office.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to with the subject “South Sound Outreach Director.” Veterans, LGBTQ+, POC candidates encouraged to apply.

Food Lifeline Grocery Rescue Rep: to help with outreach, manage stakeholder relationships and serve as liaison to agency partners. More detail below.

Grocery Rescue Representative Date Posted: June 12, 2018

815 S 96th St Seattle, WA 98108

Salary Range: $17.34 – 20.38 hourly

Food Lifeline is hiring a full-time, non-exempt, Grocery Rescue Representative to join our team!  The Grocery Rescue Representative is the primary point of contact for many of our food bank agencies and retail food service partners.  An exceptional candidate for this position has excellent customer service skills, can demonstrate accountability to internal and external stakeholders, has a knack for solving problems, and loves working with data.

This position develops and maintains relationships with partner donors and agencies and represents Food Lifeline at meetings, trainings and in other settings.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. An associate’s degree or 2 years’ experience in office administration, accounting or data analysis is preferred.  Candidates must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license and insurable driving record and must be able to obtain a Washington State food handler’s permit within 30 days of employment.

submit your cover letter and resume online through our application portal

Food Lifeline is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

New AUT 2018 Dept. of Global Health courses for undergraduates!

Global Health has new courses now available for Autumn 2018 registration!

G H 306 Introduction to Collaborative Approaches and Respectful Partnerships in Global Health (5) I&S
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30-2:20 | Quiz section: Fridays, 12:30-1:20 OR 1:30-2:20

Interested in partnering with communities? This course introduces students to principles and concepts of community-based participatory research (CBPR), and other approaches that center the community and focus on respect, relationships, and mutual benefit. Emphasizes self-reflection of our own abilities to respectfully engage with communities, and prepares students to be mentees in global community partnerships. Recommended: G H 101

G H 307 Introduction to Implementation Science for Global Health (5) I&S
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-12:20 | Quiz section: Fridays, 10:30-11:20 or 11:30-12:20

Want to improve health across diverse contexts? This new course introduces the concepts, theories, and methods of implementation science in global health. Through a team-based learning approach, students will acquire and use knowledge to solve problems, answer questions, and make decisions about selecting, adapting, disseminating, implementing, and scaling evidence-based interventions. Special topics include quality improvement, de-implementation, capacity building, and sustainability. Recommended: G H 101

G H 345 Global Health Economics (5) I&S
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-4:50 | Quiz section: Wednesdays, 3-3:50 or 4-4:50

Interested in the application of economics to global health solutions? This course introduces the application of health economics and the tools economists use to inform global health solutions in low and middle-income countries. Examines relationship between global health and development, survey of health economic evaluation concepts with focus on diseases and conditions in low and middle-income countries. Recommended: ECON 200 strongly recommended, G H 101 recommended. Offered: jointly with ECON 345

G H 406 International Climate Negotiations within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1) I&S
Mondays, 3:00-4:50

Interested in climate change policy and international negotiations? This course explores the status of the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including key agreements reached; the role of science; and the diverse perspectives of countries and sectors.

G H 454 Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (1) I&S, DIV
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:20

This seminar series engages students in interdisciplinary discussions about current challenges to the health of women, children and adolescents, and how novel bioengineering approaches may be developed to address these challenges. Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions to foster creative problem solving and collaboration between students and researchers from clinical, epidemiology, and bioengineering departments.

Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 454


Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401A Literacy in the Justice System
Class time determined by students

Info Session May 7th, 2018  5:30pm 7:00pm in MGH 224: RSVP here.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor).

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.
For more any question email Yazmin Aguilar at

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community

EDUC 401J: Undocumented Students in the K-12 U.S. Education System- Wednesdays 11:30-12:50 MGH 082A

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN! Through this seminar you will explore  the following:

  1. Develop a solid background on undocumented students.
  2. Identify and explore societal forces and structural barriers related to education for undocumented students in K-12 and higher education.
  3. Explore issues of language, culture, socioeconomic status and other intersecting identities that relate to our own understanding of and work with undocumented students.
  4. Review and evaluate key instructional strategies and techniques for working with undocumented students, including bilingual instruction.
  5. Engage in self-reflection in relation to your tutoring practicum experience as well as personal identity, sociocultural and linguistic history in order to evaluate and improve your work with undocumented students and other students.
  6. Explore and gain knowledge about resources on UW campus to better understand undocumented student’s barriers in education and being able to apply this knowledge on site.
  7. Gain exposure to the “real deal” through undocumented student testimonies and an overview of the challenges encountered.
  8. Gain awareness and create discussion about laws, policies, and educational practices necessary to support undocumented students (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
  9. Create and action plan towards advocating undocumented students and leave with a list of resources and best practices.

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science-Tuesdays 6:00-7:20pm GLD 436

In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes brief readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect “K-Gray” STEM education.

For questions or add codes email or come to MGH 171.

Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application now open for transfer students entering UW in 2018-19

The application is now open and available at Deadline for applications is July 6, 2018. Students who are transferring to UW Seattle in summer 2018, fall 2018, winter 2019. or even those who have already transferred to UW Seattle but have not yet earned more than 18 credits, may be eligible to apply. The scholarship provides up to $12,000/year for up to 3 years of study at UW Seattle.

Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington-Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available. Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant’s potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.


  • Applicants must be Washington State residents who are in any one of the following three categories: (1) US citizens, or (2) US Permanent Residents, or (3) Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification.
  • Applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of July  6, 2018.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to share and/or post the attached flyer where possible. Additional details about this application are at and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation are at

UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

UW Pre-Health Advising Blog has posted new items!


UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer


The University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all in our UW and greater Seattle community.  The GRE classes are $375 and offered at the UW-Seattle campus.


Option I


July 14-15, 21-22 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)


Location: UW Campus- Communications Building (CMU) Room 228


Cost: $375


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Option II


September 8-9, 15-16 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)


WSPHA Scholarship Application Now Open

WSPHA recognizes that students and professionals across the state face limited resources to put towards their training and career development needs. We are pleased to offer scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Conference happening on October 15-17th in Wenatchee. Scholarships provide for conference registration, up to $100 in travel reimbursement and 1-year complimentary WSPHA membership. Students, young professionals, special health care workers, and those who experience financial barriers to attending this year’s conference are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship application is open until June 22nd

More info about scholarships