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Gift enables five adult learners to earn a high-value professional certificate from the University of Washington.
Discover how you can use skills-related insights to reach prospective students when crafting program information, with tips from labor-market data firm Emsi.
Navigating the pandemic inspired Chris Thomas to establish a community where international students from could feel helped and heard.
The UW's Certificate in Software Product Management was recognized at the UPCEA West Region Conference.
A new slate of online classes allow students to graduate on time and increases access to Summer Sessions programming.
Summertime courses at the University of Washington will be called Summer Sessions going forward.
Meet our new partner success leads, who’ll work to bolster our relationships with campus partners.
Meet Tory Hernandez, our new director of partnership marketing, who will drive creative marketing strategies for campus partners.
Discover how two UW Certificate Scholarship awardees are putting the skills from their programs to work to create a bright future.
Connecting with prospective students is now more important than ever. Read our tips on being adaptable, flexible and empathetic.
The UW Department of Medicine’s Division of Medical Genetics and Continuum College are launching a Genetic Counseling Graduate Program to meet rising demand.
Meet Durwin Long, our Senior Director for Summer Sessions, who is working to broaden access to higher education.
Meet Cassady Glass Hastings, our new Senior Director of Academic Partnerships, bringing 15 years of experience at the UW to the role.
Online information sessions are a great way to connect students with a real person from your program, helping to establish authenticity and trust.
Our experts discuss trends and emerging strategies for marketing, recruiting and collaboration.
An expert from the UW Office of Student Financial Aid gives advice on how students can pay for their fee-based programs.
UWC2 is here to help campus partners at the UW create programs that capture interest from around the globe.
Discover how establishing a cohesive community has been a factor in the success of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program.
Deborah Porter's analysis of learning objectives for her lectures and assignments has strengthened her teaching and led to new research ideas.
In his 15 years of teaching at the UW, Xiaosong Li has mentored a growing "family" of students on their path to fulfilling careers.
Learn about the thriving Master of Science in Computational Linguistics and hear from program director, Emily Bender.
Librarian Robin Chin Roemer is helping nontraditional students navigate the UW library system.
Bill Howe and UW Continuum College collaborate to make a new data science master’s program a reality.
Close to a million people are getting the tools to speak more effectively, thanks to Matt McGarrity’s public speaking MOOC.
Professor Wei-Chih Wang inspires high school students to flourish by discovering engineering and design solutions.
UW’s sought-after Human Centered Design & Engineering programs have roots in the earliest days of new learning.
Industry experts Jennifer Diamond and Josh Bates bring pro-level power to the UW Certificate in Project Management.
Tolulope Daramola grew up with a hunger to learn. Today, he’s still learning — and building a business — with help from a UW Certificate Scholarship.
A certificate scholarship has given Sarah Wildsmith the chance to forge a new career path in marketing and to tell her own story.
Syed Akmal Hussain has seized the chance for a career in data — and a better life for his young family — through the UW Certificate Scholarship.
Three thousand miles from his hometown of Brooklyn, Sean Davis has discovered his passion for wetland management with the help of a certificate scholarship.
Eight-year-old Renna Orr spent her summer discovering and learning for fun — with classes like Focus on Food and To Space and Beyond — with the UW Summer Youth program.
High-school student Jeremy Steckler challenged himself scholastically and gained college credit on his own high-school campus through UW in the High School.
Incoming UW freshman Victor Gill made a smooth transition to life at the University of Washington before autumn quarter began with the help of Early Fall Start.
Georgina Sanchez was looking for a quick way to improve her English skills and to boost her confidence, and she was able to do both with UW’s International and English Language Programs.
As a father with a growing family, Ben Arnold wanted to bolster his education at his own pace, which the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences helped him do.
As a veteran gaming professional, Jill Smith wanted to add to her education and advance in her field, and she accomplished both with a certificate during UW Summer Quarter.
Veteran consultant Porsche Everson was looking to retool her skillset, and the UW Certificate in Data Visualization gave her the skills she was looking for.
Al Smith wanted to break into the field of writing and editing but needed a boost to get started. Read how the Certificate in Editing gave Al the skills and credential they sought.
The online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics helped Edwin Quezada make the leap from an entry-level position to a managerial role.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW gave Helen Oppenheim the opportunity to “exercise her mind” and continue a lifetime of learning.
Single dad Jeremiah Walters is building high-tech knowledge — and a better life for himself and his son — with help from a UW Certificate Scholarship.
A UW Certificate Scholarship paves the way for mom Laura Kirch to return to work and start a new chapter in life for her and her family.
Brendan Steiger gets a second chance, gains the skills and confidence to get back on track after a serious car accident by completing a certificate.
Grace Ingram never gave up on her dream of earning her bachelor’s degree. Now she’s inspiring others.
Sabet Vallejo tailors her Algorithmic Thinking course to her students, spacing out topics to provide in-depth understanding.
Committed to keeping her students connected, Spanish teacher Evelyn Jiménez uses language to bridge cultures and engage students.
To get a jump on their college education, incoming UW students can take a 5-credit course through early fall start. A lucky few will enroll in The Impact of Food on Our Brain & Behavior and meet Sheri Mizumori.
Carrie Kaelin, a professor in the UW Department of Health Services, creatively crafts her curriculum to fit the goals and needs of students.
Kristi Straus pushed for her Introduction to Environmental Studies course to be fully virtual in order increase learning opportunities and educate students more equitably.
A veteran online instructor, Randal Root finds the switch to remote learning this year has shown learners and instructors the positive aspects of the format, especially the increased accessibility it provides.
Ekin Yasin sees her classes as a laboratory, which allows her to adapt her curriculum to empower different segments of the student population.
For lifelong learners aged 50 and over in the Puget Sound region, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW is a treasure. And so is instructor David Domke.
John Parker, a Seattle Public Schools STEM curriculum specialist, has been having fun with UW Summer Youth students every summer since 2011.
David Vinson tailors his curriculum to his students, opening the possibility to diversify their perspectives through reading and writing assignments.
To get a jump on their college education, incoming UW students can take a course through Early Fall Start. A lucky few will enroll in CSI: Seattle and meet Brook Nunn.
Learning about students' cultures inspired Fred to make a career out of teaching students from all over the globe in the International & English Language Programs at the UW.
Tim Billo finds that students thrive in natural environments where education can be a natural flow and exchange of ideas around a campfire.
Maya Hemachandra's life-changing experience in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management led to a 15-year career that includes teaching in the same certificate program.
For lifelong learners aged 50 and over in the Puget Sound region, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW is a treasure. And so is instructor Carlos Gil.
“Hands down, the best part of working here is our students. They inspire and impress me on a daily basis.”
“I’m proud to be a part of an organization that makes these opportunities available to learners who need them.”
“My coworkers inspire me. I’m amazed at the wealth of talent, knowledge and creativity within our organization.”
“One of the best things about working for UW Continuum College is being able to work with a group of incredibly smart, talented people who are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.”
“Everyone is on a different educational path and it’s so interesting to see how people are using our programs to change their lives.”
Continuum College IN THE NEWS
How to Find Good Enrichment Programs for Teens (Seattle's Child)
How the 60-Year Curriculum Impacts University Leaders (University Business)
Cautious Interest in College Among Working Adults (Inside Higher Ed)
Back in School Decades Later (Kiplinger)
Innovation and Leadership in the Coronavirus Era (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Brain Power (3rd Act Magazine)
UW Continuum College Vice Provost Rovy Branon on the "60-year Curriculum" for Engineers (The Engineering 100)
Featuring Dr. Rovy Branon, Vice Provost for University of Washington Continuum College (NextMapping Vlog & podcast)
Infosec superwoman: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (CISO Magazine)
Never stop learning: Seattle-area noncredit classes that will grow your mind (The Seattle Times – Advance Course advertising supplement)
Learning for a Lifetime (Inside Higher Ed)
Extend Your Education: Lifelong Learning Is the New Reality for a Successful Career (Seattle Business Magazine)
How to Evaluate Which Professional Certificates Can Boost Your Career (Engineering Career Coach Podcast)