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Samuel Sharar, M.D., Earns Lifelong Learning Award
Professor emeritus Samuel Sharar, M.D., earns UW Lifelong Learning Award for his outstanding work.
7 Tactics for Creating a Winning SEO Strategy for Higher Education
Learn tips for creating a SEO strategy for higher education.
Expanding Access to UW in the High School
The passage of Senate Bill 5048 opens the door to higher education for thousands of high school students in Washington state.
Four Trends in Professional & Continuing Education in 2023
Discover four trends in professional and continuing education and learn where Continuum stands in the industry.
Demystifying Email Marketing
Discover best practices and tips for understanding email marketing guidelines.
Continuum's 2022 Impact Report
A look back on our accomplishments, opportunities for innovation and the organization’s impact on the community.
Collaborating with Microsoft to Launch a New Specialization
Continuum and Microsoft are launching a new Coursera Specialization: Autonomous AI for Industry to meet rising demand.
Strengthening Partner Relations Through Innovation
Meet Marissa Heringer, our new senior director for academic partnerships.
UW Certificate Scholarship Increases Access to Creative Careers
New scholarship opportunities are expanding access to careers in gaming, film and media.
The Post-Pandemic New Adult Learner
Learn how an unexpected post-pandemic economy is accelerating change in the adult-learning marketplace.
Supporting Students Through Scholarships
Explore helpful resources from across campus on creating scholarships for students.
UW Certificate Scholarships Bring Wetland Careers Within Reach
Funding from Seattle environmental organizations makes the UW Certificate in Wetland Science & Management eligible for the UW Certificate Scholarship program.
Remote Teaching and Online Teaching Aren’t Created Equally
Discover the important distinctions between remote teaching and online teaching and how to leverage them as you think about future online courses.
Two Instructors Earn Awards of Excellence
Instructors David M. Fenner and Theo Myhre earn UW Awards of Excellence for their outstanding work.
Top Tips for Encouraging Alumni Engagement
Learn how you can create meaningful relationships with alumni with tips from the UW Alumni Association.
Unlocking The Power Of Digital Learning
Meet Bryan Blakeley, our new Assistant Vice Provost for Digital Learning Innovation, who'll drive online learning opportunities.
Celebrating 40 Years of UW in the High School
After 40 years, UWHS serves as a nimble partner to more than 100 high schools in Washington.
Partnering to Re-Imagine Communication
The UW Communication Leadership program and Continuum College collaborate to make a new certificate and master’s program a reality.
Top Tips for Using the Language of Skills
Discover how you can use skills-related insights to reach prospective students when crafting program information, with tips from labor-market data firm Emsi.
Innovating a New Degree
The UW Department of Medicine’s Division of Medical Genetics and Continuum College are launching a Genetic Counseling Graduate Program to meet rising demand.
Hosting Info Sessions Online
Online information sessions are a great way to connect students with a real person from your program, helping to establish authenticity and trust.
The State of the Adult Learner Market
Our experts discuss trends and emerging strategies for marketing, recruiting and collaboration.
Financial Aid, Scholarships and the Fee-Based Student
An expert from the UW Office of Student Financial Aid gives advice on how students can pay for their fee-based programs.
Designing Degrees For a Global Community
UWC2 is here to help campus partners at the UW create programs that capture interest from around the globe.
Adapting Programs to Better Serve Students
We made several changes to the UW Certificate in Paralegal Studies program so working professionals can fit learning into their already busy lives.
Improving Accessibility to Enhance the Online Classroom Experience
Continuum's learning designers are ensuring inclusivity in the classroom by amplifying the importance of accessible course material.
Increasing Access to Programs
Continuum College has joined forces with ReWA to help immigrants and refugees access UW Professional & Continuing Education certificate programs.
Becoming More Inclusive Internally for All Students
We're ramping up our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts by establishing internal workgroups to create opportunities for staff to get involved.
Upgrading the Digital Student Experience
Significant improvements in technology behind Continuum's sites allowed our development team to bring key upgrades to the digital student experience.
Creating Communities of Learners
"I love it when I see our students, instructors, advisory board members, staff and community partners use our networks to connect and cheer on each other."
Helping Students Achieve Their Goals
“Hands down, the best part of working here is our students. They inspire and impress me on a daily basis.”
Inspired by Coworkers Wealth of Talent
“My coworkers inspire me. I’m amazed at the wealth of talent, knowledge and creativity within our organization.”
Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential
“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.”
Inspired by the Organization's Vision of Education for All
“Everyone is on a different educational path and it’s so interesting to see how people are using our programs to change their lives.”
Building a Community
Discover how establishing a cohesive community has been a factor in the success of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program.
Intensive Analysis Creates Student Engagement
Deborah Porter's analysis of learning objectives for her lectures and assignments has strengthened her teaching and led to new research ideas.
Director And Mentor Teaching Grad Students
In his 15 years of teaching at the UW, Xiaosong Li has mentored a growing "family" of students on their path to fulfilling careers.
Planning and Purpose
Learn about the thriving Master of Science in Computational Linguistics and hear from program director, Emily Bender.
Paving a Path to Information
Librarian Robin Chin Roemer is helping nontraditional students navigate the UW library system.
Partnering on a New Program
Bill Howe and UW Continuum College collaborate to make a new data science master’s program a reality.
Getting More Voices Heard
Close to a million people are getting the tools to speak more effectively, thanks to Matt McGarrity’s public speaking MOOC.
Bringing Fun Into Engineering
Professor Wei-Chih Wang inspires high school students to flourish by discovering engineering and design solutions.
An Engineering Education Reinvented
UW’s sought-after Human Centered Design & Engineering programs have roots in the earliest days of new learning.
Getting It Done
Industry experts Jennifer Diamond and Josh Bates bring pro-level power to the UW Certificate in Project Management.
Exploring a New Career
Recent U.S. immigrant Veronicah Munyao is taking the next step on her career journey and giving back to the community — with help from a UW Certificate Scholarship.
The Confidence to Succeed
Eréndira Ramos Vázquez dreamed of growing her career. IELP’s Graduate School Preparation Program helped improve her English skills and allowed her to thrive in graduate school.
An Opportunity to Learn and Grow
UW Professional & Continuing Education’s Certificate in Human Resources Essentials gave David Jackson the skills he needed to secure a new role.
Access to the World
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW's online courses enable Alex Suarez to have community from the comfort of home.
Changing Lives Through Education
UW in the High School alum and teacher Kayla Hoffman says UWHS gives ambitious students a chance to earn UW credit.
Ensuring a Timely Graduation
A rising senior, Marysia Koltonowska ensured she had the credits to graduate on time with the help of UW Summer Sessions.
Getting Comfortable With College
First-year students Theo Llewelyn and Rachel Lundeen got a head start on classes with the help of Early Fall Start.
Connecting With Her Peers
Renna Orr spent her summer discovering, learning for fun and making new friends with the UW Summer Youth program.
A Passion for Health and Equity
Omid Bagheri Garakani grew up wanting to help other people. The UW COPHP program enlivened his passion and helped him land a job.
Rejoining the Workforce With Confidence
A UW Certificate Scholarship helped Corine Rigby gain the skills she needed to step back into the workforce with confidence.
Fulfilling a Dream
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.
Born to Tell Stories
A certificate scholarship has given Sarah Wildsmith the chance to forge a new career path in marketing and to tell her own story.
A Brand-new Start
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.
Sharing His Love Of Nature
Three thousand miles from his hometown of Brooklyn, Sean Davis has discovered his passion for wetland management with the help of a certificate scholarship.
A Challenge Before College
High-school student Jeremy Steckler challenged himself scholastically and gained college credit on his own high-school campus through UW in the High School.
Getting A Head Start
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.
A Confidence Boost
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.
Back To School At His Pace
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.
Making Her Summer Count
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.
Adding To Her Skill Set
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.
A Career To Match Their Passion
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.
Taking His Career To The Next Level
The online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics helped Edwin Quezada make the leap from an entry-level position to a managerial role.
Learning For Life
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW gave Helen Oppenheim the opportunity to “exercise her mind” and continue a lifetime of learning.
The Path To A Better Life
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.
Building A Brighter Future
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.
Finding A Passion Despite The Odds
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.
Education Changes Lives
Grace Ingram never gave up on her dream of earning her bachelor’s degree. Now she’s inspiring others.
Making Sound Decisions
Jacob Christensen, graduate of the UW Certificate in Audio Production, reflects on this hands-on, three-course certificate program.
Landing A New Career Path
Spencer Bowen follows his heart to transition from the military to Starbucks senior management to helping others.
Making Programming Accessible to Everyone
With a knack for simplifying complex concepts and making class fun, Sabet Vallejo is making programming come alive for her students.
Getting a Taste of Hispanic Culture During Summer Sessions
Ana Gomez-Bravo is transforming her course into fully online summer sessions program to help increase access for students.
Shrinking the Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals
With nearly half a million cybersecurity jobs going unfilled across the country, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is seizing every opportunity to fill the deficit of talent.
Remote Learning Keeps Uw In The High School Students Connected
Committed to keeping her students connected, Spanish teacher Evelyn Jiménez uses language to bridge cultures and engage students.
Welcoming New Cohorts Of Freshmen To The Uw
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.
Self-sustaining Degrees Allow For New Learning Opportunities
Carrie Kaelin, a professor in the UW Department of Health Services, creatively crafts her curriculum to fit the goals and needs of students.
Seizing The Opportunity To Increase Accessibility With Online Learning
Kristi Straus pushed for her Introduction to Environmental Studies course to be fully virtual in order increase learning opportunities and educate students more equitably.
Fostering Community Through Openness And Transparency
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.
Harnessing Technology To Provide A Rich Graduate Student Experience
Ekin Yasin sees her classes as a laboratory, which allows her to adapt her curriculum to empower different segments of the student population.
Pairing A Passion For Teaching With A Thirst For Learning
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.
Challenging Youth At The Uw To Think Like Computer Scientists
Sabet Vallejo tailors her Algorithmic Thinking course to her students, spacing out topics to provide in-depth understanding.
Exploring Stem With Youth At The Uw
John Parker, a Seattle Public Schools STEM curriculum specialist, has been having fun with UW Summer Youth students every summer since 2011.
To Teach Broad Perspectives
David Vinson tailors his curriculum to his students, opening the possibility to diversify their perspectives through reading and writing assignments.
Chemistry In Crime Scene Investigation
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.
International Language And Culture
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.
In Seattle, Summers Should Be Lived Outdoors
Tim Billo finds that students thrive in natural environments where education can be a natural flow and exchange of ideas around a campfire.
Once Student Now Instructor
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.
American Dream Educates For Decades
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.