August 29, 2018

2018 Candidate Survey

UW Impact conducts a non-partisan candidate survey prior to every Washington State legislative election in order to provide alums and UWAA members with information on the candidates who champion the value of public higher education. Please see below for your candidates’ answers to UW Impact’s 2018 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate name, legislative district and sort information

July 6, 2018

Common Ground reaches over 1,000 students and alumni

Whether you vote red or blue, as UW alumni, together we represent Husky purple. That’s the principle behind Common Ground, the UWAA’s civic engagement effort. Led by UW Impact, the UWAA’s legislative advocacy organization, Common Ground featured perspectives from across the political spectrum and across the state. Republicans and Democrats gathered together in dialogue at events that ranged in format, from

Common Ground Summer Reading

UW Impact has curated five books that encourage us to find common ground this summer. Wherever you find yourself lounging during the warmer days, enjoy these summer reads as a way to engage with fellow Husky alums. Join us as we take a deeper dive into the red/blue and rural/urban themes we’ve been exploring through our Common Ground resource in

March 22, 2018

Resources: The PROSPER Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has begun work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) that administers policies and procedures for higher education institutions. They recently released the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act. This proposed legislation has implications for higher education across all of the nation’s accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and

March 14, 2018

The PROSPER ACT- What is it, and how might it affect my student?

The Higher Education Act (HEA) is an expansive piece of federal legislation that is the foundational law for our nation’s colleges and universities. The HEA covers topics such as student financial aid (Pell Grants, Stafford and other loan programs, work-study programs), accreditation and oversight, and persistence and completion rates. In 2018, the HEA is expected to come up for reauthorization

March 8, 2018

Thank you, Advocates: Success in 2018

The University of Washington and higher education fared well this legislative session, buoyed by a favorable revenue projection (the state had more money than anticipated) and compelling requests. The Legislature funded projects, programs and compensation at all three UW campuses, and made great strides in funding the State Need Grant. Legislators are still on the hook to fulfill their obligation

January 19, 2018

Capital Budget is Great for UW

State lawmakers came together during the second week of the 2018 legislative session to pass the capital budget that had stalled during the 2017 session. We are pleased to report that the long-awaited budget is generous to the UW, and supports growth in areas of high demand and high impact for our state. Key capital budget victories for the UW

January 9, 2018

UW Impact Legislative Priorities | 2018 Legislative Session

UW Impact engages UW alumni and stakeholders in legislative advocacy that advances the University and public higher education in the state of Washington. UW Impact’s 2018 legislative priorities align with the higher education priorities identified by UW alumni in recent polling* and with the University of Washington’s 2018 legislative agenda. Academic Excellence: UW’s faculty and staff compensation is not at

January 2, 2018

Husky Caucus Day- SAVE THE DATE, February 22

On February 22, members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees will be heading to Olympia to deliver fun, UW-themed trinkets to Huskies serving in our State Legislature. Want to amplify our message of state support for public higher education? On February 22, contact your own legislators (Huskies or not!) and remind them of the legions of higher education

December 8, 2017

Join Us: UW Impact 2018 Legislative Preview

The current political climate has highlighted diverse political and philosophical perspectives between people living in rural and urban environments. Some research suggests that higher education may be falling out of favor with conservatives, many of whom live in Washington’s rural areas. How do the UW and other higher education institutions play a role in finding common ground? UW Impact and

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