February 6, 2019

2018 Higher Education Opinions Survey

In 2015, UW Impact conducted its first opinions survey to gain insight into what higher education issues they’d like to see prioritized. Three years later, in the fall of 2018, we conducted another opinions survey. The good news? Our alumni still deeply value higher education and the University of Washington. Here’s what we learned:

January 14, 2019

Legislative Session 2019 Begins!

Welcome back to session! We are thrilled to be mobilizing our alumni and higher ed supporters for a challenging legislative session. This past fall, we surveyed alumni* about higher ed and learned what they care about most for the University of Washington: Maintaining the high quality of a UW education Access and affordability Graduating students with high-demand skills and degrees

December 18, 2018

2019 Legislative Preview — College IS for Everyone: Making the Case for Higher Ed

Thurs. Jan. 10, 2019      7–8:30 p.m. HUB Lyceum Higher education is the surest path to opportunity. That’s why the UW and Washington’s other public institutions are working hard to help more students get to college, graduate and do great things. Over the course of the evening, two panel discussions will examine public perception of higher education and its value proposition —

November 27, 2018

The University of Washington’s 2019 State Legislative Agenda

The Washington State 2019 legislative session begins January 14th and is scheduled to last 100 days to craft biennial (two-year) operating and capital budgets for the state. Here is a preview of the requests the UW will make – and that UW Impact will champion, during the 2019 legislative session: Top Budget Priorities Maintaining Quality and Excellence: Four percent compensation

October 19, 2018

UW President Cauce’s Call to Action

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce delivered her annual address on October 16 with a powerful and resonant call to action. This address provides a forecast for the UW campus community, sharing highlights and anticipated challenges over the next year. Pres. Cauce had a clear and unequivocal message for the year ahead: public reinvestment in higher education is critical

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

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