University of Washington Bothell

Academic Affairs

Leading-edge education

The UW Bothell leading-edge educational experience is founded on three distinctive practices: cross-disciplinarity, connected learning, and community engagement.

Cross-Disciplinarity

Cross-disciplinary practices refer to the research and teaching that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Our faculty and staff leverage cross-unit collaborations to produce powerful partnerships that embrace multiple perspectives and enliven 21st century solutions

Connected Learning

Connected learning invests in high impact relationships that contribute to innovative and influential teaching, learning, and research. Connected learning inspires and supports human social networks such as learning communities, teaching circles, and research clusters.

Community Engagement

Community engagement helps us move creativity to action. A continual collaboration of people and ideas between campus and community (local, regional/state, national, global) reinforce and define our distinctive campus culture and experience.

Read more about UW Bothell's distinctive practices.


The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) creates and administers a structure in which steps can be taken to execute our university’s mission and vision. Read more about the Division of Academic Affairs.

Although we are dedicated to strengthening the academic experience for the entire UW Bothell community, this site is intended primarily for faculty and staff engaged in teaching and learning, academic programs, research and scholarship, as well as faculty hiring, promotion and development.

Services & information

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News

Sharon A. Jones has accepted the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UW Bothell, effective July 15th. Jones will succeed Anita K. Krug, who has been serving as interim VCAA since August 2018, following the departure of Susan Jeffords, who had held the post since 2007. Read more about the new VCAA.