Welcome to Academic Affairs

Students are the reason we do what we do. The goal of Academic Affairs is to meet two significant objectives. First, establish a rigorous standard of instruction that provides students a high-quality curriculum and education. Second, to provide the resources and support necessary to assist students in meeting the challenge and achieve their academic goals.

Outstanding faculty define the unique nature of our university.The Office of Academic Affairs supports the teaching mission of the university through faculty selection, support, and development. The availability of teaching resources and research support give UW Tacoma faculty the ability to engage students with challenging and meaningful coursework. Our faculty is encouraged to explore and develop a pedagogy grounded in innovative and proven teaching and learning methods.

Scholarship for the South Puget Sound community. The university provides residents of the South Sound a quality higher-education experience designed to meet the region's need for a well-educated workforce and community. Through state-of-the-art technologies both in the classroom and through distance learning offerings, Academic Affairs extends the university’s connection to the community beyond the physical campus.