As an instructor, many times you will be the first point of contact for a student. It is important to know where to direct a student when they bring up a difficulty or need.
Expectations for Part-Time Lecturers may vary from unit to unit; we suggest that you ask your program administrator for additional assistance.
Directory of all units and employees at UW Tacoma
- The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is UW Tacoma students' navigation system to academic success. The AAC serves all undergraduates from matriculation to graduation, those just beginning at UW Tacoma, those exploring majors, and those with declared majors and minors. Additionally, the AAC serves as a resource for faculty and staff.
- Academic Advising Center website
- Services Offered
- Academic Success & Planning
- Pre-Professional & Graduate Programs
- Major & Career Exploration
- Registering for Classes
- Study Guides & Time Management Tips
- Make an appointment
- All students who are enrolled on any of the three University of Washington campuses (Tacoma, Seattle, or Bothell) are held accountable to the Student Conduct Code. The code outlines both the expectations for behavior and the procedures for handling violations of the conduct code.
- Student Engagement's Conduct for Students website
- The Student Counseling Center provides individual, couple and group counseling as well as workshops on mental health. Their services are free to all UWT enrolled students. Sessions are fully confidential and lead by professional counselors.
- Center's website
- Make an appointment
- The office of financial aid assists students with funding options for paying tuition. Questions about loan options, payment plans, tuition rates, grants/scholarships and anything related to school funding can be directed to the financial aid office. The FA office also offers drop-in hours.
- OFA website
Disability Support Services
- Disability Support Services (DSS) functions as the focal point for coordination of services for students with disabilities. DSS can help provide accommodations and additional services for qualified students needing assistance.
- DSS website
- Available Services, Advocacy, Accommodations, Adaptive Technology, and more
- Disability parking on campus
Online Learning Support
- Each quarter, there are more offerings for students who live, work and study on a diverse 24/7 clock.
- Support for Online Students
Program Majors and Minors
- The Office of the Registrar is responsible for managing student enrollment, registration and academic records. See the Registrar's Office for anything related to your enrollment status, student record, transcripts, and late adding/dropping of courses and withdrawing from the university.
- Registrar's website
- Students often want to get involved and enhance your campus experience; Student Engagement is the place to go. All clubs, organizations and student publications are housed here. You can also find information on student conduct, housing, child assistance and volunteer opportunities.
- Engagement website
Student of Concern
- The University of Washington Tacoma is committed to the success of all our students. While UW Tacoma does its best to give individual time and attention to every student, there are some behaviors that may go unnoticed until a caring person tells us about them.
- A student of concern is any student who is displaying behaviors that may get in the way of a student's ability to be successful in the university environment. This could mean a student experiencing crisis, displaying odd or unusual behavior, engaging in behaviors that are perceived to be harmful (to self or others), or behaviors that may be deemed academically damaging. UW Tacoma has established a referral system to identify students.
- Student of Concern reporting website
Teaching & Learning Center
- The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) provides instructional support, administers placement tests and offers tutoring. Subject areas revolve around math, sciences, reading, writing, public speaking and ESL support.
- TLC website
- Refer students to the TLC
- Special teaching topics