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Save the Date: Husky Experience Spark Session Tues., Nov. 1

Husky Experience Spark Session

When: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Odegaard 220

What: Learn more about and contribute to efforts to support the Husky Experience.

The Husky Experience research team—members of UW-IT’s Academic Experience Design & Delivery and Student Program groups—will provide a high-level review of the research findings, including how students prefer to learn about Husky Experience opportunities, what they do with that information as well as current outreach practices and the gaps therein.

Afterward, session hosts will facilitate activities to inspire creative thinking about possible ways to implement those recommendations. Come learn more about the UW information ecosystem and engage with colleagues to envision new ways to connect with students.


Implementing recommendations will require careful thought and collaboration. Planning is currently underway for a series of implementation workshops, tentatively scheduled for spring 2017. Possible topics include:

  • Cross-campus collaboration: Increasing student opportunities for social catalysts
  • Search engine optimization: Best practices
  • Information design: Best practices
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse: Primer & training
  • Husky Experience goals: Brainstorm on approaches to measurement

UW-IT research in support of Husky Experience

Since 2014, a group of researchers from Academic Experience Design & Delivery (AXDD) and Student Program has been exploring student’s discovery of and participation in Husky Experience opportunities. The most recent research included two studies: one to establish a picture of administrative business processes and tools that currently enable student engagement, and one to expand the understanding of how undergraduate students consume information about Husky Experience opportunities. The studies provide complementary perspectives on a central problem: How can the UW ensure that efforts to facilitate student engagement with co-curricular events and opportunities are effective?

Read findings and recommendations from these studies in the Husky Experience Phase 2 report.

What is the Husky Experience?

Initiated in 2013 and sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Husky Experience “encompasses the transformative educational experiences—inside and outside the classroom—that help our students discover their passions in life and work, become independent thinkers and citizens, and gain the skills that lead to meaningful and rewarding lives and careers.”