Emily Lardner

   Gillies Malnarich

   Program Coordinator:
   Rachel Burke

   Office Assistant:
   Dena Jaskar

   Project Director,
   Curriculum for
   the Bioregion:
   Jean MacGregor

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Joye Hardiman, The Evergreen State College-Tacoma, and Tina Young, Seattle Central Community College About the Washington Center

We are a public service center of The Evergreen State College.

Our work is focused on:

  • Improving students' college readiness and completion rates through the design and use of learning communities
  • Providing support for institutions' educational reform initiatives
  • Assisting with faculty development at institutions across the state
  • Organizing intensive curriculum planning retreats and consultations
  • Supporting equity and diversity at two- and four-year institutions
  • Developing tools and strategies for assessing student learning
  • Expanding connections between schools and the community through projects such as "Curriculum for the Bioregion"

Our member institutions include Washington State's public four-year institutions, community colleges, technical colleges, independent colleges, and a tribal college.

Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich have co-directed the Center since 2000. In addition to the co-directors, the Center has two professional support staff and several student workers.

The Work We Do

We are for the success of all students.

We work with faculty, staff, and administrators at regional and national levels to support student engagement and academic achievement, particularly for students underrepresented in higher education.

The Washington Center organizes collaborative projects through

Our projects promote interdisciplinary learning, curricular integration, and educational equity.

The Washington Center
Sem II E 2115
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505

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