Teaching Resources

FERPA Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is federal legislation that applies to those institutions that receive funding from the Department of Education. It governs all aspects of student records, protecting privacy of student information. The Office of the Registrar provides FERPA guidelines and free Online FERPA training for those working with students.

UW Campus Resources & Learning Technologies

Center for Teaching and Learning

Canvas Help for Instructors

UW's Expository Writing Program - This center provides resources for students, information about writing help on campus. For teachers, see their guide on Assessment of and Feedback on Grammar Correctness for ELL students.

Classroom Facilities Services - If you experience technical difficulties while teaching on a classroom on campus, call Classroom Services at UW-IT (206) 221-5000 and press "9" for "urgent classroom issues."


For an explanation of the University of Washington's grading system, including the 4.0 scale, and the various non-numeric grades designating credit/no-credit, incomplete, withdrawal, etc. See:

  • The Office of the Registrar's Grading System information page
  • The Undergraduate Advising Office's Grades and Credits information page (includes an explanation of the "X" grade)
  • The Graduate School's Grading System for Graduate Students
  • Change of Grade Request (Office of the Registrar)
  • Grading PHIL 600 & 800. Department of Philosophy policy is to grade these courses as follows:
    • PHIL 600 - Graded as CR/NC
    • PHIL 800 - Graded as N (until final quarter, when graded with decimal grade)

Writing Credit

For a description of the requirements for giving students writing-intensives ("W") credit for a course, see the Undergraduate Academic Affairs page on Additional Writing.

Department Teaching Resources

Phil Dept Teaching Site - This Canvas site is for sharing department teaching resources and developing new teaching materials.