Liaison Roles & Responsibilities
Liaisons with The Washington Center hold positions in a wide variety of academic departments and offices on campus. Liaisons are vital partners in TWC’s efforts to make the opportunities available to students known across campus. Some colleges or universities appoint one liaison; others divide responsibilities for the role between two or more staff or faculty members. Typically, roles are divided as follows:
At institutions that designate a single liaison, that person will approve all student applications and receive all student reports, grades and portfolios. TWC will direct prospective students to this person; all liaisons receive the Liaison Newsletter and ad hoc informational emails.
When multiple liaisons are designated at a given institution, the primary liaison is authorized to approve applications, and is the only one to whom TWC should send reports, grades and portfolios for all students. Prospective students will be directed to the primary liaison but may also be given contact information for co-liaisons. All liaisons receive the Liaison Newsletter and ad hoc informational emails.
When an institution has two or more liaisons, the co-liaison(s) may approve applications but will not receive student reports, grades or portfolios. Prospective students may receive co-liaisons’ contact information. All liaisons receive the Liaison Newsletter and ad hoc informational emails.
Liaisons are identified on the Institutional Preferences Form, but the role may be reassigned at any time by notifying The Washington Center. If you are assuming the liaison role, we look forward to working with you and are happy to clarify the central duties involved if you have questions.