Frequently Asked Questions - UW Bothell

These Frequently Asked Questions contain information specific to UW Bothell. For information on the novel coronavirus, visit the University of Washington’s novel coronavirus page.

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Telework & time off

Are we permitted to hire at this time?
What if there isn’t work, or it isn’t possible to work from home?
Where can I find resources for training and professional development?
Is Shared Leave Available for Staff?
What resources exist for self-care?

Classes, academics & research for students

Can I still come to the UW Bothell campus? Can I attend classes if I live near to campus?
Will classes be held on campus in Spring quarter?
How do I access my courses remotely?
What is it like to learn remotely?
How often do I need to log into my courses in Canvas? How often should I check my email?
How do I get my textbooks?
One or more of my courses includes a lab, internship, service, or other form of learning that I cannot imagine happening in an online format. What is the status of these classes?
What happens if I miss my classes because I am sick?
My class is being graded numerically. Can I change my grade to S/NS to get credit and no numeric grade?
If I decide to change my grading mode to S/NS, how will this impact my requirements to graduate?

Technology for students

What resources are available for students adjusting to remote learning?
I don't have a device that supports my online learning. What can I do?
What if I don't have reliable internet access at home or if my connection is slow?
What should I do if I run into technical problems?
What are my options for printing?

Student support

I participate in the Federal Work Study program. How will this disruption impact me?
What if I have a physical or learning disability?
What if I need tutoring help?
Will I be able to access the UW Bothell Library during this disruption?
Will UW Bothell Counseling Services continue to be available?
How can I meet with my advisor?

International students and student veterans

I am a military student and am worried about my benefits. What can I do?

Registration and financial concerns

How can I register for classes?
What happens if I decide to withdraw from classes and go home?
Will add/drop deadlines/fees be extended? Will changes to S/NS deadlines be extended? Are there any other registration related deadlines/fees that have been changed or extended?

Faculty and other academic personnel

Will mandatory promotion and tenure clocks proceed as normal?
What library resources are available?
What resources are available for students adjusting to online learning?
I’m concerned about a student’s access to technology. What can I do?
I’m a faculty member who would like support transitioning to online instruction. What resources are available to me?
How do I make sure my courses, materials, etc. are accessible?
What are the protocols for faculty/employees who are reporting symptoms?

Research and laboratory operations

How is the UW safe-guarding research personnel?
I have sensitive equipment that needs daily maintenance. Can I come in to do this work?
What if I have undergraduates in my laboratory? Can they still work on their research, if they are willing to do so?

Events & university operations

Are we under suspended operations?
How does UW Bothell clean and disinfect?

Finance & reporting

How do I track coronavirus-related expenses and purchases?

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