University of Washington Bothell

General Faculty Organization


The General Faculty Organization (GFO) serves as the forum for faculty deliberation and decision-making and for the conveyance of faculty recommendations to the Chancellor of the UW Bothell Campus on a wide range of matters related to the mission of UW Bothell (Section 23-41 of the faculty code). There are five councils of the UWB GFO whom are responsible for representing the will of the faculty. The Executive Council (EC) advises the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors on all academic matters. The EC is advised by the work of the UWB GFO councils on Academic Standards & Curriculum (CCASC); Promotion and Tenure (CCPT), Planning & Budget (CCPB), Assessment & Learning (CCAL). To  learn more about the GFO councils, click here.  

2021-22 GFO Officers:

  • Jason Naranjo, GFO Chair
  • Shauna Carlisle, GFO Vice Chair 
  • Keith Nitta, GFO Past Chair

2021-22 GFO Quarterly General Meetings:

  • October 28, 2021, 2-3pm via Zoom - AGENDA
  • January 27, 2022, 2-3pm via Zoom - AGENDA
  • April 28, 2022, 2-3pm via Zoom                             

As members of the GFO all UWB faculty are  invited and encouraged to attend the quarterly GFO meetings.  This is where your voice and feedback as a faculty member into the UWB campus wide policies are discussed and deliberated.  The EC incorporates faculty feedback into upcoming agenda items and important UWB policies.

2021-22 School Elected Faculty Councils :

The elected faculty councils (EFCs) for UW Bothell schools bear the responsibility for advising their respective deans on academic policy, including priorities, resource and salary allocation, and budgets. They also advise on promotion and tenure



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News & Announcements

GFO Council Charges for 2021/22 Academic Year

In order to provide transparency and clarity about the work of the GFO to Bothell faculty, students, staff, and administration, the GFO’s Executive Council has formally charged each GFO standing committee with high-priority tasks and deliverables. GFO leadership developed the priority items in charge letters collaboratively with committee chairs, through individual discussions as well as a public discussion in the Oct. 26 Executive Council meeting. Taken together, these charge letters describe the work the GFO plans to do in the 2021-22 academic year. We welcome any questions or comments on these charge letters, directed to GFO Chair Jason Narnjo ( or to the chair of the relevant GFO committee. 

Follow the links below to learn more about each council and read their 2021/22 charge letters: 


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Academic Integrity & Equitable Assessment Discussion Panel

In the Apr 29 GFO Spring meeting, a panel of UW Bothell staff and faculty shared insightful perspectives and helpful resources on the topics of academic integrity & equitable assessment at UW Bothell. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can view a recording of the meeting here and/or read the meeting minutes (with resource links) here. 

Panel Members:

  • Katie Horowitz, Director of Residential Life & Student Conduct
  • Mary Toll, Assistant Director of Student Conduct 
  • Pen Moon, Director of Digital Learning and Engagement
  • Karen Rosenberg, Director of Learning and Teaching Collaborative
  • Emily Gismervig, Associate Teaching Professor, STEM
  • Rachel Scherr, Assistant Professor, STEM
  • Carrie Tzou, Professor, Education 


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