University of Washington Bothell

General Faculty Organization


The purpose of the General Faculty Organization (GFO) shall be to serve as the forum for faculty deliberation and decision-making and for the formulation and conveyance of advice to the Chancellor of the UW Bothell Campus on a wide range of matters related to the mission of UW Bothell.

2020 - 2021 GFO Officers:

(Sept 16, 2020 - Sept 15, 2021)

  • Keith Nitta, GFO Chair

  • Jason Naranjo, GFO Vice Chair

  • David Socha, GFO Past Chair

GFO Quarterly General Meetings

General GFO meetings are held at least once per quarter. The agenda is developed by the Executive Council and all faculty are invited and encouraged to attend and provide feedback and insight into important UWB topics.  To view the meeting schedules and membership information for all GFO councils, click here. 

2020/21 Schedule:

  • Autumn: October 29, 2020, 2-3pm via Zoom - for agenda and further meeting details click here.
  • Winter: TBD
  • Spring: TBD

Announcing New Online Proctoring Ban  Policy at UW Bothell (approved by faculty vote, June 2020): 

UW Bothell prohibits the use of online proctoring tools, except for (a) fully online programs that students intentionally signed up to take, or (b) exceptional situations approved by the GFO Campus Council on Academic Standards and Curriculum. Approvals must be obtained before the course is available for students to register. Online proctoring tools include using any UW teaching tools to proctor online assessments, such as requiring students to share their Zoom videos while doing an exam. 
How to Apply for an Exemption: 
UW Bothell faculty who seek an individual course exemption from the ban on online proctoring should complete the Petition to Conduct Online Exam Proctoring and email it to GFO Program Coordinator, Dawn Moncalieri ( The GFO Campus Council on Academic Standards and Curriculum will review the request and respond directly to the applying faculty member. Any questions regarding the ban, the form, or the exemption procedure should be directed to the GFO Chair, Keith Nitta (

Read more about the policy here

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