Academic Human Resources

Faculty Handbook

Welcome to the Faculty Handbook

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide practical information that will help faculty get started or for future reference in their work at the University of Washington Bothell. The Faculty Handbook presents links and general information about the University of Washington Bothell, and some of the more important policies and practices as they apply to the faculty.


About the University of Washington Bothell

Teaching Philosophy

While each UW Bothell program has its own focus and options, as highlighted in the individual web sites, all share a common set of values rooted in the belief that student-faculty relationships come first.

As outstanding scholars and innovative teachers, our faculty members make academic content come alive, and stimulate rigorous thinking among students. Interdisciplinary teaching, combined with applied learning opportunities, expands perspectives on civic, social, cultural and economic issues.

As part of the University of Washington Bothell, faculty, staff and administrators are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment that leads all of our students to educational excellence that fully prepares them for successful professional careers, responsible citizenship and enriching lives.

Academic Programs

Additional information

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Campus Information

Campus Library

The Campus Library serves students, faculty and staff of the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College, and is part of the UW Libraries system.

Research assistance is available in the Library’s Information Commons during most hours the library is open. 24/7 research assistance is also available online.

The Library has 50+ public computers located throughout the building, providing students with access to the internet, full-text journal databases and select Microsoft Office software applications.

Please consult your subject librarian before bringing your class to the library so staff can work with you to ensure an optimal learning environment. The 1st floor computer workstations are for individual or small group drop-in use only. Request computer lab classroom online

Image Collections & Services (ICS) provides digital images to support teaching, learning and research. ICS staff members develop and maintain the Library's image collections, and provide access to other University of Washington image collections through the uwbMDID image database and the UW Image Bank.

Phone: 425.352.5340

To view current library hours, visit:

University of Washington Libraries

UW Bothell faculty and students also have access to the resources of the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle and Tacoma. Materials may be accessed in person, or electronically through the UW Libraries Catalog, Worldcat or the Campus Library website.

Faculty and students can request books, articles and media not available at the Campus Library through the UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service at:
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University Bookstore

The University Bookstore on the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus provides textbooks, office and study supplies, recreational reading materials, refreshments, and more, and is located on the promenade. While there are a number of other University Bookstore locations, the Bothell store is the primary location from which UW Bothell students purchase course books.

For information regarding ordering textbooks visit the Teaching and Resources section
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Safety Resources

The Campus safety office provides safety tips in the event of various emergencies.

For emergency or safety concerns

Bothell fire or police: 911
Campus security emergency: 425-352-5222
Non-emergencies and safety escort requests: 425-352-5359
Campus Security website:

If you have concerns about the well-being of a student

CARE Team - The UW Bothell CARE Team is a confidential resource for the entire campus community when there are concerns about a student's well-being. Our purpose is to be proactive and supportive, providing consultation, assessment, response, and education regarding students who may be at risk or in distress.

Counseling Services - Confidential, short-term Personal Counseling is available to currently-enrolled UW Bothell students free of charge. Students may utilize counseling for a wide range of personal concerns.  Appointments can be made at (425) 352-3183, or by stopping by the reception desk.

Do not call the CARE team in case of emergency or imminent threat.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis after hours, please call the King County Crisis Line at 206.461.3222, the Snohomish County Crisis Line at 800.584.3578, or the Skagit County Crisis Line at 800.584.3578.

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Security & Emergency Information

Security & Campus Safety

The Security and Campus Safety office serves UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College. Campus Safety monitors local and campus crime, reports on security threats, offers a comprehensive plan for disaster preparedness and provides service numbers for personal health and safety issues, such as domestic violence. Please contact the Non-Emergencies number below for campus lost and found, and safety escort service.

Emergencies: 425.352.5222
Non-emergencies and safety escort: 425.352.5359

Safety Escort

For your safety, the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to use the campus Safety Escort Program. The service operates during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 6a.m. to 11p.m.
  • Friday, 6a.m. to 10p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday during Library hours

The service is free of charge. During busy periods, the Public Safety Officer may ask you to meet in a common location so as to facilitate the escorting of multiple persons.

Dial 425-352-5359 to request a Safety Escort.

Inclement Weather information

View inclement weather information and learn about emergency operations and preparedness plans.

Sign up for UW Alert, a service which disseminates official information during inclement weather emergencies or crisis situations by sending email and text messages, giving subscribers access to up-to-the-minute information. 

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Wireless Access

With funding from the ASUWB Student Technology Fee and in collaboration with Information Technologies wireless networking is available throughout UW Bothell buildings.

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Transportation Services

Transportation Services provides transportation resources to the campus community, including parking permits, disability parking assistance, bicycle and pedestrian access, bus route information, U-Car use, and carpool support.

The ultimate goal of Transportation Services is to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips to the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus. Staff includes a Transportation Coordinator, who is dedicated to providing information and guidance on the use and availability of alternative modes of transportation.

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The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. The U-PASS provides faculty, staff and students with a variety of low-cost transportation options—from buses, commuter train service and light rail, to vanpooling and discounted impromptu carpooling.

The U-PASS provides UW Bothell students, faculty, and staff unlimited travel on the following transportation carriers

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On-Campus Parking

While there are numerous parking locations on campus, the South Parking Garage is nearest to UW Bothell buildings (UW1, UW1, Discovery Hall). Metered parking may be available on the street. Hourly, day and quarterly passes may be purchased for the garages.

For information on rates, and a downloadable parking permit application form visit the Transportation Services parking website.

Parking Violations

If you received a parking infraction please go to the cashier's office at UW1 160 to make your payment. If you believe this violation was given in error complete the parking citation appeal form and send to UWB Parking/Traffic Appeal Board, Box 358525. 

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Disability Parking

The University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College (UWB/CCC) campus provides designated disabled parking stalls at the following locations:

  • South Garage, Level 2
  • North Garage, Level 3
  • Campus Way NE
  • Central Plant
  • Chase House
  • Truly House
  • CCC3

Disability Permit Required

You must display a state issued disability placard in your vehicle, or license plate on your car in order to legally occupy any of the stalls listed above. In addition to a disability placard or license plate, you are required to have a parking permit or pay per visit.

Faculty/staff with temporary or longer-term disabilities must contact the UW Bothell Human Resource Manager at 425.352.5462 to initiate a review for reasonable accommodations when accommodation is not fulfilled through the designated disabled parking stalls identified above. If you have a state disability placard, present it and the accompanying confirmation letter to the UWB Human Resource Manager when making your request. UW Bothell will submit this form to the UW Seattle Disability Services Office for review.

You will be issued a short-term disability-parking permit from the Human Resource Manager while your request for accommodation is being reviewed. Documentation from your health care provider is required as part of your request. Once the review is completed, the Human Resource Manager will contact you with full accommodation information.

Please note that accommodation may not necessarily mean that parking can be provided at a stall closest to your work site, but instead a stall appropriate to the accommodation requirements.  In order to serve the public at large and to provide for appropriate parking accommodations for visitors, all faculty, staff, and students who have state-issued placards should request an initial accommodation review so that parking assignments can be reviewed.

Parking Fees

Parking fees for disabled stalls on campus cost the same as other parking stalls.

For additional information, please contact:
Denise Rollin, Human Resources Manager
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Bicycling and Pedestrian Access

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Carpools and Zimride

Carpool Parking Permits

UW Bothell students, faculty and staff who carpool regularly three or more days per week are eligible to purchase carpool parking permits. Carpool parking spaces are located on the first level of the south garage.


Bothell Campus Zimride is a fun and easy way to find friends, classmates and colleagues who are going the same way you are. Zimride makes it easy to share the seats in your car or catch a ride.  Membership is free and easy. All UW Bothell students, staff, and faculty are eligible to sign-up for our private Zimride Rideshare Community here with a UW NetID. 
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Food Services

In the 2010-2011 school year, UW Bothell began hosting a variety of gourmet food options in the Commons four days a week.. No service is offered on Fridays or during campus breaks at this time.

For information on this week’s menu, visit /food

Common Grounds Coffee Shop

Located on the ground floor in the Commons of UW-2, Common Grounds offers a variety of quick food and drink options, as well as offering catering for on-campus events.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a campus café located in the University Bookstore. 


Subway is located on the Promenade, just south of the Library. Sandwiches and other items may be ordered ahead of time through Subway Express at:
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UW Employee Information

Academic Human Resources

Academic Human Resources serves all three campuses of the University of Washington as a central resource for the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of faculty, librarians and academic staff.

The Academic Human Resources website is designed to provide administrators, current and prospective faculty, librarians, and academic staff with a wide range of information and guidance on University policies and procedures.

For more information and resources, please visit the Academic Human Resources website or contact Sharene Peltier, Human Resource Manager, UW Bothell at 425-352-3637 or via email at

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UW Husky ID Card

How to Get Your ID Card

To receive your Husky ID Card, visit the Campus Public Safety office in LB2 005. You will need to show legal photo identification to obtain your card.

The Husky Card is the official identification card for members of the UW community and is available to students, faculty and permanent staff. Obtaining a Husky Card gives you access to a variety of services, conveniences and opportunities including:

Library Services

The Husky Card serves as your UW library card. Use it when checking out books and materials from the UW Libraries.


UW employees and registered students are eligible to purchase a U- once they have received their Husky Card. For more information, please view the U-PASS section.

Activities & Entertainment

Cardholders are eligible for:

  • Admission to campus events
  • Membership to the Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
  • Free admission to the Henry Art Gallery and the Burke Museum
  • Discounts on tickets at the UW Arts Ticket Office
  • Discounted Husky sporting event tickets
  • Participation in the UW Discount Program
Building Entry

The Husky Card acts as your key for entry into assigned areas on campus.
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Email for UW Bothell Faculty

Exchange Features

UWB has standardized email on Microsoft Exchange. Standardizing allows UWB Information Technologies to provide support and training for these functions:

  • Campus email
  • Calendaring/scheduling
  • Task management

Verify Your Exchange Account

Exchange accounts are provided for all faculty and staff at UWB. If you aren't sure whether you have an account, contact the Helpdesk:

  • Email the Helpdesk
  • Call the Helpdesk at 425-352-3456.

Access your Email Account

  • Your email account's address is in the format: or
  • Access your account with the Outlook client on your desktop computer or Outlook Web Access when away from your office computer (
  • When you are away from your office you can access your email with internet access and a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). Start the web browser and use the following URL:
  • Your computer password and email password are the same. When you change your computer password, it automatically changes your NetID email password as well.

Your Exchange Calendar

  • Outlook allows you to share your calendar with other people, making it possible to greatly simplify the process of setting up meetings.
  • You determine who has access to your calendar, and how much access they have. It also integrates seamlessly with your mail and tasks list. For example, meetings that you arrange over email are automatically scheduled into your calendar.

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For information and forms regarding payroll, including pay days and other important dates, please visit Budget and Planning’s Payroll webpage at: /finance/payroll.
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Budget & Planning

The Office of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS) is dedicated to supporting the needs of the University of Washington Bothell in its delivery of finance and administrative services in an ethical and professional environment by developing and implementing clear policies, simple procedures, and efficient work processes, by providing OBP resources and services in compliance with regulations, and by ensuring quality operations.

To contact the Office of Budget and Planning, please call (425.352.5235), fax (425.352.5294), email or visit in-person (UW1-080).
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Teaching Information & Resources

The UW Bothell's General Faculty and Staff Resources website offers in-depth information regarding a number of the services explained below, in addition to many other useful resources:


The UW NetID is a logon account which stands for University of Washington Network Identification; it provides access to the following:

  • UWB Computer Lab and Computer Classrooms
  • UWB Wireless Network
  • MyUW  to check your personal UW information: student grades and schedules, employee payroll records and benefits files
  • UW Email, Web Publishing, and Streaming Media. The services listed will depend upon the nature of your affiliation with the UW (faculty, staff, student, clinician, alumnus, visitor). Visit IT Connect | Accounts and Passwords for more details.

Information about UW NetID accounts and passwords

Create your UW NetID

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MyUW is the portal to University of Washington information. A wealth of resources are available to assist success at the University of Washington. For example, you can update your employee information through Employee Self-Service (ESS) on the Faculty/Staff tab, check the enrollment of your course and find teaching aids on the Teaching tab, and access the Library Gateway and other sources on the Reference tab.

MyUW Teaching Tab

The MyUW Teaching tab provides tools to create an email distribution list for your course, download a class roster and more. The class list is updated nightly.

How to access tools and information related to your class:

  1. Go to the MyUW website:
  2. Log in with your UW NetID and password. (For new instructors, you will not be able to create a UW NetID, until your payroll information is entered in the UW database.)
  3. Click on the "Teaching" tab at the top of your screen.
  4. You should see the title of your class, enrollment, a link to the class list and the SLN number for the class.
  5.  If there is a plus (+) sign in front of the class title, click on it to find additional course information, materials and tools.
  6. Here you can request a class email list, add personalized information about your class for the online catalogue, add the class website URL so students can link directly to the site from their MyUW, and indicate whether or not there will be a final exam in your class.

Please check the information in your MyUW to confirm the number of credits and grading option. Visit the Contact MyUW page at: if the information is in any way incorrect.

Usage Guidelines

All students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington are responsible for using computing and networking resources in an ethical and legal manner. University policy prohibits account theft, file theft, violation of informational privacy and penetration, or harm to operating systems or to others' files. If abuse of computer systems occurs, those responsible for such abuse will be held legally accountable.

When you use UW computing resources, you agree to the following conditions:

  • To respect the intended use of all computer accounts for University research, educational and administrative purposes.
  • To follow the rules and regulations governing the use of UW facilities and equipment.
  • To respect the privacy of others by not sending them unwanted email messages, misrepresenting them when sending email, or tampering with their accounts, files or data.
  • To use only your own user identification (UW NetID), to use it for its intended purposes and not to share it with others.
  • Not to attempt to break a computing system or harass other people.
  • Not to use university-owned computers for illegal purposes, such as unauthorized copying of licensed or copyrighted software, images or files.
  • To read and understand the guidelines and laws regarding computer and network use.

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The form and content of a syllabus vary widely by discipline, department, course and instructor. In all cases, however, the syllabus provides the instructor and students with a common reference point that sets the stage for learning throughout the course. Academic Services staff in the Teaching and Learning Center, Writing and Communication Center, Quantitative Skills Center, Library, and Learning Technologies are available to consult on assignment design. The following websites offer support for the creation of a course syllabus, as well as some useful examples of syllabi used in past courses.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s “Designing your Course and Syllabus”:

Faculty are highly encouraged to include the following disability statement in all course syllabi:

If you believe that you have a disability and would like academic accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at (425) 352-5307 or at After an initial intake appointment, you should be prepared to provide documentation of your disability in order to receive assistance. See  /studentservices/dss for more information.
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Ordering Textbooks

Textbooks can be ordered through the University Book Store. There are deadlines for guaranteed textbook delivery. Contact for assistance ordering textbook review, desk copies or course texts.

Course Materials Due Dates for Faculty
Quarter Due Date
Spring Mid-January
Summer Mid-April
Fall Mid-May
Winter Mid-October

The rule for course due dates draws upon the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which requires universities receiving federal funding to provide information regarding textbooks, such as cost and ISBN, prior to student registration dates. The rationale for this policy is that it will allow students to find alternative sources for more affordable textbook purchasing, and decide classes based upon affordability, when necessary.

Visit for a course textbook request form to order directly from the University Book Store. A UW NetID is required.
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Instructor’s Guide to Course Reserves

Placing material on Reserve: Instructors may place course-related materials on Reserve for students including any combination of the following material types:

  • Electronic Reserves (e-reserves)
  • Media Materials
  • UW Library Books:
  • Personal Copies
  • Students' Work

Renewing Reserve Materials: All Reserve materials are removed at the end of each quarter. Notify Reserves Staff by phone, email, or in person before the end of the current quarter to update lists and retain material for the next quarter.
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Library Research Instruction Program

Librarians are available to partner with faculty to teach hands-on research workshops within targeted courses, and to consult on syllabus and assignment design, and the availability of library resources. With advance notice, course specific online research guides can be created for on-campus, hybrid and distance courses. Librarians are also available to meet with faculty individually for training in using research databases or other library resources. Please contact your subject librarian for more information.

Subject librarians:
Class research guides:
Instruction Program Overview:

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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies works with faculty to help them integrate technology into teaching and learning so as to enhance student academic success. They provide consultations and online resource support for Blackboard, web tools such as wikis and blogs, multimedia tools, clickers, and other technologies. Leaning Technologies also provides pedagogical support for designing or reworking course assignments and developing hybrid or fully online courses.


Canvas is a learning management system that was introduced to all three UW campuses in Autumn Quarter, 2012.  With Canvass instructors can: organize and distribute course files, have students submit assignments and take quizzes online, keep track of student grades in the Canvas Gradebook, interact with the class using chat, discussions, or announcements, communicate with other users through conversations.


Catalyst is a suite of online tools provided by the University of Washington to its students and faculty as an aid in teaching, learning, researching and working. Catalyst also provides a number of online computer-related tutorials and information. Much of the functionality has been retired, however, some of the Catalyst tools remain active at UW.

Current Catalyst WebTools include:

  • GradeBook: Track and publish grades
  • WebQ: Surveys and quizzes

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UW Google Apps

Google Apps is a set of web tools that let students, staff, and faculty easily collaborate with each other on assignments, projects, and other tasks. The University of Washington has partnered with Google to provide Google Apps for UW. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni with valid UW NetIDs are eligible to use Google Apps.

Current Google Apps web tools include:

  • UW Gmail
    Ad-free e-mail with over 7GB of storage. Can be set-up as your or email address.
  • Google Calendar
    Schedule meetings, create events, and share calendars.
  • Google Docs
    Online office tools that let you create, store, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Google Sites
    Create and manage websites with an easy to use editor.
  • Google Talk
    Instant messaging and video/voice chat tool.

To sign in to Google Apps, visit – you will be prompted to sign in using your UW NetID

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Teaching & Learning Center

Mission Statement

The Teaching and Learning Center fosters a culture of critical reflection on teaching, which engages all members of the UW Bothell community in pursuit of our commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration in teaching and learning. The success of the TLC will be measured by its contribution to transformative teaching and learning at UW Bothell over the short- and long- term.

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Course-Based Assessment

Classroom Assessment Techniques

Since the 1990s, helping faculty use active-learning strategies in the classroom has been one of the priorities of most of the UW's formal teaching training opportunities, such as the Teaching and Learning Center (see above). Active learning strategies help students engage with the material, ask questions and participate in their own learning. They also provide faculty with immediate assessment of how well students are understanding concepts and information in the moment so that faculty can add new examples or further explanation, if needed. In addition, over time, classroom assessment can tell faculty how well students are meeting course-based learning goals.

Student Ratings of Instruction

Course evaluations give students a voice in their own learning experience and give faculty members information about their teaching over time. Used with other sources of information, course evaluations can help faculty members think about how to improve their classes. The UW student ratings system (Instructional Assessment System) provides faculty with a variety of forms to match specific teaching environments. Evaluation summaries present student ratings of the overall quality of the course and the academic challenge of the course in relation to other college courses the students have taken. The UW's course evaluation system is used by more than 60 institutions across the country, as well as at the UW.

Visit the Office of Education Assessment website

View the Course Evaluation Catalog(requires MyUW login)

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Information Technologies & Helpdesk

Information Technologies

Information Technologies (IT) is dedicated to providing the UW Bothell community with the best technology available for classroom instruction, learning and educational support, research, university administration, and campus communication/integration.

IT was created by merging the Information Systems department with the Campus Media Center. IT’s resources and services include computer labs (Macs, PCs, printing, lab consultants), equipment support (audio/ video check-out, technical support, classroom technology support), presentation support (create and practice audio/video/multimedia presentations), and training on all the latest equipment and software.


The IT Helpdesk is the University of Washington Bothell technical support resource for faculty, staff and students. The helpdesk is staffed by current UW Bothell students and are the primary people who answer the phones and support walk-ups. Computing questions, problems and requests reported to the helpdesk are answered immediately by the student helpdesk staff on duty or referred to a staff support technician or analyst who has expertise in specific computing areas or supported software. Even then, the Helpdesk tracks the problem until it is solved.

Contact the Helpdesk by email, by telephone 425.352.3456 (ext:2-3456), or in person at LB2-218.

During the quarter, the Helpdesk is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the interims, the helpdesk is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Grade Deadlines

Academic calendars for the current year can be found at /academic-calendar
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Assigning & Submitting Grades

At the University of Washington instructors submit quarterly grades online.

Deadline: grades are be due by 5 pm on the Tuesday following exams

Direct access to grade submission: those instructors who don’t want to use the GradeBook feature to track student grades are able to directly access the grade submission page without creating a grade book via Catalyst.

Training: There are new online video tutorials demonstrating the process of submitting grades online through Catalyst GradeBook and uploading a spreadsheet template to Catalyst GradeBook. These tutorials may be viewed at

Faculty Resource on Grading

The goal of the Faculty Resource on Grading (FROG) is to bring relevant information together for the difficult and emotionally-laden task of assigning grades to student performance in University of Washington courses.

FROG covers a wide range of topics related to grading, including good practices, departmental averages, issues around academic conduct and student disability, and UW policies and procedures. The FROG website is not intended to dictate any specific grading methodology. Rather, it advocates the need for a variety of grading styles to fit the range of courses provided at our diverse institution. Further, its intention is to encourage faculty to think critically about their own grading practices, to develop grading practices that lead to greater learning, and to engage their colleagues in discussing issues related to grading.

FROG Website:

For information on assigning and submitting grades, please visit:
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Instructional Continuity

UW Bothell Learning Technologies has put together a webpage for instructional continuity that provides resources to help faculty prepare for and conduct classes during possible disruptions to campus operations (i.e. pandemic, extended severe weather). Even if a disruption does not occur, the information found on this webpage can be used to enhance interactivity with students and provide additional classroom resources and activities online.
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Academic Conduct

The UW Bothell community recognizes that when the academic and behavioral conduct of a university is compromised, the quality of the student's education and the value of the degree are also compromised. Therefore, all members of the University community are committed to vigorously upholding the University of Washington Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-120-010-145) and are encouraged to report suspected occurrences of academic dishonesty or behavioral misconduct.
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Classroom Reservations

UW Bothell faculty and staff can place a room request for any FTE-funded course by filling out the online Classroom Request Form available at: /facultyandstaff/classrooms/request.

If a request involves any of the following...

  • General public
  • Furniture re-arranging by the Physical Plant staff
  • Hosted during non-building hours

…then the room request must go through the Facilities Use Approval Committee (FUAC). A fee may be assessed to your request if it involves additional staff time (Physical Plant staff moving furniture or cleaning up food/beverage stains, Public Safety patrolling the campus for an event beyond building hours, etc). Visit the FUAC website for more information at: /administration-planning/services/fuac.
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Conflict of Interest

Leaves and Vacations

Campus Support Services

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

DRS provides services to students who are enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell. Academic accommodations, if reasonable and appropriate, are provided to students with a documented permanent or temporary physical, emotional, or sensory disability. A student must provide documentation of their disability in order to receive services.
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Veteran Services

Veterans Services provides assistance to students who are entitled to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Whether a student is a new applicant for benefits or has used them at previous institutions, Veterans Services is committed to working in partnership to ensure that the process is simple and well-organized.
To schedule an appointment, please visit:
Student Veterans Association (SVA):
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Counseling Services

Confidential, short-term personal counseling is available to currently-enrolled UW Bothell students free of charge. Students may utilize counseling for a wide range of personal concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and adjustment issues.

All services are offered in a safe and supportive environment. To schedule an appointment, please call 425.352.3183 or visit the reception desk in UW1-173.
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International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) is here to provide immigration advice and cultural adjustment assistance to new and current international students at the University of Washington Bothell. International students contribute global perspectives in our classrooms and on our campus, which promotes the University of Washington Bothell’s commitment to fostering a community of global learners. We believe a student body rich in diversity--culturally, socially, and economically--significantly contributes to a dynamic and vibrant learning community for all students. 
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Writing & Communication Center

The UW Bothell Writing and Communication Center supports student writing in all academic programs by providing face-to-face and online consultations for individuals and groups, as well as workshops and classroom instruction.

The Writing Center is located in UW2, room 124. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Writing Center by phone at 425.352.5253, by email at, or through the website listed below.

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Quantitative Skills Center

The mission of the Quantitative Skills Center (QSC) is to support students, faculty and staff in any area that requires quantitative reasoning. This center was created in order to facilitate the UW Bothell mission to develop critical and analytical thinking, as well as problem solving skills.

The QSC is located in UW2, room 134. The QSC may be contacted by phone at 425.352.3170 or by email at
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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies works with faculty to help them integrate technology into teaching and learning so as to enhance student academic success. They provide consultations and online resource support for Blackboard, web tools such as wikis and blogs, multimedia tools, clickers, and other technologies. Learning Technologies also provides pedagogical support for designing or reworking course assignments and developing hybrid or fully online courses.
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Career Center

The Career Center is an on-campus hub that helps students explore career and academic options.
Career Center staff can assist student with:
•    Exploring majors and career options
•    Building resumes and cover letters, and developing interview skills
•    Connecting with the employment community

The Career Center provides job listings, hosts workshops, reviews resumes and offers one-on-one appointments with career counselors.

The Career Center is located in UW1, room 161. The Career Center may be contacted by phone at 425.352.3706 or by email at

Appointments are available here.
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Digital Media Lab

The STF-funded Digital Media Lab 121 (located in UW2-121) is equipped with 24 iMac stations that contain professional-level, Macintosh-platform digital media software as well as simpler digital media-making applications. The room is intended for both classroom instruction as well as serving as an open lab space where students, faculty, and staff can drop in to work on their digital media-related projects.

On-site digital media tutors are available to guide students, faculty and staff through digital media-related projects during all open lab hours. In addition to digital media tutoring services, staff from the Learning Technologies department can provide workshops, class orientations to the Lab, class orientations to specific tools in the Lab, and tutorial services for faculty or staff who wish to expand their digital media skills. The Digital Media Lab also works with faculty to develop or refine digital media-related assignments for courses across disciplines.

Faculty who are interested in booking the Digital Media Lab for digital media-related course activities, may do so through UW Bothell’s Room Reservation system at:
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Administrative Policies and Procedures

University of Washington Handbook

The University of Washington Handbook acts as a convenient resource that provides in-depth information regarding various UW policies.
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University of Washington Policy Directory

The UW Policy Directory allows users to search the University Institution-wide policies, orders, rules and by-laws.
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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Faculty Guide to Student Conduct

The Student Conduct Code was approved by University of Washington faculty, reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office, and made effective by the Board of Regents. Written into Washington Administrative Code (WAC 478-120-010), standards of academic and behavioral conduct apply to University of Washington students enrolled at Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma.

UW Bothell Student Conduct Process

Implementation processes unique to each campus ensure the rights and freedoms of all members of the University community including the student’s right to due process under the 14th Amendment. The University of Washington Bothell Conduct Process was recommended by UW Bothell faculty, reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office, and approved by the Chancellor.
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The University of Washington Bothell is a diverse community providing students, staff, and faculty a safe environment to collectively come together to promote understanding and collaboration across disciplines, cultures, and beliefs. At the University of Washington Bothell, we are committed to understanding and embracing human differences across campus while promoting inclusiveness in a constructive and positive space that encourages the expression of ideas.

This commitment is supported by the laws and policies listed at the following website:
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Safe Campus Campaign

Preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at UW Bothell plays a part. The SafeCampus website provides information on counseling and safety resources, University policies and violence reporting requirements that help us maintain a safe personal, work and learning environment.
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Appropriate Use of UW Resources

The link above will take you to a relatively simple collection of information about a fairly complex set of Federal and State laws, and State and University policies and guidelines that govern the use of University information resources and computing technology. Some of the issues discussed on this webpage include basic rules, data protection and respecting copyrights
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Services Contact List

A list of departments/functions, their primary contact person and campus phone number can be found at the link above

Academic Calendar

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:

Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day

Religious Holidays and Observances

The calendar for Religious Holidays and Observances is available at

Application Deadlines

Dates of Instruction

Registration Deadlines

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

Grade Deadlines

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