Office of Research

UWT Office of Research

As an urban-serving university, the UW Tacoma aims to "foster scholarship, research, and creativity  to address the challenging problems of our time and place."  In its 2016 Strategic Plan, the UW Tacoma identified it as a priority to "expand and support a range of research, scholarship and creative activity."

To serve these ends the Office of Research works with campus partners to:

  • Raise the profile of research, scholarship, and creative activities across the campus and in the community
  • Support student research experiences
  • Offer professional development workshops to help faculty in all aspects of their research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Assist UW Tacoma faculty to pursue externally sponsored research funding
  • Help the faculty to partner with public agencies and community groups in the mutual pursuit of publicly engaged scholarship.


Faculty development series

Jan 10 (Tues) Roundtable on Course Based UG Research 12:30-1:30

Roundtable on Course Based UG Research

Undergraduate research is a high impact, enriching and empowering experience for students ( Despite the benefits to students and the faculty's own research, setting up independent undergraduate research experiences could sound daunting, but many of the same benefits can be gained through incorporating authentic research into courses, aka ‘course-based undergraduate research experiences.’ Dr. Cline and Dr. Hershberg will join us in the Teaching Forum to describe how, and encourage others, to weave research into different undergraduate level courses leveraging class structures to support student research.

Jan 19 (Thu) Work/Life Balance (Roundtable) 12:30-1:30

Work/Life Balance (Roundtable)

The participants in this roundtable take a step back from daily routine of meetings and deadlines, and reflect on strategies to handle competing demands on faculty life and to establish a healthy and sustainable balance. In addition to learning about family policies at the university, you will have opportunity to hear about how your colleagues manage work-related stress.

Jan 26 (Thu) Research Involving Human Subjects (Bell) 12:30-1:30

Research Involving Human Subjects (Bell)

Faculty will be given an overview of current Human Subjects procedures and policies including an update on Zipline. This is your chance to have all your IRB questions answered and to understand how the IRB process has been streamlined.

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