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Campus-wide Committees

Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee

The Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee is responsible for matters of policy relating to academic affairs, including proposals for new academic programs; majors, minors, concentrations, and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs; applications for new and revised courses; scholastic standards including admissions; and campus graduation requirements.
Reports to: Faculty Assembly Executive Council

Chair: Robin Evans-Agnew (2019-20)

Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure

The Faculty Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure advises the Chancellor on promotion and tenure cases under review, and on appointments in cases where consultation is needed. It also recommends policies related to appointment, tenure and promotion.
Reports to: Faculty Assembly Executive Council

Chair: Yonn Dierwechter (2019-20)

Art Committee

This committee reviews and makes recommendations to the chancellor on acquisition and permanent installation of artwork at UW Tacoma, consistent with the UW Public Art Policy. The committee also applies the UW Public Art Policy to review of temporary installations.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Joshua Knudson

Associated Student of the University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT)

ASUWT is the student government body, the voice of students at UW Tacoma, in the community, and in state and local governments. Their job is to represent UW Tacoma’s diverse student body by promoting students’ interests, needs, and welfare at every level of power.
Reports to: n/a

President: Vincent Da

Campus Technology Committee

The UW Tacoma Campus Technology Committee (CTC) provides advice on the use of information technologies to the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and the campus as a whole.
Reports to: Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Chair: (no member is indicated as chair)

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

The mission of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability is to create and promote a sustainable university community.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Jim Gawel

Chancellor's Budget Advisory Committee

The primary goal of this committee is to involve the faculty, staff and student constituents early in the year as budget priorities are being set and then continue involvement of the three groups as the formal budget process gets underway during the Winter and Spring quarters of the academic year.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Chancellor

Distinguished Research Award Committee

The Distinguished Research Award recognizes a faculty member who has achieved a record of notable scholarship or creative activity, who has generated new knowledge or creativity that impacts their intellectual discipline, and who has contributed to the intellectual climate of the UW Tacoma campus and its communities.
Reports to: Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Chair: Eric Madfis (2018-19)

Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates a mastery of their subject matter, the ability to engage diverse students both within and outside of the classroom, and strives for innovation in course design.
Reports to: Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Chair: Danica Miller (2018-19)

Distinguished Community Engagement Award Committee

The Distinguished Community Engagement Award recognizes the important and innovative community-engaged and community-based work by faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma. This work may be short or long term and may be with a single or multiple partners, and may be focused on teaching and learning, research, policy, citizenship building, creative work, or community building.
Reports to: Assistant Chancellor for Community Engagement

Chair: Ali Modarres

Executive Budget Committee

The Executive Budget Committee advises the chancellor on the allocation of resources, including new initiatives or topics with significant financial impact to the campus and overall budget. 
Reports to: Chancellor
Chair: Chancellor

Faculty Affairs Committee

The Faculty Affairs Committee investigates and responds to issues of widespread concern including, but not limited to, faculty governance, procedures regarding tenure and promotion, merit, teaching assessment, and an ongoing focus upon race and equity.
Reports to: Faculty Assembly Executive Council

Chair: Jim Thatcher (2019-20)

Faculty Assembly

Faculty Assembly is the collective voice of UW Tacoma’s faculty. The means by which the faculty performs its role in setting University policy for the purpose of advancing the university’s mission. Its responsibilities include setting admission and graduation standards, creating courses and degree programs, and establishing criteria for faculty appointment, tenure and promotion. The Faculty Assembly also advises the Chancellor on budgetary matters and other policies that affect the university’s ability to achieve its academic goals.
Reports to: n/a

Chair: Marian Harris (2019-20)

Global Honors Faculty Council

The Global Honors Faculty Council is responsible for providing academic and specialist guidance to the Global Honors program on matters including curriculum, admissions and graduation.
Reports to: Executive Director of Global Honors

Chair: Divya McMillin

Health & Safety Committee

The purpose of the Health and Safety Committee is to improve workplace health and safety through employee involvement in the review and evaluation of programs.
Reports to: Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Chairs: Hannah Wilson and David Hirschberg

Lecturer Affairs Committee

Lecturer Affairs addresses issues pertaining to the growth, sustainability and labor equity questions surrounding contingent faculty within the University of Washington and the effects these issues have on student outcomes. It is a subcommittee of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
Reports to: Faculty Assembly Executive Council

Chair: Jeremy Davis and Leann Laux-Bauchand

New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee Committee

The New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee Committee (NSEOFC) provides guidance and oversight to the allocation of NSEOF funds.
Reports to: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Chair: Karl Smith

Paulsen Visiting Chair Committee

The purpose of this committee is to advise the Chancellor on the selection of annual speakers for the Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Endowed Lectureship in Public Affairs, as well as ensure that the speaker contributes to an intellectually vibrant campus, and engages with students.
Reports to: Chancellor (managed by Faculty Assembly)

Chair: Not listed

Staff Association

The Staff Association facilitates communication between staff, faculty and administrators on campus-wide issues. It seeks to unify staff at UW Tacoma, in order to enhance the working experiences and ability of staff to contribute to the larger campus community.
Reports to: n/a

Chair: Chris Fuentes

Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee

The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee guides the strategic plan implementation process over the life of the new plan. The group will develop processes and policies as necessary to fully integrate the plan into the fabric of the institution’s operations.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Joe Lawless

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board plans, produces, and coordinates social, educational, and diverse events on campus.
Reports to: ASUWT

Chair: Mohagani Townsend

Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC)

The Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC) is appointed by the chancellor. Student members of the SAFC set the amount of the SAF and recommend what services the fee will fund.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Elijah Freeman

Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC)

The Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) is appointed by the Associated Students of UW Tacoma (ASUWT).  Student members of the fee committee recommend the amount of the STF and decide what technology resources the fee will fund through the Annual Allocation and the Special Allocation processes.  The STFC includes at least four students, five non-voting ex officio members and one compliance officer.
Reports to: ASUWT

Chair: John Nguyen

Use of University Facilities (UUF) Committee

The Use of University Facilities (UUF) committee establishes policies, guidelines and procedures for use of university facilities by UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff and by members of the surrounding community.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Tessa Coleman and Chelsea Kastelnik

 

Community Advisory Boards

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is the core of an active UW Tacoma alumni community providing opportunities for lasting engagement, collaboration and networking while supporting the mission, vision and goals of UW Tacoma.
Reports to: Alumni Relations Officer

Chair: Joseph Franco (SIAS ’13)

Chancellor’s Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the University of Washington Tacoma provides guidance to the campus on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Chancellor

Chair: Brian Marlow

Educational Administration Program Professional Educator Standards Board (PEAB)

Required by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board, this Board participates in and cooperates with the School of Education on decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of the Educational Administration preparation program.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Education

Chair: Rob MacGregor

Milgard School of Business Executive Council

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the Milgard School on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Dean of the Milgard School of Business

Chair: Larry Kopp

Nursing Program Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides guidance to the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Chair: (not indicated)

School of Engineering & Technology Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the School of Engineering & Technology on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Engineering & Technology

Chair: Bruce Kendall

Social Work & Criminal Justice Advisory Council

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the School of Social Work & Criminal Justice on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Director of School of Social Work & Criminal Justice

Chair: (not indicated)

Teacher Certification Program Professional Educator Standards Board (PEAB)

Required by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board, this Board participates in and cooperates with the School of Education on decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of the Teacher Certification preparation program.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Education

Chairs: Julia Aguiurre and Carey Kirkwood

Urban Studies Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the School of Urban Studies on issues surrounding higher education, assists in building relationships with business and civic leaders and advocates for University resources.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Urban Studies

Chair: Scott S. Newman