The UW, throughnumerous policies, prohibits sex- and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination and expects students, faculty, and staff to act professionally and respectfully in all work, learning, and research environments.
For support, resources, and reporting options related to sex- and gender-based violence, harassment, or discrimination, refer to the UW Title IX’s website, specifically the Know Your Rights & Resources guide. Should you wish to make the Office of the Office of the Title IX Coordinator aware of a Title IX concern, visit the Make a Title IX Report webpage.
Please know that if you choose to disclose information to me about sex- or gender-based violence, harassment, or discrimination, I will connect you (or the person who experienced the conduct) with resources and individuals who can best provide support and options. You can also access additional resources directly:
Please note that some senior leaders and other specified employees have been identified as Officials Required to Report. If an Official Required to Report learns of possible sex- or gender-based violence, harassment, or discrimination they are required to contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator and report all the details they have in order to ensure that the person who experienced harm is offered support and reporting options.
Classroom Civility - All classes and activities on the UWT campus are about learning, which often involves the exchange of ideas. However, the tone and intention behind that exchange are important. Civility, politeness, reasonableness, and willingness to listen to others are expected at all times – even when passions run high. Behaviors must support learning, understanding, and scholarship.
Student Conduct in Remote Learning Contexts - The Student Conduct Code remains in place for all students whether a course is offered in person, online, or remotely. The instructor’s intellectual property rights and the privacy of all course participants must not be violated by students at UW Tacoma. Students may not share course materials with non-class members without explicit written permission from the course instructor. Harassment or bullying of instructors and students, including via electronic media, the internet, social networks, blogs, cell phones, and text messages, will not be tolerated. Students found responsible for such infractions are subject to disciplinary sanctions. Students may not record any part of a class session without the express consent of the instructor, unless approved as a disability accommodation. Individual course instructors may record course sessions but only for use by registered class members for instructional purposes. All recordings will be housed on secure platforms authorized by UW.
Escort Service: Safety escorts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there is no time limit. Call the main office line at 253-692-4416.
In case of a fire alarm: During an emergency evacuation, take your valuables ONLY if it is safe to do so. You could put yourself or someone else at risk by delaying your exit. Plan to return to class once the alarm has stopped. Do not return until you have received an all-clear from somebody "official," the web or email.
In case of an earthquake: DROP, COVER, and HOLD. Once the shaking stops, take your valuables and leave the building. Do not plan to return for the rest of the day. Do not return to the building until you have received an all-clear from somebody "official," the web or email.
SafeCampus- Preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at the UW plays apart. The SafeCampus website (washington.edu/safecampus) provides information on counseling and safety resources, University policies, and violence reporting requirements help us maintain a safe personal, work and learning environment.
Inclement Weather- Always check the UWT Home Page: tacoma.uw.edu. Official campus closures or delays will be announced there first. Course Announcements and Email regarding assignments and expectations during a closure will follow once the severity of the situation is known.
"Call 253-383-INFO or check the UW Tacoma homepage to determine whether campus operations have been suspended or delayed. If not, but driving conditions remain problematic, call the professor's office number. This number should provide information on whether a particular class will be held or not, and/or the status of pending assignments. If the first two numbers have been contacted and the student is still unable to determine whether a class(es) will be held, or the student has a part-time instructor who does not have an office phone or contact number, call the program office number for updated information."
Email Policy - "UW Tacoma employees and students are issued a University of Washington NetID and email account. University email communications will only be sent to their University of Washington email address. Faculty and staff are not obligated to respond to students using non-UW email accounts.Those who choose to forward their emails to a non-UW email address do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any email address, and any such problems will not absolve employees and students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of electronic university communications sent to UW email addresses." For the complete Policy Statement, follow the link in the heading title.
Electronic Devices - Electronic devices (including, but not limited to, cell phones, tablets and laptops) may only be used in the classroom with the permission of the instructor. Activities that are not relevant to the course, such as checking/ sending email, playing games and surfing the web, are considered disruptive activities when class is in session. Check with your school/program about their electronic devices policy, or to see if it's at the discretion of the instructor.
Infants/Children in Class Policy - Mothers who are breastfeeding an infant, or expressing milk, may do so in class without the permission of the instructor. Or if you prefer to breastfeed or breast-pump outside of class, you may take time out of class to use a lactation room (GWP 410). However, in either case, it is a good idea to communicate with the instructor ahead of time. If you want to bring an older infant or child(ren) to class, you must get permission from the instructor ahead of time. If permission is granted, you are responsible for seeing that the child or children are not disruptive to the class and for ensuring that all additional University policies and rules are followed by those that you bring. There are some classes where it may not be safe for an infant, child or children to be present, and in those cases an instructor may restrict an infant, child or children from being present in class. - Approved by the Executive Council on 2/17/17
Technology Requirements for Online Learning - “How to be a successful digital learner: To do well, your technology should be reliable and fast. Your hardware should be up-to-date. Your machine should be protected from viruses. You should use secure passwords and know the site and sender when being asked to download a file. These are your responsibilities, as your online instructor won't be able to help you with your own, unique technology problems.” For more information, follow the linked title.
Incomplete - An Incomplete is given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work until within two weeks of the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student's control. A written statement of the reason for the giving of the Incomplete, listing the work which the student will need to do to remove it, must be filed by the instructor with the head of the department or the dean of the college in which the course is given.
Disability Resources for Students-
Access and Accommodations: Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course. If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 253-692-4522 or firstname.lastname@example.org or tacoma.uw.edu/drsuwt. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS. It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington Tacoma to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.
Library - Library Syllabus Statement For Inclusion in Faculty Syllabi The UW Tacoma Library provides services and tools to support students at all levels of expertise. You can:
check out books and videos,
borrow technology, including laptops, graphing and scientific calculators, cables, phone chargers, headphones, and more,
Librarians help students become more confident about the research process, including developing paper topics, utilizing effective research strategies, and evaluating resources. Scheduled or drop-in help is available. Visit our website at tacoma.uw.edu/library or see us in person in the Snoqualmie (SNO) or Tioga Library Buildings (TLB)
Campus Study Spaces Webpage - The UWT Study Webpage https://tacoma.uw.edu/study is a central site for students to access information on all types of study spaces available on campus. The Webpage provides links to all reservable study spaces and to SCOUT, a tri-campus platform with information on a variety of non-reservable study spaces throughout campus.
Subject Librarians - Make an appointment with a subject librarian to talk about library resources, research strategies, focusing a topic, evaluating information and more.
Teaching and Learning Center - The Teaching and Learning Center offers free academic support for students at all levels. We offer one-on-one consultations and group workshops in writing, math, statistics, and science. We also work with students on questions about English grammar and vocabulary, reading, and learning strategies. The Quantitative Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Snoqualmie building (Snoqualmie 260) and online. The Writing Center is located on Tioga (TLB) 2nd floor. Our schedules for appointments and drop-in visits are posted on our website at tacoma.uw.edu/tlc. For special needs or subject tutoring requests, please email email@example.com or call 253-692-4417. Our services summarized:
· Writing support: writing consultations, online tutoring, workshops & support
· ESL Support - Help for students whose first language is not English
IT Essentials for Students (or Tech Essentials for Students) - Information Technology offers many resources to students to be successful on campus or in the virtual classroom. Learn about email, cloud storage, online tools, labs, equipment checkout, and more.
Online Support for Your Course Work - "Succeeding in an online course means being organized, self-reliant and aware of UW Tacoma's online support services. We're here to help you succeed, but it's up to you to "come to class" often, know the electronic resources available, and stay on course!"
Self and Family Support
Bias Incident Reporting Website - A resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond.
Child Care Assistance - (MAT 103) - Parenting students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources provided on campus. These resources include the Huskies and Pups RSO, the Childcare Assistance Program, on-campus Family Friendly Spaces, and back-up/sick care at one of these locations Bright Horizons and KinderCare. On campus resources include lactation rooms and baby changing stations. For more detailed information, visit https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/cfss or contact the Huskies and Pups RSO: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Emergency Aid -Life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact student academic success and personal well being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.
Military-Connected Student Statement - If you are a student who is a veteran, on active duty, in the reserves or national guard, or a military spouse or dependent, then stay in contact with your instructor if any aspect of your present or prior service or family situation makes it difficult for you to fulfill the requirements of a course or creates disruption in your academic progress. It is important to make your instructor aware of any complication, then he/she will work with you and, if needed, put you in contact with university staff who are trained to assist you. Campus resource for veterans, service members, and families are located in the Veteran and Military Resource Center, TLB 307A. The VMRC can be reached at email@example.com, 253-692-4923
Psychological & Wellness Services- The Psychological & Wellness Services office offers short-term, problem-focused counseling to UW Tacoma students who may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of college, work, family, and relationships. Counselors are available to help students cope with stresses and personal issues that may interfere with their ability to perform in school. The service is provided confidentially and without additional charge to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. To schedule an appointment, please call 253-692-4522, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Psychological & Wellness Services, located in MAT 354. Additional information can also be found by visiting: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/paws.
UWT Student Health Services - All UW Tacoma students who pay the Services and Activities Fee (SAF) can receive student health services at six Franciscan Prompt Care clinics: Bonney Lake, Burien, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup,Tacoma. The “distributive care model” provides students more ways to access health care through six Virginia Mason Franciscan Health prompt care facilities throughout the Puget Sound, as well as access to Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care, at no additional cost. The Franciscan Prompt Care clinic located across the street from St. Joseph Medical Center, just up the hill from campus, is designated as the UW Tacoma clinic where students will receive priority treatment. All current SAF-paying UW Tacoma students have access to Student Health Services, even those who have health insurance. Appointments are scheduled by calling 253-428-2200.
Military-Connected Student Statement - If you are a student who is a veteran, on active duty, in the reserves or national guard, or a military spouse or dependent, then stay in contact with your instructor if any aspect of your present or prior service or family situation makes it difficult for you to fulfill the requirements of a course or creates disruption in your academic progress. It is important to make your instructor aware of any complication, then he/she will work with you and, if needed, put you in contact with university staff who are trained to assist you. Campus resource for veterans, service members and families are located in the Veteran and Military Resource Center, TLB 307A. The VMRC can be reached at email@example.com, 253-692-4923
The Pantry - Providing supplemental, nutritional, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all UWT students and their families. Stop by during weekly drop-in hours (DOUGAN 104) Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or complete the online Food Request Form at https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/pantry.
Oasis center- Oasis transforms the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive. Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders.Oasis is the only drop-in and support center dedicated to the needs of LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County. We are a youth-adult partnership in which youth and adults come together for shared teaching learning and action! Office Phone: 253-671-2838. Emergency Cell Phone: 253-988-2108
Short-Term Loan Program- The Office of Student Financial Aid has funds available for short-term loans to assist students with temporary cash flow problems. Funds are generally available within one to four working days, only to students who are currently attending the university (loans cannot be processed between quarters). Repayment is due by the next quarter, or whenever additional funds such as financial aid arrive on account, whichever comes first. There is no interest on the short-term loans but there is a service charge added to the repayment amount. Students may apply online through MyUW under "Personal Services." Paper application forms are also available in the Financial Aid Office, but the processing time is longer.Learn more about short-term loans
Student Advocacy and Support - The Office of Student Advocacy and Support provides referral and support services to students. The purpose of this office is to assist student in developing strategies to overcome and address barriers that prevent them from achieving their educational goals. The student and staff work together to establish a set of goals and action steps to address barriers in the student’s life. We help students navigate on and off campus resources that can address issues such as housing insecurity, food, safety and security, relationship issues, physical and mental health care and financial hardships. You may set up an appointment by filling out a referral form: www.tacoma.uw.edu/help , sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 253-692-5934, or stop by our office MAT 203.