Our campus is respectful, productive and inclusive.
Quality relationships are the foundation of a great workplace. Employees benefit from
infrastructure that keeps them informed, makes their work more efficient and highlights
their accomplishments. UW Tacoma aspires to be an employer of choice by cultivating trust,
care and mutual accountability. These require investments in effective communication, shared
governance and administrative processes.
In collaboration with other cross-University efforts, the Office of Equity &
Inclusion will help shepherd the administration of a tri-campus climate survey
on the UW Tacoma campus during the 2018-2019 academic year. E & I will also
help support efforts to synthesize data from the survey, share findings and
plan strategies and actions associated with recommendations that emerge from
PROPOSE PROGRAMS BECOMING SCHOOLS
UW Tacoma is seeking approval from University of Washington and the Board of Regents for the
Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Urban Studies, and Social Work and Criminal Justice
programs to be recognized as schools.
CAMPUS LIVING ROOM
In support of creating a more welcoming campus and enhancing the Husky
experience, we are exploring the creation of informal gathering areas with
eating options on campus to broaden the opportunity for social interactions
for all students, faculty and staff.
CREATE LEARNING COMMONS
In order to enhance the student experience and positively impact student persistence and
success, we are working to create a Learning Commons – a space with integrated technology,
support and consultative services in a central and seamless learning environment for all
members of the UW Tacoma community.
In order to continue boosting mission-aligned private and alternative resource
development within the Schools, units and other priority projects and initiatives,
we will explore cost-sharing initiatives to increase the capacity of Advancement
at UW Tacoma by adding dedicated Development Officers.
REVISIT INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
We will initiate an audit of current internal communications practices,
establish goals for communication and engagement, consider opportunities
for process improvement, and create an implementation plan for improved UW
Tacoma internal communications.
CREATE LONG-TERM COMMENCEMENT PLAN
Currently, there are two commencement ceremonies for UW Tacoma at the Tacoma
Dome. The current state is not viable long-term due to our growth. We will
explore various options for how to create UW Tacoma commencement ceremonies
that are meaningful for our graduating students and their families.
Partnering with our academic units, experts from throughout the UW system, and experts from
across higher education, we will develop a cohort-based leadership learning experience for
current faculty and emerging leaders from across campus.
COMMUNICATIONS PLAN FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
Communicating our progress on the Strategic Plan and key metrics on campus
initiatives is critical to our campus momentum. We will develop a communications
plan that engages key constituencies using appropriate media and messages to
accomplish clear understanding of progress.