This is a three-year community arts project with three interrelated activities.
The main focus of the project is a free, annual arts event where community members
(both on campus and off) share their art, make art together, and participate in
free arts-based workshops.
This fund provides seed grants designed to support research or creative work in
publicly engaged projects, facilitate collaboration with community partners for the
purpose of scholarship and creative activities, launch lecture series with community
partners, and other initiatives that help the UW Tacoma to champion publicly engaged
Holding difficult conversations skillfully touches on all aspects of creating a campus
climate where all are welcome and encouraged to succeed. Courageous Engagement builds
faculty and staff capacity in dealing effectively with one another around differences
while strengthening relationships.
DESIGNING INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGED WORK
This initiative will support the design of an institution-wide support center
for community engaged work at UW Tacoma. It is a milestone for faculty, students
and community members who have expressed a need for institutional support of
community based work and an entry point for community engagement.
FOSTERING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED COURSES
To reduce curriculum bottlenecks and identify success pathways for students,
we will develop our capacity to use analytic tools to provide information to
academic programs for scheduling and curriculum improvement initiatives. Real-time
planning will promote more efficient use of resources and student success.
NEW STUDENT COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE & DATA FOR BUILDING A LEARNING COMMONS
This initiative aims to build a new type of collaborative and flexible space for UW Tacoma students in the library. This will facilitate group work and respond to student requests for spaces in which they can work together. We will gather data on how this space is used for future space design including planning for a Learning Commons.
Student Transition Programs, Admissions, and faculty will collaboratively design
workshops for prospective students around majors offered at UW Tacoma. These
workshops will be led by paid student Access Ambassadors, expanding paid
opportunities for current students to become involved in prospective student
outreach and helping UW Tacoma meet increasing requests for K-12 group visits.
Student case management is an emerging best practice that connects students in need
with campus and community resources. UW Tacoma’s approach will help students
address a range of issues including food insecurity, homelessness, legal aid,
personal safety and more.
TRANSFORMING GLOBAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
This collaborative SIF project (Global Affairs, Undergraduate Education and Academic
Technologies) will create global learning opportunities for our place-bound students.
UW Tacoma stakeholders and external partners will collaborate to enhance access to resources that support safe and positive interactions with diverse youth. Trainings and resources will be piloted in Autumn 2019, and student participants will receive financial support for youth-focused outreach.
WE ARE UWTACOMA
Designed to collect, curate, and share the stories of students, staff, and faculty across our campus, this initiative seeks to encourage student persistence and success, to define and shape our common culture, and to acknowledge and honor the diversity of the UW Tacoma community.
BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OER
This project takes steps toward improving textbook affordability for UW Tacoma students by encouraging the use of Open Educational Resources. Participating faculty will receive stipends to join a workshop series focused on finding, using, and adapting OER for UW Tacoma classes and creating a community of interested stakeholders on campus.
UW TACOMA PODCAST
UW Tacoma is a unique institution and our goal is to tell the story of this university and its people. In keeping with UW Tacoma's commitment to access, this podcast will be hosted by a student. In this way the show will serve as both a source of information and teaching tool.
MINI MAKER FAIRE
Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire is about catalyzing our community through maker education and expanding PreK-20 STEAM pathways into opportunities that benefit the social, cultural, and economic well-being of the region. Hosted on the University of Washington Tacoma campus on May 11, 2019, this community-wide initiative brings together more than 11 core community partners.
UNLOCKING SCHOLARLY WORK
This project promotes community and global engagement with faculty research by significantly expanding the number of open access articles that UW Tacoma faculty currently share through UW Tacoma Digital Commons and other repositories.
HUSKY POST PRISON SUMMIT
Chris Beasley and Sarah Wilkinson are hosting a UWT Husky Post-Prison Pipeline summit. This two-day summit will include a day of listening to guests from pathways programs and community partners as well as a day of planning with UWT administrators.
BUILDING COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY THROUGH MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL
A group of mathematics faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is hosting a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on UW Tacoma campus on April 27, 2019. The mission of this event is to inspire and invite K8 -12 students from Tacoma Public Schools to explore the richness and the beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative and creative problem-solving.
UWT employees over 400 students in jobs across campus. They contribute invaluable services with gusto while gaining practical skills and experience. During Student Employee Appreciation Week we’ll recognize and celebrate our student workforce with a series of lunches and awards.