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Our Mission

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 identifies as a key 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;
  • Assist UW Tacoma faculty to pursue externally sponsored research funding;
  • Promote the professional development of faculty through workshops that help faculty in all aspects of their research, scholarship, and creative activities;
  • Support student research experiences
  • Help the faculty to partner with public agencies and community groups in the mutual pursuit of publicly-engaged scholarship.

Office of Research 2017-2018 annual report cover page  Fiscal Year 2018 Office of Research Annual Report



Recent Announcements

  • Student SHAREfest 2019 - 'Scholarship Highlights and Research Excellence' - Events announced! 
  • Upcoming Spring 2019 Faculty Development Events have been announced! 
  • See what your UW Tacoma colleagues have been up to in our Winter 2019 Office of Research Roundup
  • Learn about six new books authored by UW Tacoma faculty presented at our winter 2019 Publish and Flourish  - videos here.
  • New resources for faculty: Slides and recordings of recent workshops, including "Introduction to R and R Studio," "Intermediate R," "IRB Submissions," "Introduction to Proposal Writing" and "Royalty Research Fund Info Session" are now available here!
  • Learn about Office of Research initiatives and faculty activities over the past fiscal year in our recently-released FY2018 Annual Report