Strong relationships with our community are central to our success as an institution. The School of Engineering & Technology strives to form meaningful connections with public schools, regional community colleges, and local government and industry. SET is interested in how we can benefit from each other. Take the time to learn about some of the ways you can engage with the School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma.
To learn about programs for middle and high school students and teachers, see K-12 Programs.
The Industry Fellows model allows a faculty member and a practicing industry professional (the industry fellow) to collaborate on curriculum review, planning and delivery of a course related to the professional's domain of expertise. The faculty member provides a broad, theoretical understanding of the discipline, while the industry fellow brings knowledge gained from professional practice within particular settings.
The Faculty Fellows program was created to foster collaborations between Washington community and technical colleges and the School of Engineering & Technology. A number of community and technical college faculty members have participated in the program. The Fellows program has proven to be a very successful and productive joint venture that has created lasting collaborations. Many of these members continue to meet as the Community & Technical Colleges Community Committee on a quarterly basis as to discuss pedagogy, current topics and collaboration.
Disciplinary Commons in Computer Sciences
In 2005, a group of computer science faculty members at community colleges and baccalaureate-degree granting universities in the South Puget Sound region of Washington state met to initiate the Disciplinary Commons.