DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND REHABILITATION
Faculty Information and Resources
I. CONTRACTING, BENEFITS, AND PERFORMANCE REVIEWS
Code of Faculty Ethics for the Faculty of Western Washington University
Instructions to new faculty
Faculty Collective Bargaining (UFWW/WWU) Agreement
Faculty Vacancy Pool - apply or update application.
Results of all NTT faculty course evaluations should be submitted to the department on or before May 1st, as instructed in advance by the Chair. Tenure line faculty are reviewed on a different calendar cycle. The Woodring Evaluation Plan (see link below) includes instructions and timelines. All questions regarding this process should be directed to the Department Chair.
II. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Academic advisors should post office hours for drop in advising.
Typically, a student's core instructor is assigned as their faculty advisor. In some instances, students may request that another department faculty member serve as academic advisor. In these instances the student must complete and submit the Academic Advisor Request Form, signed by the new advisor. Ultimately, it is up to each faculty to determine whether or not to take on additional advisees."
Academic Policies - see Academic Policies in next section.
Assessment Plans - See below
Human Services: Schedule and Texts
Rehabilitation Counseling: Schedule and Texts
Staff will send you an e-form listing textbooks used previously when teaching various upcoming courses. There is one e-form for each course that will be taught. Please review and revise your textbook list(s) for the upcoming quarter specified on each form and route as shown below. Non Tenured faculty should submit their e-form(s) to faculty mentors 5 business days prior to this deadline to allow for review and approval of their proposed book lists.
This process complies with federally mandated deadlines that serve students interests by requiring textbooks to be posted by the time registration opens.
Rehabilitation Counseling: Route forms to Rehabilitation Counseling Academic Director for review, per national accreditation standard requirements.
Human Services: Non Tenured faculty route forms to your faculty mentor; tenured faculty/mentors route revised/reviewed forms to the Western Bookstore.
NOTE: It is important that the Western bookstore receives the e-form no later than the deadline specified on the e-form in the upper right corner of the form.
Elective “non core” courses may sometimes be taken by non-majors with faculty approval on a space available basis. In order that non-majors do not prevent a major from enrolling, non-majors wanting to enroll should be instructed to attend the first day of class before an override is granted by faculty via Web4Faculty override process.
Please do not automatically admit a student into your course without first checking with a site program coordinator. In some situations there may be a pre-existing wait list for entry into a class.
Students, faculty, and staff may initiate a request for override using the Override Request Form linked on the Human Services forms page.
Expectations for Student Academic and Professional
Please provide the date, start/end times, number of possible attendees, and any special equipment/technology requirements such as computer/projector or conference phone, as appropriate.
Related: computer lab reservations.
Staff are not available to help faculty generate or update syllabi, input grades (or related assessment data), or to create/manage faculty Blackboard classes, which are part of instructor employment responsibilities.
Departmental Supports to Faculty - listing of common staff supports to faculty and appropriate staff contacts.
III. WWU - POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
Please complete the Accidental Injury/Occupational Illness Report within 24 hours of all accidental injuries or occupational illnesses/exposures. Route to the department chair.
Academic Policies (Official online Catalog)
Programs are committed to implementation of assessment and evaluation systems that are consistent with the best thinking about the nature of assessment and the principles of best practice in using assessment-based information for program improvement. Faculty view assessment as a process integral to learning that involves observing the performance of candidates in context and evaluating performance on the basis of national standards.
Faculty who need replacements of paper evaluations may retrieve previous results by logging on to Faculty Web as long as their accounts are active. Links to past evaluation reports will appear under the “order evaluations” section.
Faculty who need replacement of online evaluations, please contact Woodring Web Help.
Course Withdrawals/Student Hardship
Make sure to contact the department chair and report to the university. See University Academic Policies online.
Field Trip Insurance
Instructions for grade submission.
Missing Student Work VS. the Grade Submission Deadline:
Grades not submitted by the deadline can hold up several university wide systems (bringing less than positive attention at the university level to entire programs and individual instructors alike). Worse, are the potentially adverse impacts upon students in the areas of financial aid calculations, issuance of a degree, determination of class rank and awards for graduating seniors, when no grade is entered by the submission deadline.
Consider issuing the incomplete (K) grade prior to the grade submission deadline upon student request and your approval of the Incomplete Contract (see Incomplete ("K") Grades below).
In the absence of suitable arrangements being made with the student for a K grade prior to the grade submission deadline, you may also consider simply issuing the grade earned by the student up to the point of the grade submission deadline. See "Grade Changes" below for more information.
These two approaches (K grades before the deadline and earned grade at the deadline) facilitate meeting the university deadline while allowing for the student to ultimately receive what they actually have earned. When in doubt it is generally safest to issue a K grade.
Grade changes are rare and can only take place under the conditions outlined in the university policy.
When changing lettered grades or addressing missing grades, faculty should route the following Web4 Faculty grade change e-form to the Registrar. Do not use this form to change a K grade. See Incomplete Grade Completion for the completion of K grades.
Grades - Incomplete ("K")
Normally an incomplete (K) grade is given only to a student who has been in attendance and has been doing passing work until the final two weeks of the quarter when extenuating circumstances beyond his or her control make it impossible to complete course requirements on schedule (extenuating circumstances do not include mere lateness in completing work). Students must request an incomplete (K) grade and a contract must be negotiated and signed before the Registrars grade submission deadline for that quarter and prior to (K) grades being submitted to the Registrar.
A date of completion must be
specified on the contract.
not extend the (K) grade contract beyond the length of
quarter (10 weeks).
Students should be given the grade earned at the time of
the incomplete contract minus any points associated with
incomplete assignments if course work is not completed
as agreed when the contract expires.
Student's Name and W#
Please CC the program manager so that the appropriate K grade contract e-form can be closed at the same time that the students transcript is being updated.
WWU Policy # POL-U5345.01 governs the use of Campus Mail Services.
It is a Western Washington University policy that campus mail services are provided exclusively for official University business. All mail received by the University is the property of the University. Personal mail may not be entered into the incoming, outgoing or interdepartmental mail stream. Faculty and staff must have all non-University, personal mail directed to their non-University address.
Personal mail interferes with the transfer of official correspondence between campus offices and delays the processing and delivery of mail.
Mileage and Day Trip Reimbursement (Electronic)
University Calendar/Holidays (Including beginning and end
Academic Technology (ATUS) Faculty Support:
Please note that the following
resources may also be of help:
Counseling Center Referrals
Bellingham - WWU Counseling Center
Everett - EVCC Counseling Center handles walk-in students in emergency situations (on a one-time basis).
dis/Ability Resources - Student Accommodations
Undergraduate Program Information and e-Forms
Graduate Program Independent Studies e-Form
On campus librarian
Off campus librarian - see Outreach Programs below.
Technology Center (Student and Faculty Support in Bellingham)
Student Support - http://www.wwu.edu/techcenter/
New Faculty Support: http://west.wwu.edu/atus/newfaculty
Writing Center Referrals and Support
VI. FACULTY STAFF SUPPORTS
Also see Staff Support
Campus Map (Bellingham)
Keys to Buildings and Offices
Parking Services (Bellingham)
· OUTREACH PROGRAMS (EVERETT)
Inclement Weather - Outreach sites follow the host campus closure schedule
Library Services - Extended Education