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Faculty Field Tour

Office of External Affairs

The UW Faculty Field Tour is a five-day immersive tour of the state of Washington. It’s designed for faculty members who are new to the state and to the university. The 2017 tour is scheduled for June 12–16.

Covering roughly 1,000 miles, the tour features visits to high-tech manufacturers, including Boeing, as well as Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane and Washington’s agricultural heartland. It’s also a unique opportunity to meet other new faculty from various disciplines and campuses, learn about the communities UW students come from and talk one-on-one with University leaders.

Participants from previous tours share their experiences

“The Faculty Field Tour is an AMAZING experience! The trip was a great way to get to know this extremely diverse and fascinating state. It was also an amazing way to bond with people you likely wouldn’t have met otherwise.”
– Cynthia Chang, assistant professor, UW Bothell School of STEM

“The Faculty Field Tour provided very important context and background for the UW community at-large. I found it to be extremely helpful to better understand the reach and impact of the UW across the region. I felt so much more connected to the UW after the tour.”
– Zach Marcum, assistant professor, School of Pharmacy

“Our trip allowed us to meet people in the community and see beautiful landscapes outside the Puget Sound region. It was an enriching experience in several ways, and I would recommend this tour to new faculty.”
– Ed Chamberlain, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma