UW News

August 20, 2009

Official notices

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents Regular Meeting for August has been canceled. The next Regular Meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at UW Tower.

Blood Drives

  • Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m., S. Side of Schmitz Hall
  • Friday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., William Gates Hall
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby

Call for Applications: Executive Secretary โ€” Phi Beta Kappa, Washington Alpha

The Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Washington is seeking applications for the part-time position of Executive Secretary.

Job Description

The Executive Secretary is responsible for administering the affairs of the University of Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Washington Alpha chapter was established at the University in 1914 and is overseen by an Executive Board comprised of eleven Phi Beta Kappa members currently on the faculty and staff of the University. The Executive Secretary reports to the Board and takes direction from the chapter President and other officers as necessary.

Under the direction of the Board, the Executive Secretary is responsible for managing the annual review of candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa, managing the chapter’s finances, producing reports on annual activity, communicating with the national Phi Beta Kappa office, liaison to various University departments, communicating with candidates for membership and recording acceptances to chapter membership. The executive secretary is also an ex officio member of the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa’s board of trustees. The position is part-time for eleven months a year, averaging approximately ten hours per week. Compensation is $500 per month; $5,500 annually.

Phi Beta Kappa is an independent national organization chartered to the University of Washington. This position is not a UW position; the individual is employed by the Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Office space and equipment are provided at the University of Washington.

To Apply

Inquiries about this position should be sent to Professor Joe Janes, President, Phi Beta Kappa Washington Alpha, The Information School, University of Washington, Box 352840, Seattle, WA 98195, or to jwj@u.washington.edu.

Notice of Possible Rule Making โ€” Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-140 WAC, “Rules and Regulations for the University of Washington Governing Student Education Records.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject: RCW 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The University intends to revise this chapter due to recent amendments by the Department of Education to the federal regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA โ€” 20 U.S.C. ยง1232g). In addition, as the chapter has not been comprehensively amended since July 1999, the University will update this chapter as necessary to reflect current administrative practices.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments or inquiries to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, by one of the following routes:

Mail: University of Washington

Rules Coordination Office

Box 351210

Seattle, WA 98195-1210

Email: rules@uw.edu 

Fax: 206-685-3825.

Grants offered for alcohol, drug abuse research

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from UW researchers for its Small Grants research awards. Proposed research must be in alcohol or drug abuse-related fields. The maximum amount considered for funding is $30,000 for faculty and research scientists. The funding limit for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows is $20,000.

The next application deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 15. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 206-543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI Web site at http://depts.washington.edu/adai or by calling ADAI at 206-543-0937.