October 7, 2010
Board of Regents
The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library.
- Thursday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Bus on north side of Schmitz Hall
- Friday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Health Sciences Lobby
- Monday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., McCarty main lounge
- Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bus by George Washington statue
Applications now being accepted for the UW–University of Bergen exchange program
Faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to apply to be in residence at our partner university in Norway, the University of Bergen. Scholars are asked to complete the form available on the Department of Scandinavian Studies website, “Bergen Exchange.” The academic project and proposed period of residence (minimum stay is one academic quarter), should be provided as well as the contact/host department at the University of Bergen. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not required, and scholars from all fields are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Dec. 15, submitted to Department of Scandinavian Studies, Box 353420.
Scholars receive round-trip airfare and continue to receive their UW salary. Assistance with access to university housing near campus is provided.
The Bergen Exchange Program was established by faculty at both universities in 1979 and is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost of Global Affairs and the 100 Vikings Friends of Bergen Development Program. In the 30 years since the program’s founding, 69 UW faculty members have been visiting faculty at the University of Bergen and University of Trondheim and 89 faculty members from the University of Bergen and the University of Trondheim have been visiting faculty at the University of Washington.
For questions concerning the application process, please feel to contact members of the Faculty Exchange Committee:
- Christine Ingebritsen, Chair, (Scandinavian Studies)
- David Olson (Political Science)
- Ronald Dear (Social Work)
- Bruce Hevly (History)
- Tom Andrews (Law)
- Norman McCormick (Engineering)
- Terje Leiren (Scandinavian Studies)
- David Pitts (Endodontics)
Small Grants research awards open for applications
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington 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 website or by calling ADAI at 206-543-0937.
Notice of Expedited Rule Making (Per RCW 34.05.353)
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 478-165, WAC, “Cost Savings in Course Materials.”
Statutory Authority for Adoption and Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 241, Laws of 2009; Chapter 28B.10.590 RCW; and RCW 28B.20.130.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: During the 2009 Legislative Session, Chapter 241, Laws of 2009 amended RCW 28B.10.590 and required the University of Washington to amend its rules accordingly. The statute now requires book stores affiliated with the University of Washington to disclose additional specific information to students on required course materials, and for University faculty to consider additional means by which to provide the least costly course materials, when educational content is comparable. The University of Washington proposes amending chapter 478-165 WAC with essentially the same language as the amended statute.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The content of the proposed rule is dictated by statute.
NOTICE: THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO:
Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, University of Washington, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195-1210, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-685-3825 (FAX) AND RECEIVED BY Nov. 23.