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October 19, 2011

Official Notices, Oct. 20

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a Regular Meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. at UW Medicine South Lake Union.

Blood Drives

Monday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UW Tower (visitor dining room)

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., UW Tower (visitor dining room)

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

Subject of Possible Rule Making:  Chapter 478-156 WAC, Rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Amendments to the University of Washingtons rules for student housing are proposed to limit the scope of the rules to the Seattle campus, to update the types of housing now offered to students, and to streamline 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.

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

Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-160-163 “Waivers of Tuition and Fees.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.15.558 and 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  The amendment of WAC 478-160-163 is intended to modify the conditions under which the University of Washington offers the tuition waiver authorized by RCW 28B.15.558 for university, state, and specific educational employees.

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.

UW Policy on Sexual Harassment

Our University of Washington community is committed to maintaining a civil and compassionate environment. To that end, our community does not condone or tolerate sexual harassment. The University’s non-discrimination policy is guided by state and federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment. These state and federal laws include, among others, the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (Chapter 49.60 RCW), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment. In addition, the University’s policy defines sexual harassment as follows:

“Sexual harassment” is a form of harassment based on the recipient’s sex that is characterized by:

1.  Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person who has authority over the recipient when:

a. Submission to such conduct is made either an implicit or explicit condition of the individual’s employment, academic status, or ability to use University facilities and services, or

b. Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for a decision that affects tangible aspects of the individual’s employment, academic status, or use of University facilities; or

2.  Unwelcome and unsolicited language or conduct that is of a sexual nature or that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance (Executive Order No. 31).

Sexual harassment is illegal. Faculty, staff, and students who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to corrective or disciplinary action. Violations can lead to severe penalties, up to and including termination of employment or termination from educational programs, as well as possible personal liability.

Because consensual relationships between students and instructors may interfere with the learning relationship, the Faculty Senate has adopted a policy that states:

No faculty member, teaching assistant, research assistant, department chair, dean, or other administrative officer should vote, make recommendations, or in any other way participate in the decision of any matter which may directly affect the employment, promotion, academic status, or evaluation of a student with whom he or she has or has had a familial, sexual, or romantic relationship (Faculty Code, Chapter 24, Section 24-33, Footnote: Faculty/Student Relationships and Conflicts of Interest).

The University will promptly respond to and take appropriate action concerning allegations of sexual harassment. In addition, the University prohibits retaliation against anyone for reporting, cooperating with, or participating in the University’s complaint process regarding allegations of sexual harassment (Executive Order No. 31 and Administrative Policy Statement 46.3).

Each member of the University community is asked to participate fully in our collective effort to maintain the University of Washington’s commitment to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment. Toward that effort, the University also provides a number of resources to members of the campus community who either believe they have been subjected to sexual harassment or have knowledge that leads them to believe that a member of our community has been subjected to sexual harassment. The University has designated the below individuals as being responsible for coordinating our compliance with Title IX, as well as with Chapter 49.60 RCW, Title VII and the Universitys non-discrimination policy.  Academic personnel, staff or students with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program (including sexual harassment) should contact the relevant Title IX Coordinator listed below:

-For information, investigation, and to report sexual harassment incidents involving UW employees, please contact:

Jill Lee

Director, University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office

4311-11th Avenue NE, Suite 630

206-616-2028

-For information, support, and to report sexual harassment incidents involving undergraduate or graduate students, including an explanation of rights and responsibilities under the Student Conduct Code, please contact either:

Shannon Bailie

Director, Health and Wellness

Office of the Vice President & Vice Provost for Student Life

L136 Lander Hall

206-543-6085

Elizabeth Higgins

Director, Community Standards and Student Conduct

Office of the Vice President & Vice Provost for Student Life

226 Condon Hall

206-685-6194

 

-For assistance and in
formation regarding graduate student conduct rights and responsibilities, please contact:

Rebecca Aanerud

Associate Dean, The Graduate School

302 Loew Hall

206-543-5139

 

-For assistance and information involving the athletic programs, please contact:

Stephanie Rempe

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

230 Graves Building

206-543-2279

 

Karen F. Baebler

Assistant Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

220 Graves Building

206-685-7853

 

-Compliance assistance for academic personnel and staff is available by contacting:

Torrey Tiburzi

Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

231 Gerberding Hall

206-543-1830

Other available resources include:

-University Ombudsman, 206-543-6028

-Staff Campus Human Resources Operations (including Tacoma, and Bothell), 206-543-2354

-Staff UW Medical Center Human Resources, 206-598-6116

-Staff Harborview Medical Center Human Resources, 206-744-9220

-Academic Human Resources, 206-543-5630 (Faculty, librarians and academic staff)

If you have any questions, please contact pres@u.washington.edu