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Faculty & Staff Insider

Welcome to the Faculty & Staff Insider! Here you will find relevant resources and weekly updates to enhance your employment experience at the UW.


Faculty spotlight

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Teaching Online 101
Join this online, asynchronous course designed to enhance your digital course design and pedagogical skill set. The course will run from June 16 to July 21.

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Staff spotlight

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Project management essentials
In this introductory online workshop, gain helpful tools and techniques for successful project management along with practical tips for working with cross-functional project teams.


Student spotlight

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LinkedIn Learning
Did you know that UW students have free access to LinkedIn Learning? With over 16,000 courses taught by industry experts, there are ample opportunities to help you develop and enhance skills.

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Tricia Serio named provost at the UW

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President Ana Mari Cauce named Tricia Serio Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on May, 17. Serio succeeds Mark Richards, who has held the role at the UW since July 2018 and is stepping down this summer. Pending approval by the Board of Regents, the appointment is effective Aug. 1.

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2023 Awards of Excellence Ceremony

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Celebrate the outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements support our University’s mission. See who received the UW’s highest honors and attend the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on June 8 at Meany Hall. This event is free and no RSVP is required.

See the list of recipients

Changes to University COVID-19 policies

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The UW is updating its COVID-19 policies, with changes including relaxed mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. Additionally, vaccine requirements are being modified. While no longer required, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to get vaccinated.

Read about the update

Learn more about upcoming UW Google changes on May 31

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At this in-person event in Odegaard 220 from 2 to 3 p.m., you’ll learn about the future of the UW Google Workspace and upcoming changes to UW Google Shared Drives.

Sign in with your Net ID to register

Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month

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Learn more about and celebrate the contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) people, cultures and communities. The 2023 recognition theme is “Advancing leaders through opportunity.”

Learn how you can celebrate

Tips and resources for early childhood development

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Looking for ways to encourage your youngest learners? Find resources for STEM, art and other topics geared toward infants and toddlers with Bright Horizons.

Register for a free class

$10,000 sign-on bonuses for specific surgical technologist positions

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UW Medicine has multiple opportunities for licensed surgical technologists. Refer someone you know to join the operating room teams.

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What happens to your body when you drink alcohol?

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Explore the effects of alcohol on your body, from immediate impacts to long-term health consequences. Hear from experts on the importance of moderation and the potential risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption.

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Centering collective care for veterans: Meet Kate Hoerster

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As a psychologist for the VA Puget Sound, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Kate Hoerster develops programs incorporating peer support interventions for veterans with PTSD.
Read her profile

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