Academic Affairs

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Latest News

New Director of the EWU Faculty Commons

From Provost Scott Gordon: Dr. Pui-Yan Lam, Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies and Associate Dean in the College of Social Sciences, has accepted the position of Faculty Commons Director. Dr. Lam has served as Associate Dean since 2012 and has been a member of the faculty since 2001. Her research often focuses … [Read more…]


Jonathan Anderson named dean of College of Social Sciences

Eastern Washington University has named Jonathan Anderson, PhD, the new dean of EWU’s College of Social Sciences (CSS), effective immediately. Anderson has served as interim dean of CSS since April 2017, and his selection comes after a nationwide search. He came to Eastern in 2006 as an assistant professor after … [Read more…]

Faculty Grant Application for Research & Creative Works

These awards encourage research, scholarship and the development of creative works at Eastern Washington University. They are designed to provide faculty with time to undertake research and creative works projects. Funds should be requested primarily to buy time during the summer. You may also request funding for student assistance, travel or equipment; however, the total request cannot exceed $10,000.

Deadline for Academic Year 2019-20 Oct. 5, 2018, by 4:30 p.m.

Tips for Writing a Successful Grant | 2019-2020 Application Form

New submission requirement: Provide 10 paper copies.

Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works are administered by David May, PhD, Academic Administration. The Research and Scholarship Committee, a sub-committee of the Faculty Planning Advisory Council (FPAC), is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications. The Committee is an interdisciplinary group of your peers and includes representatives from each of the colleges. David May will convene the Committee and disseminate results.

Medals & Awards

Call for Nominations

EWU Medals & Awards Committee

The EWU Medals & Awards Committee consists of 13 university and local community members. The Committee has responsibility for:

  • The Trustees’ Medal
  • The Classified Staff Distinguished Service Award
  • The Administrative Exempt Distinguished Service Award

For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or

Recipients 1979-Present

Photo: Professor Grant Smith at commencement

Professional Leave

Eligibility is determined according to the UFE Collective Bargaining Agreement, Section 11.5.

Collective Bargaining Agreement


For 2018-19, applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  1. From applicants to department chairs by October 30, 2018.
  2. From department chairs to academic deans by November 5, 2018.
  3. From the academic dean to vice provost by November 13, 2018.

For more information, please see the Professional Leave Application.

Applications are evaluated by the 2018-2019 Research and Scholarship Committee. If you have difficulties opening the application, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or

Professional Leave Reports