Academic Affairs

The Division of Academic Affairs delivers high-quality academic programs and provides smooth pathways to degree completion.

For Faculty: Latest News

September 16-17, 2021

  1. Academic Affairs invites faculty to review these guidelines (updated September 18, 2021; link removed December 29, 2021, pending update based on revised guidance from CDC and SRHD), adapted from documents developed in CHSPH and CSTEM, for managing possible scenarios in your classes resulting from COVID-19 response protocols. Faculty may also wish to review and use the suggested syllabus language available at the Fall 2021 COVID Protocols page published by Risk, Compliance & Procurement.
  2. The recording of the provost’s COVID-19 webinar on September 16 is now available for review. The video is viewable only by those with EWU SSO credentials, so you’ll need to sign in before watching.

June 25, 2021

EWU and UFE have reached tentative agreement on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) about academic program directors. The tentatively agreed-upon MOU is available for review and subject to ratification by members of UFE and by the EWU Board of Trustees.

EWU Food Drive to Help Fight Student Hunger

Food insecurity is a major issue. That’s why the Office of the President is leading a campus-wide food drive to fully stock the seven food cabinets in time for fall quarter… [Read more…]


Workshop Series Stresses the Importance of Diversity at EWU

Understanding and embracing the concept of diversity is important because our nation, workplaces and schools are becoming increasingly diverse places… [Read more…]

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Faculty Grants 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, but the total request cannot exceed $10,000.

  • The application for 2022-2023 Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works is now available.
  • Follow the separate instruction document for completing the  application.
  • Final submission will be electronic only via online submission form. See Submit Final Application button below. No paper copies are required.
  • All final decisions on awarding faculty grants are made by the chief academic officer in consultation with the dean of the college.
  • Application process:
    • Applicant signs the application, then forwards to the department chair.
    • Department chair forwards to dean.
    • Dean consults with the department chair.
    • Department chair and dean sign the application.
    • Final application (with all signatures and parts I-VIII) is uploaded.
  • Application deadlines:
    • To department chair by September 27, 2021.
    • To dean by October 4, 2021.
    • To vice provost by October 12, 2021.
    • Submit Final Application to vice provost using button below

Submit Final Application

Tips for Grant Writing

Faculty Grants for Research & Creative Works are administered by Vice Provost Brian Donahue. 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, including representatives from each of the colleges. Dr. Donahue convenes the committee and disseminates 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

Professional Leave

The application for 2022-2023 Professional Leave is now available.

A separate Instructions document provides detailed instructions for completing the application.

Final, completed applications with all signatures (applicant, department chair and dean) will be submitted electronically via an online submission link. No paper copies are required.

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

Collective Bargaining Agreement


For 2022-2023, applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  1. From applicants to department chairs by November 2, 2021.
  2. From department chairs to academic deans by November 8, 2021.
  3. From academic deans to vice provost by November 16, 2021.
  4. From vice provost to provost by January 6, 2022.
  5. From provost to president by January 28, 2022.
  6. From president or designee to faculty by March 25, 2022.
  7. Instructions for 2022-2023 Professional Leave Application.
  8. 2022-2023 Professional Leave Application.


Applications are evaluated by the 2021-2022 Research & Scholarship Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or

Professional Leave Reports

Professional Leave reports are submitted to the dean.