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.

    • NEW: The application for 2023-2024 Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works is now available.
    • NEW: Revised rubric with specific point values.
    • NEW: Signatures are not required on the application. All acknowledgements/approvals will be obtained via WordPress online workflow.

 

  • The application for 2023-2024 Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works is now available.
    • Click here for application
  • Follow the separate Instruction Document for completing the  application.
    • Click here for instruction document
  • Application is completed, then uploaded as a single PDF. Upload to Submit Final Application button below.
  • Application process:
    • Applicant completes the application, then uploads the application as a single PDF via link below.
    • Department chair, dean and co-investigator, if applicable, receive an email with a link to the WordPress online workflow.
    • Dean consults with the department chair.
    • Department chair acknowledges the dean has consulted with them by acknowledging/approving the workflow.
    • Dean acknowledges receipt of application, consultation with department chair and opportunity to comment on the proposal by acknowledging/approving the workflow.
    • Co-investigator, if applicable, acknowledges/approves the workflow, indicating that they understand their proposed research and/or international travel may implicate federal export control regulations and that the application will be reviewed by the director of Risk Management in light of those regulations.
    • Once dean has consulted with the department chair, acknowledgements/approvals may take place in any order by the dean and department chair. The dean does not have to wait for the department chair to approve.
    • The co-investigator may acknowledge/approve the workflow at any time.
  • All final decisions on awarding faculty grants are made by the chief academic officer in consultation with the dean of the college.
  • Application deadlines:
    • Applicant uploads completed application by October 3, 2022.
    • Department chair, dean and co-investigator, if applicable, approve application by  October 11, 2022.

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 12 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 lswannack@ewu.edu.

Recipients 1979-Present

Professional Leave

10/21/2022 UPDATE:

The Final application for 2023-2024 Professional Leave is now available.

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

Completed applications will be submitted electronically via an online submission link. No paper copies are required.

NEW: Signatures are not required on the application. All acknowledgements/approvals will be obtained via online WordPress workflow.
NEW: Applications must be submitted by the applicant.
NEW: Applicants should ensure they receive a confirmation email that their application has been submitted. If a confirmation email is not received, the application was not  submitted correctly.
NEW: Co-investigators must acknowledge/approve the application. This is to confirm export control information. See the application for more information.
NEW: Enter Department Chair information, NOT Program Director information, on the application.

Instructions for 2023-2024 Professional Leave Application.

Application for 2023-2024 Professional Leave.

SUBMIT FINAL APPLICATION

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Swannack at lswannack@ewu.edu

Professional leave eligibility is determined according to the EWU-UFE Collective Bargaining Agreement, Section 11.5.

 

Deadlines

    • Applicant uploads completed application by November 7, 2022.
    • Department chair, dean and co-investigator, if applicable, approve application via online WordPress workflow by November 15, 2022.
    • From vice provost to provost by January 6, 2023.
    • From provost to president by January 28, 2023.
    • From president or designee to faculty by March 24, 2023.

    Applications are evaluated by the Research & Scholarship Committee.

    If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or lswannack@ewu.edu.

Professional Leave Reports

Professional Leave reports are submitted to the dean.