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Listening to You

Your experience matters. Your words matter.

We are dedicated to creating opportunities and avenues for members of our community to have their voices heard and to seek resolution on issues impacting their experience at Foster.

Dean’s Listening Sessions

Click the button below to sign up and learn more about Dean’s Listening sessions.

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Inclusion and Pulse Surveys

The Foster Diversity Committee surveys our community every 2 years to track progress on our inclusive climate. A link to that survey will be posted here in Spring 2022.

Student Course Evaluations

This video from our colleague Tim Wilson at UW Bothell explains why student course evaluations are important and how we use the information to improve your learning experiences.

More on Course Evaluations

Exit Interviews

Employee exit surveys offer Foster staff an opportunity to improve upon our current practices and create a more supportive and enriching workplace. All of the questions on the survey are optional to complete and any information you provide will not affect any future references we may be requested to make on your behalf. In addition, Foster HR welcomes you to share feedback at any time. This information can also be collected in an aggregate way to keep the details anonymous.

Contact HR

Bias Incident Reporting Tool

The Bias Incident Advisory Committee refers those who report incidents to appropriate campus offices and program which can effectively respond to and provide university resources and guidance.

Report Bias

Microaggressions & Microaffirmations

Help our community be more inclusive by anonymously sharing comments that have made you feel excluded or included at Foster.

Share your comments

SafeCampus supports people who have concerns about relationship violence, stalking, cyberstalking, harassment, threats, escalating conflicts at school or work, and suicidal indicators. People also call us when there isn’t a specific safety concern yet, but the witnessed behavior is concerning, erratic or just doesn’t feel right. If you have a gut feeling that something is “off,” a situation is escalating, someone may be in danger, or you just want to consult with someone, call SafeCampus at 206-685-7233.

Office of the Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman serves the UW community by providing high-quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW.

UW Student Counseling Center
The Counseling Center has partnered with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. There are several ways to connect: Call 1.866.743.7732 (If calling from outside the US or Canada, dial 001.416.380.6578). Online chat: Chat with a My SSP counselor on the My SSP website or on the My SSP app (Apple App Store | Google Play).

UW CareLink
UW CareLink connects UW faculty and staff with experts who help you or your family members navigate life’s challenges. You get free, confidential access to guidance consultants who provide:

    • Counseling
    • Legal advice
    • Financial guidance
    • Eldercare assistance
    • Work-Life solutions
    • Consultation for managers
    • Critical and traumatic incident response services

Faculty Senate Dispute Resolution
All university faculty have rights and responsibilities that are protected under University rules, regulations, and policies, which include the Faculty Code. When disputes arise relating to those rights and responsibilities, the Faculty Code provides various processes and options for addressing them.

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO)
UCIRO investigates complaints that a University employee has violated the University’s non-discrimination and/or non-retaliation policies.