Faculty Resources

Connecting faculty to resources and information

Faculty Resources

Below is a list of resources available for new faculty at WSU Tri-Cities. As you navigate your way around campus and through the onboarding process, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with this information. Congratulations on your appointment and welcome to WSU Tri-Cities!

Book Ordering
WSU faculty submit all textbook orders through FacultyEnlight®. Students can order their textbooks through The Bookie (East Building, Room 243).

Business Cards
Business cards can be ordered by your department with an authorized purchase request. Please contact your academic support staff to submit an order.

The WSU CougCard is the official university identification card. To have your ID photo taken, please stop by Student Affairs, Floyd 269 (weekdays 8am-5pm). Cards are generally ready for pick up in about one to two weeks.

Direct Deposit
Enrolling in direct deposit is secure and easy if all procedures are followed properly.

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention
As a new WSU employee, you will be required to complete training regarding prevention of discrimination and sexual harassment within six months of your date of hire and every five years.

Emergency Training Video
For information on how to prepare for and act in case of an emergency, please take a moment to watch our emergency situation training video.

Faculty FAQ’s
We’re currently working on a list of frequently asked questions by faculty. If you have other questions that haven’t been answered on this page, we welcome you to submit your questions/comments through our New Faculty Question web page.

Faculty Listserv
The faculty listserv is used to send communications to faculty. To add yourself to the WSUTC faculty listserv, please send an email to facultylist-join@tricity.wsu.edu. A confirmation will be sent to your email address.

Faculty Web Pages
Contact information and photos for resident faculty will be included on our faculty web pages. To schedule a photo, please contact our Marketing and Communications team.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that all WSU employees must follow regarding the rights of students and their education records. Each employee, prior to receiving access to education records, must go through a training that outlines the basics of the law including the privacy of education records. Training is required to be renewed every three years.

I-9 Verification and W-4
Once you arrive on campus you can begin the process to complete your I-9 verification and fill out your W-4 paperwork. To schedule an appointment please send an email to tricities.finance@wsu.edu. Original paperwork is required. Once you complete the I-9 process, you will be provided with your WSU ID number.

Innovative Instruction
The Innovative Instruction Series is designed to facilitate and support all ranks of faculty in creating learner-centered curriculum and pedagogy. These teaching workshops focus on building the knowledge and skill of our faculty in areas of active learning, student engagement, and teaching strategies and create a space for faculty to discuss their teaching and learn from one another.

We would very much like to introduce all new faculty to the campus community by sharing information about you in an e-announcement. Please use our New Faculty Introduction form to tell us a little about yourself.

Learning Management System
Faculty use Blackboard Learn as the learning management system to teach their courses. This allows for online interaction, educational assessment, and provides students with easy access to enhance teaching methods and learning processes of students

Get a call from the media? Contact the Marketing and Communication department, who can advise you about working with the media, how to arrange for media interviews and media dos and dont’s.

The myWSU portal is an internal website and resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to access secure information regarding their records at WSU. To learn more about myWSU, visit the myWSU portal page.

Network ID and Email
Accessing myWSU and other WSU resources requires users to have both a Network ID (NID) and a password. Employees will receive an OKTA invitation through their personal email account. To create your password via the invitation link, follow the steps in this video. Although your WSU email address will be established at this point, access to Blackboard may not occur until closer to your official start date.

Phone Dialing Instructions
On campus numbers can be dialed using their 2-digit extension (2-xxxx). Other WSU campuses can be dialed using 5-digit dialing as well. Local numbers are dialed with a 9 prefix (9-xxx-xxxx). Long distance numbers are dialed as 9-1-Area Code-Number. Long distance codes are only needed for International calling. Code approval can be obtained from your academic director by submitting an email request to your academic support staff.

Travel Services – Direct Deposit
Sign in to the self-service online process to authorize Travel Services or Accounts Payable to directly deposit a reimbursement to your checking account. Once entered the direct deposit is immediately effective.

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Office of Academic Affairs

Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kathleen McAteer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Dr. Anna Plemons
Principal Assistant, Cheryl Jensen

Department Contacts

Bioproducts, Sciences & Engineering Lab
Director, Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez
Academic Support Staff, Cristy Glen

Carson College of Business
Academic Director, Dr. Robert Harrington
Academic Support Staff, Maria L. Rodriguez

College of Arts & Sciences
Academic Director, Dr. Robert Bauman
Academic Support Staff, Eadie Balint
Academic Support Staff, Jessica Bland

College of Education
Academic Director, Dr. Judy Morrison
Academic Support Staff, Charlie Wagner

College of Nursing
Interim Academic Director, Dr. Bevan Briggs
Academic Support Staff, Mark Ferguson

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Interim Academic Director,
Dr. Mohamed Osman
Academic Support Staff, Deanne Pilkenton

Wine Science (V&E)
Director, Thomas Henick-Kling
Academic Support Staff, Heather Cova

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