Faculty Resources

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Innovative and Engaged

WSU Tri-Cities is a campus of Washington State University, which shares one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a campus of a land-grant institution, WSU Tri-Cities is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.
WSU Faculty Senate

The mission of the Faculty Senate is to exercise the legislative powers delegated to it, and to make recommendations to the President and appropriate administrative officials of the University and through the President to the Board of Regents on matters affecting the general welfare of Washington State University and its educational, research, and service activities.

WSU Tri-Cities Resident Faculty Organization

The Resident Faculty Organization is a campus governing body for all resident faculty members.

WSU Faculty Manual

The current WSU Faculty Manual and its revisions by the WSU Board of Regents, is the official guide to policies and procedures, and its provisions are conditions of employment. The Faculty Manual should be consulted and followed in resolving questions regarding faculty appointments and university policies and procedures.

WSU Tri-Cities Faculty Handbook

The WSU Tri-Cities Faculty Handbook is a supplement to the WSU Faculty Manual. It provides brief answers to commonly asked questions about WSU Tri-Cities and summarizes important policies and procedures specific to our campus.

Innovative Instruction Series

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.

Early Alert (Cougars CARE)

At WSU Tri-Cities, we do our best to take care of our fellow Cougars. The goal of Cougars CARE is to assure our students have what they need in order to be successful in and outside the classroom. At times, students may encounter challenges that can impact all aspect of their lives.

Please fill out the Cougars CARE form if you have a concern about a student. The form will be sent to a support team on campus to address your concern. If this is an emergency or the student is in immediate danger, please call 911 immediately and then contact Student Support Services at 509-372-7433.

Max E. Benitz Library

The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library is one library in the Washington State University Library system. Washington State University Libraries have more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Media, maps, microforms, government publications, ebooks, ejournals, manuscripts, archives, and special collections additionally support WSU’s teaching and research programs. Approximately 35,000 volumes are added to the collection annually. WSU Libraries are a member of a consortium of 37 other libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, with access to an additional 28 million items. The Libraries also offer access to the full text of over 25,800 digital resources, including current journals, books, documents, and more.

Exam Proctoring

Exam proctoring is available to WSU Tri-Cities students who are registered with Disability Support Services. It can also be used on an as-needed basis.

Engineering Technician Request Form

Complete the Technician Request Form if you are an engineering faculty member or graduate student and need to request parts, manufacturing, and/or technical assistance

Useful Forms

The following forms are used for travel, purchasing, and general requests. Please work with the academic support staff from your area to submit the forms completely and accurately.

Brags and Boasts

Faculty are the heart of the institution and Academic Affairs wants to spread the word about the good work that you’re doing. Have you won an award? Presented at a conference? Mentored a student? Published your research?

Here’s the place to let us know!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Please provide a brief description of the award/accomplishment/recognition and when you received it: