For newcomers, please read the following pages. Please read carefully, complete any required tasks (e.g. safety documentation).
(Initially Asked Questions) or TLDR Handbook
What things do I need to do to get "connected"?
What do I need to have on my device(s) to get started?
- GitHub Desktop
What do you recommend for learning more about the process and output of the labs's scientific endevours?
Getting connected at the University of Washington
At the University of Washington, there are a number of departments, schools, programs, institutes, and people that you may find beneficial to connect with. Below are some resources to help get you connected.
DEI Groups, Committees, Centers, and Resources
This is a list (non-exhaustive) of DEI groups, committees, centers, and resources available to you at UW and beyond: Our DEI page
If you experience any problems in joining these listservs, email SAFS computing administrator, Michael Parker (email@example.com)
- SAFS social firstname.lastname@example.org: click here to join
- SAFS job postings email@example.com: click here to join
- SAFS community Slack: click here to join. If you have trouble joining, email Steven Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SAFS Undergraduate Resources: Research and Internships, Study Abroad
- SAFS Undergraduate funding
- Undergraduate Research Symposium
- College of the Environment's undergraduate research journal, FieldNotes
- UW Graduate School
- Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP): Community for graduate students of color across the three UW campuses
UW College of the Environment
- Graduate student resources
- listserv email@example.com : Stay updated on graduate student opportunities and seminars. Click here to join
- Assistant Director of Student Services and DEI: Samantha Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HR Mananger : Amy Fox (email@example.com)
- Fisheries Interdisciplinary Network of Students (FINS): Graduate student organization within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. In addition to serving as an umbrella organization for several graduate student committees, FINS also raises funds to support student travel to conferences and organizes academic and social events throughout the year.
- listserv firstname.lastname@example.org: click here to join
- SAFS Graduate Student Slack: click here to join
- more CoEnv Postdoc resources: https://environment.uw.edu/intranet/academics/postdoctoral-resources/
- listserv email@example.com : Stay in the loop on career preparation seminars, career panels, opportunities to give practice talks, etc. To join, email the CoEnv Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Services Specialist, Anthony Salazar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CoEnv travel funding
https://uwnetid.sharepoint.com/sites/safs/facultygovernance (Log in with UW net id)
In particular under "Policies" 1. "Salary recovery policy" explains how if you have too many grants for your salary, you can use some to cover state salary, and then the state salary gets shifted to SAFS (benefits portion) and your RCR (the remainder).
"Salary recovery policy" teaching buyout. You can buy out from 1 quarter of teaching a small seminar course, for 1.5 mo of salary, or a large course for 2 mo of salary. Restrictions apply.
"Teaching release", when substantially revamping a course or developing a new course, it is possible to get a one-quarter teaching release.
In addition, there are University-wide policies that some of us have signed up for: 1. A/B salary. For those who often have extra grant funding, it is possible to use the A/B salary. Your state income stays the same, but pays for only 80% or 90% of your time (basically an increase in monthly salary rate), and the extra time is covered by external grants. More details here: https://environment.uw.edu/intranet/personnel/academic-human-resources/salary-compensation/ab-salary-retention-adjustment-policy
- Personal mobile phone use for business. It is possible to cover a portion of your cell phone bill from RCR if you use your cell phone for UW business. More details here: https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/55.01.html This one depends on departmental policy to some extent.