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Welcome from the Dean

Headshot of Dean Renee ChengAt CBE, we pride ourselves on a healthy collaborative culture based on values we develop together.  However, when new people join our community we are not looking for culture “fit” we are hoping for “culture add”.  We know that every person joining us, even if they have had CBE or UW experiences in the past, are bringing their ideas and a rich array of lived experiences that inform their points of view.  We hope that as you look through the resources on these pages to better understand how we do things in our college you remain curious –if you learn something about the college that does not make sense or seems less effective than alternatives you know about, please feel free to ask.  Sometimes there are well-considered reasons, some practices are ripe for questioning.  We welcome you and your curiosity to our college!

Renée Cheng
Dean of the College of Built Environments


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CBE now has onboarding for roles such as Instructors, Lecturers, Affiliates, Teaching Associates, and Professors of Practice. CBE onboarding day will be helpful in providing key elements and topics to help new faculty have a productive start in their new role at UW CBE. Please join us as your schedule permits.

There is always so much to learn when starting a new profession. Please know that HR is here to support your transition at CBE and wishes you the best this school year.

Important Dates

Onboarding Day at CBE
Where: Gould Hall
Date: Sept. 19, 2022


Onboarding Day Schedule:
9:30-10:30 a.m. Welcome and CBE Tour
10:30-11:00 a.m. Obtain Husky Card
11:00-12:00 p.m. Introduction to CBE and College offices
12:00-12:30 p.m. Box Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Student Services Session
1:30-2:00 p.m. Finance, HR and Operations
2:00-3:00 p.m. Q & A Workshop Session (Canvas support)
3:00-3:30 p.m. Workstation/IT Setup (if applicable)

Fall Semester Orientation Sessions

To be announced


Tenure Track onboarding/orientation sessions are spread over the Fall semester to include key elements and topics that were thoughtfully created to help new faculty have a productive start in their new role at UW CBE.

The schedule includes multiple stages beginning in the fall with informational and engagement sessions. We encourage you to attend as many sessions as your schedule permits. Look for future details regarding onboarding Phase II that will begin in the Winter. The sessions will include monthly informal mentorship sessions.

There’s always much to learn when relocating or starting a new profession. Please know that HR is here to support your transition at CBE and wish you a fulfilling career.

Month 1 Important Dates

September 1:
Welcome Day
10:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Gould Hall

September 6:
UW Welcome Day – Benefit orientation
10:20-11:00 a.m., – requires registration

September 7:
Introduction to CBE
9:00-12:00 p.m.
Gould 208

September 8:
Faculty Fellows- requires registration

September 12:
Jumpstart Research at UW
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building 211 B (South Ballroom)
Register by 9/5

BE Orientations –attend at your discretion

  • Dept Orientations- Date TBD
  • Student Orientations – Sept. 27
  • Register for city tours– Dates TBD

CBE Orientation

Fall Semester Orientation Sessions

Weekly informational sessions for introductions to various offices within the college. Sessions will be led by Chairs, Deans, and Department Directors.
Full Onboarding Schedule

When: Fridays, October 7, 2022 – December 2, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:20 p.m.

Friday, October 7 – Lunch

Friday, October 14 – Grants Strategy and Resources

Session Description
This session will review strategies for finding calls for proposals and sources of funding. We will discuss ways to connect with potential collaborators and learn how to develop grant proposals and submit in alignment with FAO procedures.
Facilitators: Carrie Dossick, Associate Dean of Research and Rachel Ward Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration

Friday, October 21 – Grants Administration

Session Description
This session will review the proposal development process. We will cover the policies and procedures of working with the grant administration team in developing proposal documents such as budgets, and key policies and concepts from the university and the college that are important for you to know. We will have open discussion time for you to ask questions about these processes and policies and will provide resources for future reference.

Friday, October 28 – Lunch

Friday, November 4 – Introduction to Academic Affairs

Session Description
Facilitator: Vikram Prakash, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Friday, November 18 – Promotion and Tenure

Session Description
This session will outline the promotion and tenure process for faculty at CBE. Facilitator: Vikram Prakash, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Friday, December 2 – Lunch

Coming soon


Important Faculty Policies

Academic Personnel governing documents

UW Policy Directory, which includes, among other things, the following policies that may apply to your position:

University of Washington’s Faculty Code outlines key information about faculty responsibilities, appointments, promotions and tenure matters, and more.


UW Benefit Review   Benefit Enrollment


CBE Dean’s Office Directory
UW Directory


Records Management Services Educator’s Toolkit with helpful tips to manage your records appropriately.

Stay Connected

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Gerri Williams; HR Administrator gerriw@uw.edu