Director of University Affairs

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Job Description

The Director of University Affairs, serves as one of 6 elected, at-large directors on the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) Board of Directors. The Director of UA is an advocate for student opinion and ensures that student voice is represented on fourteen different Faculty councils, and at different levels of the University of Washington Administration where ASUW has a representative. If there is an area where student opinion should be considered and historically is not, it is the role of the Director to ensure that ASUW has a seat on the respective committees. It is also the responsibility of the Director of UA to be informed of institutional changes that affect Academia, the Cost of Education and Student Life. The Director of UA serves on many different University committees, Faculty councils and ASUW committees. The Director is one of two Board liaisons to the Student Senate and also sits on the Legislative Steering Committee, is the Graduate and Professional Student Senate Liaison, and sits on the GPSS Executive Committee. The primary objective and goal of the Director of University Affairs is to be an influential ASUW student advocate and liaison across the greater University of Washington campus. The title of this board position changed from Director of Faculty, Administration and Academic Affairs to Director of University Affairs in the 110th session through Board Bill 1.07.

Delineated Duties




The Director of University Affairs, who shall:

a. Serve as a member of the Board of Directors and attend all regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings or special Board of Directors meetings unless officially excused by the President or Personnel Director;
b. Attend all general meetings of the Faculty Senate;
c. Serve as an ASUW Representative to the Faculty Councils on Academic Standards, Teaching and Learning, and Student Affairs, and any other Faculty Councils deemed essential by the President and the Board of Directors;
d. Serve on the Universal Student U-Pass Advisory Board;
e. Serve as an ASUW representative to the Committee on Academic Conduct and other University committees related to faculty, administrative and academic affairs that are deemed essential by the President or Board of Directors;
f. Nominate volunteers to serve as ASUW representatives on the remaining Faculty Councils by using the ASUW Open Selection Process, beginning with the Faculty Council on Tri-Campus Policy;
g. Nominate volunteers to serve as ASUW representatives on the remaining relevant Academic University Committees by using the Open Selection Process;
h. Communicate regularly with ASUW representatives on Faculty Councils and relevant University Committees;
i. Compile quarterly reports from all ASUW representatives on University


j. Serve as an ASUW liaison to ASUW representatives on University Committees, and inform said representatives of all ASUW policies, resolutions, and stances relevant to their committees;
k. Assemble the Governance Committee by the end of Autumn Quarter, making appointments for, at minimum, the ASUW representatives on the following committees:
1. Provosts’ Advisory Committee for Students;
2. All College or Dean Student Advisory Councils;
3. Faculty Council on Benefits and Retirement;
4. Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services;
5. Faculty Council on Tri-Campus Policy;
6. Faculty Council on University Libraries;
7. Faculty Council on Research; and
8. Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs.
l. Serve as a Board of Directors liaison to the Office of Government Relations;
m. Serve as a member of the Senate Steering Committee with vote;
n. Work with Student Senate representatives to ensure that appropriate actions are being taken to follow through on Senate resolutions related to faculty, administrative and academic affairs;
o. Serve as a Board of Directors liaison to the Legislative Steering Committee and Resolution Conference with vote;
p. Serve as an ex-officio member of the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Students;
q. Coordinate regularly with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, especially the Graduate and Professional Student Senate University Affairs Director, on University-wide budgeting, academic, and administrative issues;
r. Meet quarterly with the Personnel Director;
s. Work with liaison entities to develop goals and strategies for the year to develop a set of specific benchmarks and metrics to measure their successes, and report to the Board of Directors on programs’ levels of progress in achieving these benchmarks;
t. Work with the Personnel Director to resolve conflicts and job description issues with liaison employees. If needed, work with them to recommend necessary sanctions or other corrective action according to the ASUW Personnel Policy;
u. Meet with Student Activities Office adviser as needed and upon request, and participate in a quarterly evaluation process;
v. Submit Quarterly Reports as assigned by the Director of Policy and Procedures and Personnel Director;
w. Attend ASUW mandatory training sessions and staff meetings, including, but not limited to, the ASUW Autumn Orientation and ASUW Personnel meetings; and
x. Complete a transition binder to be submitted to the Personnel Director by the end of Spring Quarter.

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