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Conflict and Complaint Resolution Process

Description

Conflict and Complaint Resolution Process – Department of Biology

Although we strive to work together harmoniously, we understand that conflicts may arise in the workplace and classroom.  The University has various resources, policies and processes to help resolve conflicts and handle complaints.  Many conflicts are best resolved at the lowest local level—either directly with, or closest to, the parties directly involved.  However, you may utilize any Biology or University resource(s) that you believe can best assist with your issue.  The purpose of this document is to let you know what resolution resources are available to assist you at both the local (Department of Biology) level and the University level.  It is our intention that all complaints are treated seriously and as confidentially as possible.

The Department of Biology Local Level Resolution: Depending on your specific issue, below are Biology resources you may wish to consult:

Conflicts involving undergraduate students

  • Biology Advisers and/or the Undergraduate Program Manager
  • Chair of Undergraduate Program
  • Department Chair

Conflicts involving graduate students

  • The Graduate Program Manager
  • Chair of the Graduate Program
  • Department Chair
  • The Graduate School (see University Resources below)

Grad Program Guidelines

Title IX and related information (UW Biology Safety page) 

Conflicts involving Staff

  • Supervisor
  • Department Administrator
  • Department Chair. 

Conflicts involving Faculty

  • Department Chair
  • A&S Divisional Dean for Sciences

Biology contact information:

Department Chair, David Perkel, perkel@uw.edu, 206-221-2477

Department Administrator, Michele Conrad, mconrad@uw.edu, 206-685-8241;  LSB 203

Chair of Graduate Program, Jennifer Nemhauser, jn7@uw.edu, LSB 573

Graduate Program Manager, Krista Clouser, kcostes@uw.edu, 206-685-8240; LSB 567

Chair of Undergraduate Program, Alison Crowe, acrowe@uw.edu, 206-685-8240, HCK 426A

Director of Academic Services, Janet Germeraad, janetjg@uw.edu, 206-543-9120; HCK 318

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Purpose

The purpose of this document is to let you know what resolution resources are available to assist you at both the local (Department of Biology) level and the University level. 

Context

If your issue is not resolved at the local level or if you wish to utilize non-Biology resolution resources, below are resources available to you:

UW Campus Resources: see details for each resource plus additional resources below

Confidential Support Reporting
UWPD Victim Advocate SafeCampus Title IX
Health and Wellness Advocate Counseling Center UCIRO
  Hall Health Center UAW 4121
  Office of the Ombud  
  UAW 4121  

University Resources for Conflicts and Complaints

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in these complaint processes should contact the Disability Services Office.

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Procedure

Scope

Faculty
Postdocs
Graduate Students
Staff
Undergraduates

Policy group

Human Resources
Departmental category: