University of Washington Bothell

General Faculty Organization


The General Faculty Organization (GFO) serves as the forum for faculty deliberation and decision-making and for the conveyance of faculty recommendations to the Chancellor of the UW Bothell Campus on a wide range of matters related to the mission of UW Bothell (Section 23-41 of the faculty code). There are five councils of the UWB GFO whom are responsible for representing the will of the faculty. The Executive Council (EC) advises the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors on all academic matters. The EC is advised by the work of the UWB GFO councils on Academic Standards & Curriculum (CCASC); Promotion and Tenure (CCPT), Planning & Budget (CCPB), Assessment & Learning (CCAL). To  learn more about the GFO councils, click here.  

2022-23 GFO Officers:

2022-23 GFO Quarterly General Meetings:

  • October 27, 2022, 2-3pm via Zoom - AGENDA
  • January 26, 2023, 11am-12pm via Zoom - AGENDA
  • April 27, 2023, 2-3pm via Zoom   

As members of the GFO all UWB faculty are  invited and encouraged to attend the quarterly GFO meetings.  This is where your voice and feedback as a faculty member into the UWB campus wide policies are discussed and deliberated.  The EC incorporates faculty feedback into upcoming agenda items and important UWB policies.

2022-23 School Elected Faculty Councils :

The elected faculty councils (EFCs) for UW Bothell schools bear the responsibility for advising their respective deans on academic policy, including priorities, resource and salary allocation, and budgets. They also advise on promotion and tenure



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2022/23 News & Announcements

GFO Priorities and Council Charges for 2022/23 Academic Year

In order to provide transparency and clarity about the work of the GFO to Bothell faculty, students, staff, and administration, the GFO’s Executive Council has formally charged each GFO standing council with high-priority tasks and deliverables. GFO leadership developed the priority items in charge letters collaboratively with council chairs through individual discussions as well as discussions with the GFO Executive Council in a Oct 25 meetings and the GFO at large in the Oct 27 GFO general meeting. Taken together, these charge letters describe the work the GFO plans to do in the 2022-23 academic year in support of the 2022/23 GFO Priorities. We welcome any questions or comments on these charge letters, directed to GFO Chair Shauna Carlise ( or to the chair of the relevant GFO council. 

Follow the links below to learn more about each council and read their 2022/23 charge letters: 

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UW Bothell Unit Adjustment 

The UW Bothell Unit Adjustment application was submitted on Dec 14, 2021 and has been reviewed and approved by the Provost and Faculty Senate. GFO will partner with UWB administration to implement the Unit Adjustment over the next 1-2 months. This Unit Adjustment is intended to reduce faculty salary compression by increasing faculty salaries that are calculated to be below a target level. UWB faculty engaged with the GFO, Elected Faculty Councils, and colleagues on the application to include completing a Unit Adjustment Survey. The full application, faculty feedback, and survey results are linked below and are housed in the GFO Policy and Reference Documents page.


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