Faculty & Staff

iSchool Faculty Support


Your background and experience are of interest to students, particularly when they are evaluating courses for upcoming registration periods. Contact the assistant HR manager to have your photo taken for the web directory or to make other arrangements to have your photo included in the directory.

Your profile data in the faculty directory is drawn from an online database called Activity Insight. Use your UW NetID and password to log into your user account and update your information. The screens in Activity Insight with content reflected in the directory are Intellectual Contributions, Presentations, Awards and Honors, Consulting and Other Projects, Education, Memberships, Personal and Contact Information (includes bio and areas of expertise).

iSchool Contacts

  • Guest faculty administrative issues: academic services specialist
  • Guest faculty & student employee HR issues: assistant director for HR
  • Online learning questions: online learning administrator
  • Informatics program chair: Scott Barker
  • MLIS program chair: Jin Ha Lee
  • MSIM program chair: Sean McGann
  • Associate dean for academics – INFX courses: Matthew Saxton

Student Support for Faculty

GA Crew

The GA Crew is a group of graduate assistants available to assist faculty teaching for the iSchool. A GA can help set up course sites in our Canvas Learning Management System, order text books, retrieve books from the library or just provide another pair of eyes, ears and legs on campus. Please email gahelp@uw.edu and the GA crew help desk manager will connect you with an available assistant.

Teaching Assistants

If your confirmation letter indicated you would be assigned TA help, please contact the assistant HR manager for information. If your course has a TA assigned, you may contact them directly after their start of employment, which is as follows:

  • Autumn: September 16
  • Winter: December 16
  • Spring: March 16
  • Summer: June 16

Research Assistants

For information about hiring a research assistant, please visit this HR intranet site

Student Assistant Performance Evaluations

Evaluations are required for all Academic Student Employees (ASE).  To review detailed evaluation information and the schedule, please visit the HR intranet site.  The GA crew help desk manager completes the evaluation forms for GA crew members and can be contacted regarding the performance of a GA crew member via email.

Your Courses

For faculty, in the My Class Resources section of MyUW for the quarter you are teaching, you can get your class list and check for schedule, class size, and grading options.

Please contact the academic services specialist with questions regarding My Class Resources. Please update the Final Exam information to match your class, and add your course web site URL when it is ready.