Senate communications

February 1, 2017

Resources for international students and faculty

Dear Faculty,

As we move forward into a new year with a new American president, many things appear to be moving fast and having both short and long-term impacts for our colleagues, peers, students, and staff. As faculty senate leadership, we are striving to provide you with access to the information you need in as timely and effective a manner as we can. We know how critical it is that we speak from a place of knowledge. We therefore continue to build our online collection of resources, events, and activities, which you can find here: http://www.washington.edu/faculty/senate/inclusivity/.

With the recent announcement of the U.S. presidential order on immigration, we are adding to that list of resources. The UW faculty senate leadership clearly and strongly stand with all our students, staff and faculty, regardless their country of origin. International students and scholars are an essential and valuable part of our university community.

In the meantime, we also encourage you to review the following resources.

President Cauce on supporting our international scholars and students: http://www.washington.edu/president/2017/01/29/supporting-international-scholars-and-students/\

The UW Office of Global Affairs has just launched http://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/executiveorder_info/, a resource for UW community members from nations affected by the recent executive order on immigration (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). It provides updated travel recommendations as well as campus, state and federal resources.

The UW Office of Global Affairs and International Student Services (ISS)https://iss.washington.edu/ISS_message. Staff at these offices have been, and will continue to be, in contact with students and scholars from the seven countries listed in the U.S. presidential order. The ISS advising team is also available to answer questions regarding international students and scholars Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment.

 International Scholars Operations (resources for visiting UW faculty and academic personnel):  https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/visas/

Office of Global Affairs – International Emergency Assistance (UW students, faculty, staff, and program directors): http://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/global-travelers/emergency/

 Leadership Without Borders provides resources and services for undocumented students at the University of Washington: http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/lwb/

For UW Tacoma faculty, the Office of Global Affairs (http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/44667) and International Student Services (http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/international-student-services/welcome-international-student-services) web pages, contain a list of additional useful resources, both on- and off-campus, which will be updated as needs and solutions are identified.

For UW Bothell students and faculty, see information at the Center for International Education: https://www.uwb.edu/cie.

We provide you this list of resources with the intention of assuring that we do our best to be as informed as possible, and where possible draw on the remarkable expertise of our colleagues at the UW. If you have additions to make please send them to us at senate@uw.edu.

Many thanks for all your efforts and help,

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Zoe Barsness, Faculty Senate Chair

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Thaïsa Way, Faculty Senate Vice Chair