If you are interested in offering a class at FHL during Summer time please discuss ideas for proposed courses with the Director, Dr. Billie Swalla (bjswalla@uw.edu) or Associate Director for Academics Dr. Megan Dethier (mdethier@uw.edu) as soon as possible, and send a written proposal in the format provided below by April 30.

For summer courses, FHL provides (given sufficient enrollment, usually at least 10 students):

  • 1.5 month appointments for each of two faculty
  • one TA (if the course has at least 12 students registered)
  • technical and administrative assistance
  • financial support for course expenses
  • partial financial aid for students

Proposals should be submitted for the following calendar year (not academic year). Applications will be reviewed by the FHL Advisory Committee. For classes that require a longer lead time, proposals may be submitted two years in advance. To apply, please e-mail the following application elements to Megan Dethier by April 30:

  1. Your CV
  2. Name of proposed course
  3. Your name, address, e-mail
  4. Any special constraints? For example, lead time, season, year, outside funding, etc.
  5. Summer A or Summer B preferred and why?
  6. A 1-3 page substantive description of the course including a plan or syllabus
  7. Please indicate for the benefit of people who don’t know your field, why this course is important now and why it should be offered at UW-FHL, rather than in UW-Seattle (or e.g., Denver)
  8. How does your teaching experience relate to this course proposal?
  9. How many students would be registered?
  10. How will the course use FHL facilities in the following categories?
  • Organisms
  • Wet labs
  • Research Vessel
  • Dock/boats
  • SCUBA
  • FHL analytical gear
  • Other

The FHL Academic Advisory Committee will be looking for indications that the proposed course is fundamental and important to the education of students who are likely to become professional leaders in marine science nationally. Also, truly innovative courses, i.e., those likely to put together people and ideas that yield fresh thinking and understanding across disciplines are eagerly sought out. Because of the demand for FHL facilities, courses (even very important ones) that can be taught equally well or better elsewhere, are likely to receive a lower priority.

Occasionally we have courses ‘on the books’ for spring and fall quarter for which we do not yet have faculty lined up. The same may apply for our regularly-offered summer courses in Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Botany, Embryology, and Fish Biology. While exact 2018 courses have not yet been decided, if you have a quarter free from other responsibilities and would like to be considered to be an instructor for a pre-existing spring, summer, or fall course (usually at 50% FTE), contact Megan directly to see if there are openings.

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