Sheri Mizumori’s role as a department chair in these challenging economic times was a focus of a UW Today feature article
Sheri Mizumori became chair of the Psychology Department in July 2008, just months before the world changed. Since then she and her colleagues have found ways to keep the department thriving, despite the environment of austerity. The Psychology Department's creative response to budget challenges helped them reduce costs, increase revenue, support research, and improve the student experience. Collectively, these measures may cushion the effect of additional cutbacks in state funds, but not without pain. “Our staff is working incredibly hard as administrative demands increase while our ability to retain staff is reduced”, she says.
“Planning is paramount as lean times change role of department chair,” UW Today, April 20, 2011. http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/planning-is-paramount-as-lean-times-change-role-of-department-chair
A Master of Communication in Digital Media student produced a video on Psychology’s focus on collaboration, community outreach, innovation, and shared resources increased interdisciplinary research and grant funding, improved curriculum, and commercialized software to enhance revenue. http://www.washington.edu/discover/leadership/provost/initiatives/2y2d/2y2d-in-action or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlvdjRU3Rgs