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November 30, 2017

From Dean Lisa Graumlich, on sexual harassment and what we can do

What can we do about sexual misconduct? First, bring it out into the open. I applaud the many individuals who have shared their #MeToo stories as well as those who have asked probing questions about how a scientific culture that celebrates collegiality could allow this to occur. This opens the door to connect people with…


Senate summary 11-30-17

Our meeting earlier today occurred while the federal tax bill was being actively changed; the possible ramifications of the tax bill (addressed below) and other changing federal policies has put more focus on national policies than we typically see at the Faculty Senate level, and infused several of the discussions noted below. By the time…


Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law November 30, 2017 Vice-Chair Nominations: The search for the 2018-19 Faculty Senate Vice Chair is beginning and currently seeking nominations. The ideal candidate would be an accomplished senior faculty member who has served in leadership roles within the university and who has the breadth of understanding to speak…


Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

JoAnn Taricani, Associate Professor, Music History November 30, 2017 Majorities for 2018 supplemental session: With the Democratic candidate winning the 45th District in the general election, the State Senate now has a Democratic majority. As I have noted several times last year, both the House and Senate have very slim majorities, meaning that just a…


Report of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma November 30, 2017 The Senate Committee on Planning and Budget meets weekly with the Provost, the Vice-Provost for Planning and Budget, and the head of the Board of Deans. SCPB is charged with consulting on all matters relating to the University budget and on a…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments November 30, 2017 The Faculty Senate along with our Councils are actively addressing our goals of strengthened shared governance; building fiscal stability; developing a UW Faculty 2050 framework; clarifying career trajectories for lecturers; and fostering a more diverse, equitable, and just community on our campuses. All of this…


October 24, 2017

October 19, 2017, Faculty Senate Chair’s Update

To ask further questions or request information, please write to UW Faculty Senate Chair, Thaisa Way, at  <senate@uw.edu> Dear Colleagues, We have just completed our first Faculty Senate Meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year. Because there are many issues shaping our work in faculty governance on a daily basis, we wanted to give you an…


Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative JoAnn Taricani, Associate Professor, Music History October 19, 2017, Faculty Senate Meeting Budgets, 2017-19 Final operating budget for 2017-19: presented and passed on June 30; reported to the Faculty Senate in a message on that date. The faculty salary increases of 6% over the biennium had been structured in…


Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law October 10, 2017, Faculty Senate Meeting Faculty Councils have full membership and Chairs appointed. Welcome to all returning and new members! The list of members, along with meeting minutes and schedules can be found on our website at http://www.washington.edu/faculty/committees/councils.html . To…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments October 19, 2017, Faculty Senate Meeting It is a pleasure to be provide my first report for you as Chair of the UW Faculty Senate. Together with the senate leadership we are working on five year-long goals: Strengthening Shared Governance through Faculty…


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