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May 23, 2017

Share your insights

Dear Colleagues, As President Cauce announced on May 11, we are in the initial stages of a national open search to find the University of Washington’s next Provost and Executive Vice President. As our chief academic and budget officer, this leader’s work touches all aspects of university life. The search committee is asking for your…

May 5, 2017

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Senate Executive Committee, May 8, 2017 Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law First-Year as Secretary of the Faculty: In addition to the usual secretarial activities, a number of things have been added this year. A Committee on Committees has been formed to help staff faculty councils, thus bringing to fruition planning done last year…

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Senate Executive Committee, May 8, 2017 Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma Please take the time to review the agenda and supporting materials. Continuing projects: We anticipate wrapping up our discussion of the Faculty Code interpretation with respect to Chapter 29 Amendment of the Faculty Code. Just to refresh everyone’s memory,…

Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Report of the Chair of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting Paul Hopkins, Professor, Chemistry The Senate Committee on Planning and Budget (SCPB) 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…

April 25, 2017

Faculty group writes letter of shared values, Faculty Senate endorses

Colleagues With the Faculty Senate endorsement of this letter in a Class C Resolution brought to the Senate by Max Leiblich and passed by the Senate on April 18, 2017, we want to share the letter and the invitation to sign on if you so choose. Here is the invitation being shared by the small…

April 20, 2017

Faculty / Staff Discussion on Academic Freedom

For a final discussion, we are partnering  with the Honors Program in hosting discussion on Academic Freedom. In collaboration with  The School of Law, The College of Arts & Sciences,, UAA, and the AAUP we will host our final seminar for faculty and staff on Thursday, May 25, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Savery 260. This…

April 18, 2017

Student International Travel Policy (SGP Chapter 211)

The UW has passed the Student International Travel Policy (SGP Chapter 211). This policy outlines three important pre-departure requirements for all students traveling abroad for official academic purposes: 1. Register international travel with the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) 2. Purchase comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance while abroad 3. Request a waiver for travel to…

April 13, 2017

Faculty / Staff Discussion on Civility and Inclusive Community Building

This is a reminder that our fifth Faculty Senate discussion for faculty and staff :  Civility and Inclusive Community building; Ben Marwick, Associate Professor of Archaeology, & Beth Kalikoff, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, is on Friday, April 14, from 3:30-5:00 pm in Room 309, Parrington Hall The UW Faculty Senate is honored to…

Inquiries on faculty, students and staff

The following is forwarded on behalf of Elizabeth Cherry, Karin Nyrop and Jill B. Lee… Dear Colleagues, From time to time, University offices receive inquiries or requests from federal and state agencies for data or documents. To help facilitate an appropriate and consistent response to any such requests – and to avoid an inadvertent or…

April 9, 2017

Take note of discussions at UW Tacoma

On April 10- Identifying Fake News: and May 3- #BlacklivesMatter : A Conversation, with Patrisse Cullors and Jamelle Bouie,

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