Senate communications

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: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/calendar/homepage-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d123166255 and May 3- #BlacklivesMatter : A Conversation, with Patrisse Cullors and Jamelle Bouie, http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/calendar/calendar#/?i=3


April 4, 2017

Faculty / Staff Discussion Series on Research Funding and Support

This is a reminder that our sixth Faculty Senate discussion for faculty and staff :  Research Funding and Support; Mary Lidstrom, Vice Provost for Research, Professor, Microbiology, with panel of Associate Deans of Research, is on Friday, May 12, from 3:00-5:00 pm in Denny Forum, Room 309, Parrington Hall The UW Faculty Senate is honored…


March 29, 2017

Critical Judgments of News

Is that news source legit? As highlighted in the UW Insider, the UW libraries has developed a terrific starting tool kit for thinking about how we make critical judgments of news and information in the public media. http://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/evaluate UW Insider: “Be a savvy consumer of online information and don’t fall for “fake news” or “truthiness.”…


March 13, 2017

The future of the affordable care act

Friday March 10, 3:30 – 5:00, Denny Forum, Room 309, Parrington Hall Second seminar in the Faculty and Staff Discussion Series: “Preparing for the Future” Sponsored by the University of Washington Faculty Senate Moderator and Panelists: Sallie Sanford, Associate Professor, Law (also Public Health) Aaron Katz, Principal Lecturer, Public Health (also Law) Norma Coe, Assistant…


March 9, 2017

Legislative update and town hall meetings

The House and Senate have just concluded the cutoff of the first half of the regular session this evening (Wednesday); all policy legislation must have passed either the House or Senate in order to continue to be in consideration. (Budget issues are exempted from this deadline.) Now, all policy bills that have survived go to…


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