Senate communications

February 24, 2017

Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative, March 2, 2017

JoAnn Taricani, Music History As I write this on February 23, the Legislature is moving toward the end of the first half of the session, at which point bills need to pass out of either the House or Senate, then move to the other side to begin consideration again in policy committees. Please see the…


Report of the Secretary of the Faculty, March 2, 2017

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law Senate Vice-Chair Nominating Committee: The Senate Vice Chair Nominating Committee has completed the vetting process. Nominations were confirmed at the February 13 SEC meeting. Candidate remarks will be given at this Senate meeting followed by an electronic vote of the Faculty Senate. Committee on Committees: The newly formed…


Report of the Faculty Senate chair, March 2, 2017

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma Please take the time to review the agenda and supporting materials. Continuing projects As I indicated last month, we are concentrating our focus this winter and spring quarter on student affairs. In my last report to the Faculty Senate, I provided a brief history of…


Open Access Policy

The June 2016 Open Access Report and separate Open Access Policy + FAQ pages are on the Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing and Open Access webpage. The Faculty Senate will be acting on Open Access Class B legislation at a spring quarter meeting. That legislation will be placed here and on the Faculty Senate current issues website…


Invitation to informal conversation with faculty and administration leadership

Dear Faculty, As faculty members, we have a responsibility to foster a community of diverse opinions while working to build and sustain a supportive community and campus climate. Given the speed and intensity of changes in the current political landscape and local events, this has proven to be a challenging task. Just like our students,…


February 1, 2017

Resources for international students and faculty

Dear Faculty, As we move forward into a new year with a new American president, many things appear to be moving fast and having both short and long-term impacts for our colleagues, peers, students, and staff. As faculty senate leadership, we are striving to provide you with access to the information you need in as…


January 26, 2017

Report of the legislative representative, January 26, 2017

2017 session:  The 2017 legislative session opened on January 9, with slim majorities in the House (Democratic) and Senate (Republican), as described in the December report to the Faculty Senate. 2017 is the session in which the budget for 2017-19 will be written, and there will be several major budget proposals offered by mid-April, when…


Report of the senate committee on planning and budgeting, January 26, 2017

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 budget and on a wide range of program and policy decisions.  The Committee met five times…


Report of the secretary of the faculty, January 26, 2017

The Faculty Senate Vice-Chair Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for next year’s vice chair. 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 for the Faculty across the university. If you are interested or know someone…


Report of the senate chair, January 26, 2017

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating winter break and that your winter quarter is off to a good start. Please take the time to review the agenda and supporting materials. At our meeting today, we will be receiving updates on three programs of significant interest to faculty. Background information on each of these…


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