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Senate communications


October 20, 2016

Report of the faculty legislative representative, October 20, 2016

  Greetings – and welcome to an exciting election season, to be followed by a very challenging legislative session in January.  General atmosphere about higher education:  There has been a significant emphasis on higher education in the past two biennia, both with an ever-increasing appreciation of the role of our universities and the faculty, and…


Report of the senate committee on planning and budgeting, October 20, 2016

The Senate Committee on Planning and Budget meets weekly with the Provost, the Vice-Provost for Planning and Budgeting, and a representative of the Board of Deans. SCPB is charged with advising the Provost and informing the Faculty Senate and Senate Executive Committee on matters concerning planning and budgeting. In August I was asked and agreed…


Report of the secretary of the faculty, October 20, 2016

The Secretary position changed hands from Marcia Killien to Mike Townsend formally on July 16, 2016. In conjunction with the support staff, the incoming and outgoing Secretaries have worked over the summer toward a smooth transition. In addition, the incoming Secretary has met with individual faculty and administrators to seek advice on the changeover. In…


Report of the senate chair, October 20, 2016

I begin by thanking you for the opportunity to serve. I arrived at UW Tacoma 16 years ago, enticed by the opportunity to develop a different approach to business education and excited by the institution building challenge offered. It has been a rich and rewarding journey since. My goal as Chair of the Faculty is…


October 12, 2016

Special invitation to UW faculty

Dear Colleagues, Just two weeks ago, we celebrated Dr. David J. Thouless — our seventh faculty member to win a Nobel Prize.   There are countless stars among our faculty.  The campaign that we are about to launch both celebrates and, most important, is a part of making possible our collective successes in the lab, studio,…


October 11, 2016

Faculty Senate Chair Zoe Barsness’ 2016 Agenda

Dear Friends, I begin by thanking you for the opportunity to serve. I arrived at UW Tacoma 16 years ago, enticed by the opportunity to develop a different approach to business education and excited by the institution building challenge offered. It has been a rich and rewarding journey since. My goal as Chair of the…


October 6, 2016

Leadership welcome to 2016-17

Greetings from the Faculty Senate Chair Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma and Faculty Senate Vice Chair Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments, UW Seattle. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve the faculty across our campuses. Thank you. A high priority for us is to continue to…