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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…


January 4, 2017

Nominate students for the Husky 100 by January 8

Dear colleagues, As instructors, you provide students with much of the guidance and inspiration central to their Husky Experience. You know the students who make a difference not only in the classroom and lab, but through their involvement on campus, in the community and abroad. You are also uniquely positioned to think about the “unsung”…