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February 28, 2017

CLCM Faculty Statement Regarding Political Harassment and Academic Freedom

A doctoral student and instructor in our Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, who was among those who protested the appearance of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington, has since the event been the target of hateful internet bullying, sexual harassment and violent threats. Alan-Michael Weatherford, who teaches diversity and queer…


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…


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…