Senate communications

General faculty information


February 28, 2018

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law Vice-Chair Nominations: The Senate Vice-Chair Nominating Committee has completed its work. Two names have been forwarded to the Senate Executive Committee for consideration as submissions to the full Senate at the March 1 meeting. Senate Elections: Senate elections for 2019-2021 are currently ongoing. Roughly half of the schools/colleges/campuses…


Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services report

Rich Christie, Council Chair, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Report of Meeting of February 1, 2018 Transportation Services The meeting was the annual Transportation Services Review with Anne Eskridge, Director of Transportation Services. There will be no rate increase in parking or UPass this year. Transportation Services has made changes to reduce the lines at the…


January 23, 2018

Faculty Council on Women in Academia report

Angelisa Paladin, Professor, School of Medicine, Chair, FCWA January 25, 2018 The Faculty Council on Women in Academia has so far met three times during the 2017-2018 academic year, and has worked to address areas of importance for women in academia: Wellness rooms (aka nursing stations) for nursing mothers. The council has compiled a significant…


Faculty Council on Academic Standards mid-year report

Sarah Stroup, FCAS Chair January 25, 2018 Summary: During the first third of the 2017 – 2018 academic year (October through early January), the Faculty Council on Academic Standards (FCAS) met six times in regular meetings, conducting its routine business of approval of new (or changed) undergraduate degrees, majors and minors for the University of…


December 19, 2017

Retirement pathways in higher education: exploring new practices

Retirement Pathways in Higher Education: Exploring New Practices Deans, Directors, Chairs, Chancellors and your designees who work with faculty approaching retirement, please save the afternoon of January 17 for a presentation by visiting UCLA colleagues Carole E. Goldberg, Jonathan D. Varat distinguished professor of law and former vice chancellor, Academic Personnel, and David Lopez, retired…


November 30, 2017

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law November 30, 2017 Vice-Chair Nominations: The search for the 2018-19 Faculty Senate Vice Chair is beginning and currently seeking nominations. 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…


Report of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma November 30, 2017 The Senate Committee on Planning and Budget 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…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments November 30, 2017 The Faculty Senate along with our Councils are actively addressing our goals of strengthened shared governance; building fiscal stability; developing a UW Faculty 2050 framework; clarifying career trajectories for lecturers; and fostering a more diverse, equitable, and just community on our campuses. All of this…


September 18, 2017

Senate chair’s welcome to 2017-18

Greetings I am honored to serve in the role of Chair of Faculty Senate this year, working with a terrific team of Vice Chair, George Sandison and immediate past chair, Zoe Barsness as well as JoAnn Taricani, Faculty Legislative Representative, and Mike Townsend, Secretary of the Faculty. Faculty Council chairs are also essential members of…


September 7, 2017

Presentation to the 2017 Faculty Fellows Program

UW Faculty Shared Values As faculty members of a public university with a local footprint, a regional impact, and a global reach, we serve society through our teaching, research, and public engagement. At a time when institutions of higher education are facing increased scrutiny, we re‐affirm our commitment to academic research and teaching as an…



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