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May 29, 2018

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law Committee on Committees: The Committee on Committees has met, and, pursuant to their discussion, the Office of University Committees is filling out a roster of new Faculty Council members for approval. Dispute Resolution Task Force: The drafting subcommittee, Chaired by the Secretary of the Faculty, has started to…


April 12, 2018

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law Vice Chair Update: Joe Janes has been elected to be the 2018-2019 Vice Chair. Committee on Committees:  The Committee on Committees is seeking candidates for membership on various Faculty Councils and Committees for 2018-19. If you would like to serve on a Council or recommend a colleague, then…


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…


January 23, 2018

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law January 25, 2018 Faculty Senate Vice Chair Search Update: The Senate Vice Chair Nominating Committee is currently interviewing nominees for the 2018-19 Vice Chair. The Nominating Committee expects to recommend candidates to the Senate Executive Committee at its February 12 meeting. Committee on Committees:  The Committee on Committees…


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…


October 24, 2017

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law October 10, 2017, Faculty Senate Meeting Faculty Councils have full membership and Chairs appointed. Welcome to all returning and new members! The list of members, along with meeting minutes and schedules can be found on our website at http://www.washington.edu/faculty/committees/councils.html . To…


May 5, 2017

Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Senate Executive Committee, May 8, 2017 Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law First-Year as Secretary of the Faculty: In addition to the usual secretarial activities, a number of things have been added this year. A Committee on Committees has been formed to help staff faculty councils, thus bringing to fruition planning done last year…


February 24, 2017

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…


January 26, 2017

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…


December 1, 2016

Report of the secretary of the faculty, December 1, 2016

The Senate Vice-Chair Nominating Committee will soon be formed and will be 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…



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