Senate communications

Faculty Senate Chair


July 12, 2018

Faculty senate chair year end report

Dear Faculty: Summer has officially begun- congratulations on another year of teaching, research, service, and collective efforts. This ends our 80th year of shared governance at UW! That is worthy of celebration. For my part, it has been a pleasure and honor to serve as the Chair of Faculty Senate. It has been an intense…


June 20, 2018

Opposing the separation of children from parents

The University of Washington Faculty Senate leadership strongly opposes the inappropriate separation of children from their parents in the implementation of border control for families seeking asylum in the USA and strongly urges that recently separated families be reunited. We support the letter of our President Cauce, who wrote “As educators, our obligations are to…


June 13, 2018

Faculty field tour

Media coverage for the 2018 Faculty Field Tour: KNDO’s (Yakima TV) on-air segment KNDO’s online story Spokesman op-ed by Thaisa Way and Ed Taylor


May 29, 2018

Report of the Faculty Senate chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments This has been an intense academic year as many activities draw to a close with the end of the spring quarter or being prepared for a next phase in the fall. Noting this season of change, I would like to take a moment to recognize the leadership of…


April 12, 2018

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments I write this while serving as host for a UW Alumni Association tour in Peru and Ecuador, providing commentary and lectures as an urban and landscape historian. Connecting my work as a scholar to my role as a representative of the UW faculty is an important reminder of…


February 28, 2018

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments Strengthening Shared Governance:  With the legislature in session, we are focused on near and long term objectives. Last weekend I attended the Town Hall for district 43 (the University’s district and my own) with Speaker Chopp, Representative Macri, and Senator Pedersen in support of funding the state need…


January 23, 2018

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments January 25, 2018 Happy New Year…. At this time of year our councils and faculty are busy with much going on. Please be sure to read the reports included in this agenda. I sent out the report from our Legislative Liason, JoAnn Taricani, as it is an important…


Olympia: legislative update

Dear colleagues: I am pleased to forward this report from our Faculty Legislative Representative, JoAnn Taricani, in advance of our January Faculty Senate meeting, because several pieces of legislation are moving forward quickly in Olympia, as she describes below. We are very grateful to her for tracking many pieces of legislation on a variety of…


October 24, 2017

October 19, 2017, Faculty Senate Chair’s Update

To ask further questions or request information, please write to UW Faculty Senate Chair, Thaisa Way, at  <senate@uw.edu> Dear Colleagues, We have just completed our first Faculty Senate Meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year. Because there are many issues shaping our work in faculty governance on a daily basis, we wanted to give you an…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Report of the Faculty Senate Chair Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments October 19, 2017, Faculty Senate Meeting It is a pleasure to be provide my first report for you as Chair of the UW Faculty Senate. Together with the senate leadership we are working on five year-long goals: Strengthening Shared Governance through Faculty…



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