Senate communications

February 28, 2018

Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

JoAnn Taricani, Associate Professor, Music History We are moving into the final few weeks of the 2018 legislative session, and have a better sense of what policy legislation is out of consideration, plus received supplemental budget proposals from the House and Senate in the past week, which I describe below. I had sent one update…


Report of the chair of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma The Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting 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…


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…


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…


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 Multicultural Affairs report

Brenda Williams, Lecturer, School of Law, Chair, FCMA January 25, 2018 At the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs initial meeting in October 2017, the council reviewed recommended goals from Senate Chair Thaisa Way and developed supplemental topic areas and goals for the council’s work. Evaluate relevant sections of the Faculty Code and associated practices through…


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…


Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

JoAnn Taricani, Music History January 25, 2018 I am pleased to provide an update on some legislation that has moved quickly, as well as a reminder of our priorities for the session.  There has been rapid action this week on the faculty regent bill, financial aid for health care graduates, and the capital budget for…


Report of the chair of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma January 25, 2018 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…


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