Senate communications

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 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…


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…


May 19, 2018

UW Faculty Senate turns 80

See the article in the UW News.  


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…


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…


Report of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma 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 wide range of…


Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

JoAnn Taricani, Associate Professor, Music History The top priorities of our Faculty Senate this biennium were: (1) faculty compensation and (2) student financial aid and access. On these two points, we have made some progress in the supplemental budget. The supplemental budget adds $9 million for faculty and professional staff salaries, as one-time funding. The…


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