Senate communications

August 4, 2020

Disarming & Defunding UW Police: What Does That Look Like? A Conversation for the University of Washington Community

AUGUST 7, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PST) Hosted by the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs Please use the following link to join the webinar on Zoom: Panelists: Gautham Reddy, Professor, Radiology; Brenda Williams, Senior Lecturer, School of Law; Thomas Locke, Graduate Student, Political Science; Angelica Chazaro, Assistant Professor, School of Law; Alexes…

March 1, 2019

Faculty Legislative Representative Report, 2/28/2019

The report given by JoAnn Taricani, Faculty Legislative Representative, at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, February 28, can be found here.

December 7, 2018

University Budgets and Faculty Legislative Representative Presentations

At the Faculty Senate meeting on December 6, 2018, Sarah Hall, vice provost for planning & budgeting, and JoAnn Taricani, faculty legislative representative, gave presentations. Please find their presentations below: UW Budget Overview by Sarah Hall 2019 Legislative Session by JoAnn Taricani

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…

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