Senate communications

March 29, 2017

Critical Judgments of News

Is that news source legit? As highlighted in the UW Insider, the UW libraries has developed a terrific starting tool kit for thinking about how we make critical judgments of news and information in the public media. UW Insider: “Be a savvy consumer of online information and don’t fall for “fake news” or “truthiness.”…

March 13, 2017

The future of the affordable care act

Friday March 10, 3:30 – 5:00, Denny Forum, Room 309, Parrington Hall Second seminar in the Faculty and Staff Discussion Series: “Preparing for the Future” Sponsored by the University of Washington Faculty Senate Moderator and Panelists: Sallie Sanford, Associate Professor, Law (also Public Health) Aaron Katz, Principal Lecturer, Public Health (also Law) Norma Coe, Assistant…

March 9, 2017

Legislative update and town hall meetings

The House and Senate have just concluded the cutoff of the first half of the regular session this evening (Wednesday); all policy legislation must have passed either the House or Senate in order to continue to be in consideration. (Budget issues are exempted from this deadline.) Now, all policy bills that have survived go to…

March 7, 2017

Faculty/ Staff Discussion on the Affordable Care Act with Sallie Thieme Sanford and colleagues

• This is a gentle reminder that our third Faculty Senate discussion for faculty and staff :  The Affordable Care Act; Sallie Thieme Sanford, Associate Professor of Law, with Norma Coe, Aaron Katz, John Wilkerson, and Gunnar Almgren is on Friday March 10, 3:30-5:00 PM, Denny Forum, Room 309, Parrington Hall The UW Faculty Senate is honored…

March 1, 2017

Invitation to informal conversation with faculty and administration leadership

Dear Faculty, As faculty members, we have a responsibility to foster a community of diverse opinions while working to build and sustain a supportive community and campus climate. Given the speed and intensity of changes in the current political landscape and local events, this has proven to be a challenging task. Just like our students,…

Open access policy

The June 2016 Open Access Report and separate Open Access Policy + FAQ pages are on the Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing and Open Access webpage. The Faculty Senate will be acting on Open Access Class B legislation at a spring quarter meeting.