Senate communications


November 30, 2017

From Dean Lisa Graumlich, on sexual harassment and what we can do

What can we do about sexual misconduct? First, bring it out into the open. I applaud the many individuals who have shared their #MeToo stories as well as those who have asked probing questions about how a scientific culture that celebrates collegiality could allow this to occur. This opens the door to connect people with…


Senate summary 11-30-17

Our meeting earlier today occurred while the federal tax bill was being actively changed; the possible ramifications of the tax bill (addressed below) and other changing federal policies has put more focus on national policies than we typically see at the Faculty Senate level, and infused several of the discussions noted below. By the time…


Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law November 30, 2017 Vice-Chair Nominations: The search for the 2018-19 Faculty Senate Vice Chair is beginning and currently seeking nominations. The ideal candidate would be an accomplished senior faculty member who has served in leadership roles within the university and who has the breadth of understanding to speak…


Report of the Faculty Legislative Representative

JoAnn Taricani, Associate Professor, Music History November 30, 2017 Majorities for 2018 supplemental session: With the Democratic candidate winning the 45th District in the general election, the State Senate now has a Democratic majority. As I have noted several times last year, both the House and Senate have very slim majorities, meaning that just a…


Report of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting

Zoe Barsness, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma November 30, 2017 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…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Tha├»sa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments November 30, 2017 The Faculty Senate along with our Councils are actively addressing our goals of strengthened shared governance; building fiscal stability; developing a UW Faculty 2050 framework; clarifying career trajectories for lecturers; and fostering a more diverse, equitable, and just community on our campuses. All of this…