Senate communications


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…


Report of the Secretary of the Faculty

Mike Townsend, Associate Professor, School of Law January 25, 2018 Faculty Senate Vice Chair Search Update: The Senate Vice Chair Nominating Committee is currently interviewing nominees for the 2018-19 Vice Chair. The Nominating Committee expects to recommend candidates to the Senate Executive Committee at its February 12 meeting. Committee on Committees:  The Committee on Committees…


Report of the Faculty Senate Chair

Thaïsa Way, Professor, College of Built Environments January 25, 2018 Happy New Year…. At this time of year our councils and faculty are busy with much going on. Please be sure to read the reports included in this agenda. I sent out the report from our Legislative Liason, JoAnn Taricani, as it is an important…


Olympia: legislative update

Dear colleagues: I am pleased to forward this report from our Faculty Legislative Representative, JoAnn Taricani, in advance of our January Faculty Senate meeting, because several pieces of legislation are moving forward quickly in Olympia, as she describes below. We are very grateful to her for tracking many pieces of legislation on a variety of…