Senate communications


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…