Senate communications


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…

September 7, 2017

Committed to the future of our DACA students

Faculty Colleagues: Yesterday we heard that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will come to an end in six months unless there is legislative action to protect it. As noted by President Cauce, this decision could have extremely serious consequences for students on all three campuses who are essential and vital members…

April 25, 2017

Faculty group writes letter of shared values, Faculty Senate endorses

Colleagues With the Faculty Senate endorsement of this letter in a Class C Resolution brought to the Senate by Max Leiblich and passed by the Senate on April 18, 2017, we want to share the letter and the invitation to sign on if you so choose. Here is the invitation being shared by the small…

April 13, 2017

Faculty / Staff Discussion on Civility and Inclusive Community Building

This is a reminder that our fifth Faculty Senate discussion for faculty and staff :  Civility and Inclusive Community building; Ben Marwick, Associate Professor of Archaeology, & Beth Kalikoff, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, is on Friday, April 14, from 3:30-5:00 pm in Room 309, Parrington Hall The UW Faculty Senate is honored to…

April 9, 2017

Take note of discussions at UW Tacoma

On April 10- Identifying Fake News: and May 3- #BlacklivesMatter : A Conversation, with Patrisse Cullors and Jamelle Bouie,

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 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,…

February 28, 2017

CLCM Faculty Statement Regarding Political Harassment and Academic Freedom

A doctoral student and instructor in our Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, who was among those who protested the appearance of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington, has since the event been the target of hateful internet bullying, sexual harassment and violent threats. Alan-Michael Weatherford, who teaches diversity and queer…

February 1, 2017

Resources for international students and faculty

Dear Faculty, As we move forward into a new year with a new American president, many things appear to be moving fast and having both short and long-term impacts for our colleagues, peers, students, and staff. As faculty senate leadership, we are striving to provide you with access to the information you need in as…

November 22, 2016

Inclusivity and community resources

Dear Colleagues, On Friday, November 11, President Cauce joined faculty as we met to share ideas and good practices about how we might better navigate a suddenly more challenging teaching terrain and provide support for each other in doing so. As faculty members at the University of Washington, we have a responsibility to foster a…