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August 4, 2020

Disarming & Defunding UW Police: What Does That Look Like? A Conversation for the University of Washington Community

AUGUST 7, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PST) Hosted by the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs Please use the following link to join the webinar on Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95247426190. Panelists: Gautham Reddy, Professor, Radiology; Brenda Williams, Senior Lecturer, School of Law; Thomas Locke, Graduate Student, Political Science; Angelica Chazaro, Assistant Professor, School of Law; Alexes…


March 1, 2019

Faculty Legislative Representative Report, 2/28/2019

The report given by JoAnn Taricani, Faculty Legislative Representative, at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, February 28, can be found here.


December 7, 2018

University Budgets and Faculty Legislative Representative Presentations

At the Faculty Senate meeting on December 6, 2018, Sarah Hall, vice provost for planning & budgeting, and JoAnn Taricani, faculty legislative representative, gave presentations. Please find their presentations below: UW Budget Overview by Sarah Hall 2019 Legislative Session by JoAnn Taricani


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…


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…


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…


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…


October 12, 2016

Special invitation to UW faculty

Dear Colleagues, Just two weeks ago, we celebrated Dr. David J. Thouless — our seventh faculty member to win a Nobel Prize.   There are countless stars among our faculty.  The campaign that we are about to launch both celebrates and, most important, is a part of making possible our collective successes in the lab, studio,…