• Faculty and Staff Discussion Series:  Preparing for the future.

The UW Faculty Senate is honored to invite all of the UW faculty and staff to a series of discussions addressing the potential impact of changes in the broader political context as it relates to our leadership, teaching, and research within an academic institution. Below are listed topics, lead faculty member(s) (most will include additional panelists) and the date and location. For questions, please contact the Office of the Faculty Senate at senate@uw.edu. All seminars are on Fridays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (note that locations change so please read for location).

*Higher education funding and practices; Sarah Castro, Director, Federal Relations / External Affairs & Randy Hodgins, Vice President of External Affairs, February 3, Dean’s Forum (Room 309) Parrington Hall

*Immigration law and DACA; Angelica Charzaro, Assistant Professor of Law, February 24, Simpson Center Lecture Room, CMU 120

* The Affordable Care Act; Sallie Thieme Sanford, Associate Professor of Law, with Norma Coe, Aaron Katz, John Wilkerson, and Gunnar Almgren, March 10, 2017. Dean’s Forum (Room 309) Parrington Hall

* Climate and environmental science and policy: Aseem Prakash, Professor, Political Science, Director Center for Environmental Politics, & Nives Dolsak, Professor and Associate Director, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, March 31, Simpson Center Lecture Room, CMU 120

* Civility and Inclusive Community building; Ben Marwick, Associate Professor of Archaeology, & Beth Kalikoff, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning April 14, Dean’s Forum (Room 309) Parrington Hall

* Research Funding and Support; Mary Lidstrom, Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Associate Deans of Research, May 12, Dean’s Forum (Room 309) Parrington Hall

*Academic freedom faculty discussion panel, Theodore Myhre, College of Arts & Sciences, Honors Program, Law School, and AAUP in partnership with the UW Faculty Senate, Tuesday April 25, 2017, 3:00 − 5:30, Alder Auditorium

  • Diversity and Inclusivity – resources for faculty seeking to foster an inclusive community for research, teaching and service.
  • The next meeting of the Faculty Senate is Thursday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Savery Hall 260.
    • Meeting highlights:  Open Access Policy discussion, Class B Legislation approving the Student Conduct Policy, Class A Legislation proposing changes to the faculty code clarifying roles for faculty members with instructional titles, and two Class C resolutions, one regarding the importance of immigration to American higher education and the other regarding support for the UW faculty letter of shared values.
  • The Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services has passed a resolution urging the provost to assure that classroom needs are a high priority in the Seattle campus master plan. The resolution was approved by the Senate Executive Committee at its January 9 meeting and approved by the Faculty Senate at its March meeting.
  • Phase II changes to the UW Student Conduct Code are in development. The Student Conduct Code WAC has gone through the Class B approval process. The Faculty Senate will vote on the Class B legislation creating a student conduct policy that is outside the WAC. That action will take place at the April 20th senate meeting.
  • The Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs is currently addressing issues pertaining to lecturers.
  • The Faculty Council on Research forwarded to the Faculty Senate a Class C resolution regarding postdoctoral researcher issues, which was then approved at their March 2 meeting.