Faculty Senate & Governance

Legislation

The following list of legislation appears in chronological order by date, and includes three kinds of senate actions. Flowcharts are available which describe the Class A and Class B legislative process.

Pending legislation

  • There is no pending legislation.

Approved legislation

2013-14

  • Class A Legislation 133: Professor of  Practice.  Result:  Approved by 75.9% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on June 11, 2014.
  • Class C Resolution:  Resolution Concerning Transgender Coverage.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 1, 2014.
  • Class A Legislation 132:  Updates to the Faculty Code.  Result:  Approved by 90.74% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on March 25, 2014.
  • Class B Legislation 180:  Updates to Scholastic Regulations Chapters 101-117.  Result:  Received three objections from faculty; received final approval from President Young and became effective on February 27, 2014.
  • Class A Legislation 131:  A Statement of Principle: Academic Freedom and Responsibility.  Result:  Approved by 95.83% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on January 9, 2014.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning University of Washington International & English Language Programs Extension Lecturers.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 5, 2013.

2012-13

  • Class A Legislation 130: Modifying Procedures and Promotions.  Result:  Approved by 89.52% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on June 14, 2013.
  • Class B Legislation 179: Revisions of Scholastic Regulations to Create a Diversity Graduation Requirement for Undergraduates.  Result:  Received twenty-one objections from faculty; received final approval from President Young and became effective on May 24, 2013.
  • Class B Legislation 178: Revisions of Scholastic Regulations Related to Categories of Matriculated Students.  Result:  Received eight objections from faculty; received final approval from President Young and became effective on May 24, 2013.
  • Class A Legislation 129: Changes to “Without Tenure” Appointment Term Length.  Result:  Approved by 85.48% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on April 16, 2013.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Addressing Faculty Demographic Concerns.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on November 29, 2012.

2011-12

  • Class C Resolution:  Resolution of Appreciation, Susan Astley, Faculty Senate Chair.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 17, 2012.
  • Class A Legislation 127:  Revisions Related to Part Time Lecturer Appointments.  Result:  Approved by 90.39% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on June 11, 2012.
  • Class A Legislation 126:  Revision Delegating Authority for Select Faculty Appointments.  Result:  Approved by 79.00% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on June 11, 2012.
  • Class A Legislation 125: Revision Related to Appointment and Promotion of Faculty Members.  Result:  Approved by 77.61% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on June 11, 2012.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Repairing Shared Governance and the Faculty Salary Policy.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 1, 2011.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning the Provost Search Process.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 1, 2011.

2010-11

  • Class A Legislation 124:  Revision Related to Lecturer and Instructor Issues.  Result:  Approved by 88.58% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Young and became effective on July 5, 2011.
  • Class C Resolution:  Resolution of Appreciation, Phyllis Wise, University President.  Result: Received Faculty Senate approval on May 19, 2011.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution of Appreciation, James “JW” Harrington, Faculty Senate Chair.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 19, 2011.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning the Faculty Fund for Library Excellence.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 10, 2011.

2009-10

  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Regarding Faculty Salary Policy.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on June 3, 2010.
  • Class A Legislation 123:  Revision of Faculty Council Structure (FCTL). Result:  Approved by 94.03% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on May 27, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution:  Resolution Regarding Faculty Salary Policy (Proposed Extension of EO 29).  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 20, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution of Appreciation, David Lovell, Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting Chair. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 20, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution of Appreciation, Mark Emmert, University President.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 20, 2010,
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution of Appreciation, Bruce Balick, Faculty Senate Chair.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 20, 2010.
  • Class B Legislation 177:  Revisions Related to Scholastic Regulations.  Result:  Received three objections from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on April 14, 2010.
  • Class A Legislation 122:  Revision of the Faculty Senate Structure. Result:  Approved by 85.44% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on April 5, 2010.
  • Class A Legislation 121:  Elimination of the Faculty Council on University Relations. Result:  Approved by 92.84% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on April 16, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution:  Resolution Concerning Affordable Textbooks.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 11, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution in Support of Student Involvement in Higher Education Advocacy Day.  Result:  Received Senate Executive Committee approval on January 11, 2010.
  • Class B Legislation 176: Procedures Related to Honorary Degrees.  Result:  Received no objections from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on January 13, 2010.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Proposal for a Special Committee on Honorary Degrees.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 3, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Observance of Central Cultural and Religious Practices.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on October 29, 2009.

2008-09

  • Class A Legislation 120: Revision of Conciliatory Proceedings. Result:  Approved by 94.21% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 4, 2009.
  • Class A Legislation 119: Revision of Reorganization, Consolidation and Elimination of Programs Procedures.  Result:  Approved by 88.27% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 4, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution in Support of the University of Washington Hosting Tent City III.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 21, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Student Photo Class Lists.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate Approval on April 23, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Scholarly Publishing Alternatives and Authors’ Rights.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on April 23, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Live Webcams on University of Washington Websites.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 29, 2009.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning Faculty Support for the Washington Student Lobby and its Petition Campaign.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 29, 2009.

2007-08

  • Class B Legislation 175: Undergraduate Cross Campus Enrollment Policy.  Result: Received 1 objection from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on May 29, 2008.
  • Class C Resolution: Resolution Concerning UW Environmental Stewardship.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on April 24, 2008.
  • Class C Resolution: Concerning Fostering Multi-Unit Interdisciplinary Research.   Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 13, 2008.
  • Class C Resolution: Supporting Student Involvement in Lobby Day.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 31, 2008.
  • Class A Legislation 118: Housekeeping legislation correcting an out-dated section of the code and under “Establishment of Faculty Groups,” adding Global Health to Group 7.  Result:  Approved by 97.07% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on January 1, 2008.
  • Class A Legislation 117: Procedures for Removal of Faculty Senate Officers and the Secretary of the Faculty  Result:  Approved by 94.79% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on January 1, 2008.
  • Class C Resolution:  Support of Providing Faculty Experience on the Board of Regents. Results:  Received Faculty Senate approval on November 29, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution:  Support of the UW’s Focus the Nation Event (Focus the Nation Web Site). Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on November 29, 2007.

2006-07

  • Class B Legislation 174: Change in the University Handbook:  WAC 478-120, Related to the Student Conduct Code.  Result:  Received 5 objections from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 29, 2007.
  • Class A Legislation 116:  Change Procedures for Appointing the Secretary of the Faculty.  Result:  Approved by 96.61% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 15, 2007.
  • Class A Legislation 115:  Clarify the Definition of a Campus and Distinguish Campuses from Schools and Colleges  Results:  Approved by 94.92% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 15, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution: Dependent Tuition Waivers.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 24, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution:  Automatic Enrollment in UW Retirement Plans. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 24, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution: Endorsement of the Husky Tee Project. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on April 26, 2007.
  • Class B Legislation 173:  Distance Learning Course Indicators.   Result:  Received 149 objections from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on April 6, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution: Supporting Student Involvement in Lobby Day. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 25, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution:  Principles of State Higher Education Policy. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 25, 2007.
  • Class C Resolution:  SR 520 Bridge Replacement Project. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on October 26, 2006.

2005-06

  • Class C Resolution:  Storti Lawsuit Settlement.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on April 27, 2006.
  • Class C Resolution:  Fair Trade Coffee. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 2, 2006.

2004-05

  • Class A Legislation 114:  Name and Status Change for the Special Committee on Faculty Women and Special Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs.  Result:  Approved by 92.76% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on June 9, 2005.
  • Class C Resolution:  Support for Student Involvement in Lobby Day.
    Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 27, 2005.
  • Class A Legislation 113:  Housekeeping Amendments to Faculty Senate Operations.  Result:  Approved by 94.99% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on February 24, 2005.
  • Class B Legislation 172:  Acceptance of Transfer Credits.
    Result:  Received two objections from faculty; received final approval from President Emmert and became effective on January 24, 2005.
  • Class C Resolution:  Endorse the Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform from the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA). Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 2, 2004.

2003-04

  • Class C Resolution:  Acknowledge President Huntsman’s University Service.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 13, 2004.
  • Class A Legislation 111:  Terms of Faculty Senate Officers. Results:  Approved by 96.52% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Huntsman and became effective on June 1, 2004.
  • Class A Legislation 112:  Change Chair of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting.  Result:  Approved by 92.51 % of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Huntsman and became effective on June 1, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  Voter Registration.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 13, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  Non-faculty Collective Bargaining Negotiations.                       Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 13, 2004.
  • Class B Legislation 171:  Faculty Deputy Legislative Representative.   Result:  Received one objection from faculty; received final approval from President Huntsman and became effective on April 22, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  Increase in Transportation Fees. Result: Received Faculty Senate approval on April 22, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  Finalists for Presidential Search.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 11, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  NIH and Academic Freedom. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 29, 2004.
  • Class C Resolution:  Support for Student Involvement in Lobby Day. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on January 29, 2004.

2002-03

  • Class A Legislation 110:  Electronic Balloting / Handbook Initiative   Result:  Approved by 94.81% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Huntsman and became effective on July 9, 2003.
  • Class A Legislation 109:  Designation of Emeriti Faculty. Result:  Approved by 96.14 % of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President Huntsman and became effective on June 5, 2003.
  • Class B Legislation 170:  Grades, Honors and Scholarship.  Result:  Received four objections from faculty; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on June 20, 2003.
  • Class C Resolution:  Day of Learning.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 13, 2003.
  • Class C Resolution:  Faculty Representation on the Presidential Search Committee.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on December 5, 2002.
  • Class C Resolution:  Oversight of Funds from Non-state Sources.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on October 24, 2002.
  • Class C Resolution:  Endorsement of the SEIU Local / Classified Staff Association Regarding Health Care Costs.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on October 24, 2002.

2001-02

  • Class A Legislation 107:  Regular Faculty Conferences.  Result:  Approved by 70.8 % of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on June 20, 2002.
  • Class A Legislation 108:  Lecturer Titles and Appointment Duration.
    Result:  Approved by 87.05 % of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on June 21, 2002.
  • Class C Resolution:  Intent of the Faculty Salary Policy.  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 16, 2002.
  • Class C Resolution:  Endorsement of SCPB Recommendations. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 2, 2002.
  • Class C Resolution:  Budget Decisions. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 2, 2002.
  • Class A Legislation 105:   Faculty Policies on Competitive Offers and WOT Faculty.  Result:  Approved by 86.59% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on May 6, 2002.
  • Class A Legislation 106:  Eligibility for Senate Membership. Result:  Approved by 85.98% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on May 6, 2002.
  • Class B Legislation 169:  Undergraduate Admissions.  Result:  Received one objection from faculty; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on February 1, 2002.
  • Class B Legislation 168:  Honorary Degrees.  Result:  Received six objections from faculty; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on February 1, 2002.
  • Class B Legislation 167:  Distance Learning.  Result:  Received no objections from faculty; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on November 26, 2001.

2000-01

  • Class C Resolution:  Removal of Temporary Building. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 24, 2001.
  • Class C Resolution:  Rewarding Teaching. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 24, 2001.
  • Class C Resolution:  University Initiatives Fund (UIF). Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on May 24, 2001.
  • Class A Legislation 104:   Tri-campus Legislation.  Result:  Approved by 88.8% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on April 9, 2001.
  • Class A Legislation 103:  Voting Rights for Research Faculty.  Result:  Approved by 72% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on March 6, 2001.
  • Class C Resolution:  Urge Administration to Begin Bargaining with GSEAC/UAW.   Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on
    November 14, 2000.
  • Class C Resolution:  Support Actions Taken by Faculty Members (GSEAC)  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on November 14, 2000.
  • Class C Resolution:  Public Sector Enabling Legislation for Collective Bargaining  Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on November 30, 2000.

1999-00

  • Class A Legislation 102:  Duration of Nontenure Appointments (WOT). Result:  Approved by 86.1% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on July 7, 2000.
  • Class A Legislation 101:  Adjudicative Proceedings for the Resolution of Differences.  Result:  Approved by 92% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on July 7, 2000.
  • Class A Legislation 100:  Procedures for Promotions.  Result:  Approved by 71.5% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on April 25, 2000.
  • Class C Resolution:  Sound Transit. Result:  Received Faculty Senate approval on March 2, 2000.

1998-99

  • Class A Legislation 99:  Salary – Promotion and Merit.  Result:  Approved by 67.9% of the faculty casting votes; received final approval from President McCormick and became effective on July 9, 1999.

 Indexes of Previously Passed Legislation

Previously passed legislation may be available in university archives or the Faculty Senate office.