Faculty Governance Defined
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Welcome to the Website of the Secretary of the Faculty
Marcia Killien, Secretary of the Faculty
Alex Bolton, Assistant to the Secretary
Grayson Court, Faculty Council Support Analyst
36 Gerberding Hall
Seattle WA 98195-1271
As an elected officer of the faculty, the Secretary manages an office that facilitates faculty governance by
- providing support staff and meeting spaces for the Faculty Senate and its leadership, the Senate Executive Committee (SEC) and the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting;
- developing slates of candidates for the University Faculty Councils for SEC nomination and Senate confirmation;
- providing orientations and staff coordination for meetings, materials and records;
- providing support to the 18 faculty councils in the schools, colleges,
UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, in their efforts to develop Code-compliant bylaws and, as resources allow, at the departmental level.
Faculty Senate "Client Survey:"
At the end of Spring Quarter 2011, Secretary of the Faculty Killien requested assistance from the staff of the Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OEI) in conducting a “client survey” to provide her with data for an interim assessment of her performance since her appointment and current office functioning. The survey was developed, administered, and data analyzed and summarized by staff of OEI. The survey was sent to members of the Senate, chairs of the elected faculty councils of schools, colleges, and campuses, Faculty Council chairs, and individuals who had consulted with the office in the past three years. There were 81 respondents to the survey. Summary results showed a high level of client satisfaction with the services of the Secretary and of the Office.
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