See RCW 28B.20.200.
The University faculty consists of:
whether serving under visiting, acting, research, clinical, or affiliate appointment, whether serving part-time or full-time, and whether serving in an active or emeritus capacity. The faculty, beginning with the professor, are listed in order for purposes of determining voting eligibility based on superior rank.
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 29, June 8, 1964, S–A 32, May 8, 1967, S–A 78, December 14, 1988: all with Presidential approval; RC, February 1, 2008; S–A 124, July 5, 2011 with Presidential approval.
|A.||Except as provided in Subsection B of this section
the voting members of the University faculty are those faculty members
holding the rank and/or title of:
|B.||Notwithstanding the rank or title held, the following are not voting members of the faculty:
|C.||Research faculty may vote on all personnel matters as described
in the Faculty Code except those relating to the promotion
to and/or tenure of faculty to the following ranks and titles:
|Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 32, May 8, 1967; S–A 37, February 8, 1971; S–A 45, January 17, 1975; S–A 78, December 14, 1988; S–A 98, May 12, 1998; S–A 103, March 6, 2001; S–A 108, June 21, 2002; S–A 124, July 5, 2011: all with Presidential approval.|
|A.||The President of the University is the presiding officer
of the University faculty.
|B.||The Secretary of the Faculty shall be a member of the faculty with tenure.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 28, May 3, 1962: both with Presidential approval.
Except as specifically provided in Chapter 23, particularly in Sections 23-31, 23-43, and 23-44, all legislative powers of the University faculty are vested in the Faculty Senate as constituted under the provisions of Chapter 22. The faculty, however, reserve the power to approve or reject certain actions of the Faculty Senate in accord with the provisions of Chapter 22, Section 22-74 and Chapter 29, Section 29-36.
The University faculty, in addition, reserves the right and power by a majority vote of the voting members of the entire faculty to rescind the delegation of legislative powers to the Faculty Senate provided that such vote is taken at a meeting called specifically for the purpose of considering such action, that notice of such meeting is given to each voting member of the faculty at least two weeks before the date of the meeting and that the date of the meeting is set for a school day between October 15 and May 30.
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 29, June 8, 1964; S–A 50, January 22, 1976: all with Presidential approval.
No person except an official representative of the faculty, appointed by the Senate in accord with Section 22-34, shall represent or speak for the University faculty, or purport to do so.
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956 with Presidential approval.
|A.||The University faculty shall hold meetings for the
purpose of receiving information from the President, from other
administrative officers, and from the Senate, and for the purpose of
discussing any matter of general faculty interest.
|B.||In accord with its delegation of legislative power to the Faculty
Senate, the faculty shall take no action of a legislative nature at a
faculty meeting, but by resolution, approved by a majority of the voting
members present, it may recommend legislative action to the Senate.
|C.||At any meeting of the faculty at which 50% or more of its voting
members are present, the faculty, through a resolution approved by a majority
of those present, may make recommendations to the Board of Regents or to the
President upon any matter pertaining to the welfare of the University.
|D.||If at any meeting the faculty passes a resolution directed to, or affecting persons outside the University, the resolution shall be transmitted to the Senate for consideration and shall not be effective unless approved by a majority vote of the Senate.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 50, January 22, 1976: both with Presidential approval.
|A.||There shall be a meeting of the University faculty upon call
of the President, or the Senate, or 10% of the voting members of the
faculty. The faculty shall meet at least once in each academic year, and the
President shall call such a meeting if none has otherwise been called.
|B.||The Secretary of the Faculty shall fix the time and place of each faculty meeting and shall provide notice thereof, together with a statement of the business to be transacted, to each member of the faculty.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956 with Presidential approval; RC, December 4, 2013.
The President shall determine the order of business at each meeting of the faculty, and in so doing shall provide opportunity for introduction of new business from the floor.
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956 with Presidential approval.
|A.||The standing committees of the University
faculty, authorized by Chapter 13, Section 13–31, Subsection B,
shall be designated faculty councils.
|B.||The power to select and appoint the chair and members of each faculty
council is delegated by the University faculty to the Senate.
|C.||The term "faculty committee" or "committee of the faculty" as used in Chapters 21, 22, 25, 41, and 42 means a special or an ad hoc committee of the University faculty, of the Senate, or of a faculty council, appointed by the Senate, or by the Senate Executive Committee, or by a faculty council and responsible to the Senate, or to the Executive Committee, or to a faculty council.|
S–A 29, June 8, 1964 with Presidential approval.
|A.||Except as specified under Subsection B below,
only voting members of the faculty are eligible for appointment
to, and continued service on, a faculty council or a faculty
committee as defined in Section 21-60, Subsection A.
|B.||Retired members of the faculty, nonacademic officers
of the University (ex officio), and members of
the Associated Students of the University of Washington,
the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the Professional
Staff Organization, and the Association of Librarians
of the University of Washington are eligible for one-year
appointments to faculty councils or faculty committees
with or without vote as determined by the Senate Executive
Committee (see Chapter 41, Section 41-34, Subsection B.)*
*At its meeting of 29 April 1996, the Senate Executive Committee interpreted the word "eligible" to be permissive rather than mandatory; it allows, but does not require, appointments in each of the categories named in this subsection.
|C.||The President of the University is a member ex officio of each faculty council
or faculty committee. At his or her discretion the President may designate an alternate
delegated to serve upon a faculty council or faculty committee.
|Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 29, June 8, 1964; S–A 40, January 6, 1972; S–A 51, June 15, 1976; S–A 67, December 5, 1983; S–A 92, April 10, 1995; S–A 97, January 10, 1997; S–A 103, March 6, 2001: all with Presidential approval.|
|A.||The term of service upon a faculty council is
three years, beginning on the sixteenth day of September following
|B.||A person appointed to fill a vacancy on a faculty council shall
be appointed as specified in Chapter 41, Section 41-33.
|C.||Members of faculty committees as defined in Section 21-60 shall serve until discharged by whosoever appointed the committee.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 29, June 8, 1964; S–A 35, June 17, 1970: all with Presidential approval.
|A.||Each faculty council shall meet at the call of its chair.
|B.||Each faculty council shall make reports of its activities to the Senate and to the President in accordance with Chapter 22, Section 22-60, Subsection B and Chapter 42, Section 42-33.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956; S–A 29, June 8, 1964: both with Presidential approval.
|A.||The Secretary of the Faculty shall make the current
edition of the Faculty Code and Governance available to the
University of Washington community.
|B.||Each new member of the faculty at the time duties are assumed
shall be advised about the Faculty Code and Governance.
|C.||The Secretary of the Faculty shall advise the faculty when revisions are made to the Faculty Code and Governance.|
Section 13–31, April 16, 1956 with Presidential approval; BR, June 1972; S–A 110, July 9, 2003 with Presidential approval; RC, November 17, 2011.