Faculty Senate & Governance

Faculty Disciplinary Task Force

Leadership & structure

The Faculty Senate Task Force on Faculty Discipline and Dispute Resolution is co-chaired by Mike Townsend, Secretary of the Faculty and Associate Professor in the UW School of Law, and Zoe Barsness, 2016-17 chair of the Faculty Senate and Associate Professor in the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business. The Task Force is made up of a Steering Committee, which oversees two work groups: Values and Principles, and Legal and Regulations (aka the “Drafting Committee”).

Note: The timeline for completing the Class A Legislation has been extended to academic year 2022-2023. Based on the important feedback that the Drafting Committee received, the committee has revised the draft legislation and the videos, which are provided, below. The Drafting Committee will continue its work over the summer with the expectation of making any necessary further revisions to present final legislation in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Materials

Videos and Draft Legislation

The following videos were created by the Drafting Committee of the Task Force to provide an overview of the design of the proposed models. These videos may be revised and updated at any time. It would be helpful to review the videos in the following order:

Introduction

This video provides an overview of the five major design improvements of the proposed faculty dispute resolution and faculty discipline processes as compared to the current Faculty Code processes (approx. 25 minutes):

Grievances

This video provides a comparison of the current process with the proposed design of a faculty “grievance” process (approx. 26 minutes):

A copy of the current draft of the proposed legislation to revise Chapter 27 of the Faculty Code can be viewed below. This is intended to be the final draft prepared by the Drafting Committee for consideration by the Senate Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate.

Proposed Chapter 27: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Faculty Grievances (with commentary)

Proposed Chapter 27: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Faculty Grievances (without commentary)

Faculty Conduct

This video provides a comparison of the current process with the proposed design of the faculty conduct process (approx. 49 minutes):

A copy of the current draft of the proposed legislation to revise Chapter 28 of the Faculty Code can be viewed below. This is intended to be the final draft prepared by the Drafting Committee for consideration by the Senate Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate.

Proposed Chapter 28: Formal Intervention and Faculty Conduct Proceedings (with commentary)

Proposed Chapter 28: Formal Intervention and Faculty Conduct Proceedings (without commentary)

Revisions to Chapter 25: Tenure of Faculty (revisions necessary to align with the proposed Chapter 28 legislation)

Questions/comments?

Please contact the Secretary of the Faculty, Mike Townsend, with inquiries or input for the Task Force.