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”).

Materials

Task Force proposals

To seek feedback, the Task Force has developed videos that describe the drafts for a new system for addressing faculty discipline and disputes. The Task Force is working toward developing Class A Legislation consistent with the draft models for review and vote by the Faculty Senate in academic year 2020-2021. These videos represent the discussions to date, but they are expected to evolve as conversations take place among the relevant stakeholders during the drafting process, which is expected to take place throughout the Summer and Autumn quarters of 2020.

Video Clip on the draft grievance model

  • Click on the image below for a video (approx. 13 minutes in duration) that describes the draft model for addressing faculty grievances. To access subtitles, click on the cc in the lower right hand corner.

Video Clip on the draft misconduct model

  • Click on the image below for a video (approx. 13 minutes in duration) that describes the draft model for addressing faculty misconduct. To access subtitles, click on the cc in the lower right hand corner.

Video Clip on addressing interpersonal conflict

  • Click on the image below for a video (approx. 7 minutes in duration) that describes the draft model for addressing interpersonal conflict. To access subtitles, click on the cc in the lower right hand corner.

Questions/comments?

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