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Faculty Status Committee looks to fill 3 positions

The Faculty Status Committee is soliciting nominations of tenured faculty for three committee member positions. The deadline for nominations is March 9.   The three-year member terms begin August 2011. For information on the responsibilities of the Faculty Status Committee click here. Also see the WSU Faculty Manual here.   Nominations should be sent to […]

University service necessary for shared governance

From Barry Swanson, executive secretary, Faculty Senate; Fran McSweeney, vice provost for Faculty Affairs; and the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate Washington State University, as other universities, faces a crisis in faculty service. Twenty- five years ago, the Committee on Committees recruited at least two faculty members for each opening on a Faculty […]

Switchback complete in Faculty Senate

The switchback is complete. Chuck Pezeshki and Ken Struckmeyer have traded positions, making them chair and chair elect of the Faculty Senate once again. Pezeshki and Struckmeyer began in this configuration when elected in 2004, then switched places following the 2005 election, and now are switching back for a final year.Awaiting Pezeshki this fall was […]

Faculty Senate election features familiar duo

Batman and Robin, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Laurel and Hardy, Pezeshki and Struckmeyer. Okay, the last two aren’t as well known as the first ones, unless you follow Washington State University’s Faculty Senates.It appears this well-known duo — Chuck Pezeshki and Ken Struckmeyer — will be appearing for a third time on the Faculty […]

Faculty senates converge to leverage NCAA reform

Money talks. And nowhere is it talking louder than in collegiate athletics. Granted, the rules addressing college athletes have become more stringent and rigorously enforced in the past several years, particularly in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. But that does not mean money and winning are not important issues. Washington State University will host faculty […]