Faculty Senate

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 […]

Faculty Senate: Budget motion rejected, A2P2 changes approved

A motion to enhance faculty input to pending budget decisions failed in the Faculty Senate Thursday. Opponents said it was too late in the process and there had been opportunity for – and acceptance of – faculty input from the beginning of the process. The Faculty Senate also approved a variety of program and degree […]

Regents to meetat WSU Tri-Cities

PULLMAN – The Board of Regents of WSU will be asked to approve establishment of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the School of Global Animal Health at the board’s regular meeting to be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Room 120 of the Consolidated Information Center on the Tri-Cities campus. The agenda for […]

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 […]