Over the summer, a memo signed by 123 faculty and staff members from across the WSU system was sent to WSU leadership, with the hope that some policies and changes could be instituted to help faculty navigate the ongoing increased labor demands that have come with COVID-19. The memo posted here is the same as the memo sent to administrators, with the exception of two minor errors that have been corrected. The intention was to circulate the memo quickly and submit it in a timely manner. As there was no discussion of or understanding that the memo would be shared more broadly or made public, we also have omitted the names of the signees.
Faculty Senate was provided with the System Roles and Responsibilities report linked below. Please take the time to carefully read this report. Dean Chip Hunter chaired this group. AG Rud served as faculty representative. Additional members included Laura Griner-Hill (Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Affairs), Theresa Elliot Cheslek (Vice President Human Resource Services), and Sandra Haynes (Chancellor Tri-Cities). Susan Finerty consulted.