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February Announcement

Dear Colleagues, In recent days there have been several news articles in which faculty concerns have been raised about WSU’s trajectory and leadership. The text of these concerns have been posted to the faculty senate forum website here, along with responses made by the president (PDF) and Board of Regents (PDF). I hope these resources […]

Draft Faculty Senate Agenda: February 29, 2024

University Budget & Finance Review with Leslie Brunelli, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. Ballots for the Faculty Senate Chair-Elect Executive Election were released on February 26th and are due on at 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 19th. The Faculty Senate Chair, Eric Shelden will present to the Board of Regents on Friday, March 8th.

Meeting Minutes: January 30, 2014

Faculty Senate Minutes Regular Meeting January 30, 2014 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Robert Rosenman, Chair on Thursday January 30, 2014, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Forty-four (44) members were present with seven (7) absent and eight (8) nonvoting members present. Minutes of November 14, 2013 meeting were approved as circulated. […]

Meeting Minutes: November 14, 2013

Faculty Senate Minutes Regular Meeting November 14, 2013 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Robert Rosenman, Chair on Thursday November 14, 2013, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Thirty-six (36) members were present with fourteen (14) absent and six (6) nonvoting members present. Minutes of October 10, 2013 meeting were approved as circulated. […]

Some Problems and Potential Solutions

Forum Post Dear Colleagues, A subgroup of five members from a larger group of senior faculty met with President Schulz, Provost and Executive Vice President Chilton, Executive Vice President and Spokane Chancellor DeWald, and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Brunelli  (08-30-2023 — Review PDF for context). Six overarching issues negatively impacting the WSU […]

Time for a Change at WSU

Forum Post The following statement was drafted by a group of senior WSU faculty who are deeply concerned about the future of WSU and the University’s leadership. They wish to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. Faculty may have already been forwarded an email with the statement along with an associated URL to an anonymous […]

Entering Class of Graduate Students

Forum Post It seems that Graduate Programs will likely have to accommodate the newly negotiated salary increases for Graduate/Teaching/Research Assistants within the existing resources. In my department, we are currently not permitted to offer scholarships to graduate applicants. The effect will be detrimental to our graduate programs as our reputation and introductory graduate class offerings […]

Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2024

Minutes   The Faculty Senate met on Thursday, January 18, 2024, in French 130D and via Zoom. Sixty (60) senators were present with thirty (30) absent and nineteen (19) non-voting members present. The meeting was called to order by the Senate Chair, Eric Shelden at 4:01 pm. Guest Presentation: Faculty Regent, Judi McDonald Call to Order. […]

Meeting Minutes: December 7, 2023

Minutes    The Faculty Senate met on Thursday, December 7, 2023, in French 130D and via Zoom. Sixty (60) senators were present with thirty (30) absent and twenty-five (25) non-voting members present. The meeting was called to order by the Senate Chair, Eric Shelden at 4:01 pm.   Guest Presentation:  WSU Chief of Police, Gary […]

Faculty Senate Agenda: February 15, 2024

WSU International Programs Review with Ambassador (Ret.) Asif Chaudhry, Vice President for International Programs & Vice Chancellor, WSU Pullman and Paul Whitney, Associate Vice President of International Programs. The faculty senate executive officers will meet with the Office of the Provost on Tuesday, February 20th. The Faculty Senate Chair, Eric Shelden will present to the Board of Regents on Friday, March 8th.

Faculty Senate Agenda: February 1, 2024

COACHE Satisfaction Survey Update with Senior Vice Provost, Doug Call. The faculty senate executive officers met with President Schulz and Provost Chilton on Tuesday, January 23rd. The Faculty Senate Chair, Eric Shelden will present to the Board of Regents on Friday, March 8th. Proposed Faculty Manual updates regarding faculty categories (Section 1.B.1) and clarification on the role of short-term faculty in graduate education.

Meeting Minutes: October 24, 2013

Faculty Senate MinutesMeeting NotesOctober 24, 2013 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Robert Rosenman, Chair on Thursday October 24, 2013, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. with twenty-four (24 ) members were present, twenty-four (24) absent and eight (8) nonvoting members present. No quorum. Minutes of October 10, 2013 Meeting will be put […]

Meeting Minutes: October 10.2013

Faculty Senate Minutes Regular Meeting October 10, 2013 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Robert Rosenman, Chair on Thursday October 10, 2013, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Twenty-nine (29) members were present with twenty-one (21) absent and nine (9) nonvoting members present. Minutes of September 26, 2013 Meeting were approved as circulated. […]

Meeting Minutes: September 26, 2013

Faculty Senate Minutes Regular Meeting September 26, 2013 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Robert Rosenman, Chair on Thursday September 26, 2013, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Twenty-nine (29) members were present with eighteen (18) absent and eleven (11) nonvoting members present. Minutes of April 11, 2013 Meeting were approved as circulated. […]

Faculty Senate Chair New Year Update

Welcome back to WSU for 2024. I hope you had a great break and a chance to recharge. It’s been an exciting start to the calendar year. Below is an update on the status of a number of issues, but first I hope you will join me in extending thanks to both the WSU and […]

Childcare Subsidy for Faculty & Staff?

Forum Post I was a little surprised to read in recent emails from the Provost that “the University has already agreed to create a variety of new programs for ASEs, including a new child and dependent care subsidy program unavailable to any other WSU employee group.” Childcare is an issue in the WSU community and […]

Frustration About Increased Insurance Premiums

Forum Post With the increase in cost to subscriber premiums, the combined two years of salary increases for some faculty members has been completely erased and more. This can be seen in the first paystubs of 2024. ~Anonymous Faculty Response The Faculty Senate Executive Officers have been notified of this forum post and will respond […]

Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2015

Faculty Senate MinutesRegular MeetingApril 16, 2015 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Craig Parks Chair on Thursday April 16, 2015, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. forty-four (44) members were present with eleven (11) absent and ten (10) nonvoting members present. I move that the University Faculty recommend to the President and the […]

Meeting Minutes: April 2, 2015

Faculty Senate MinutesRegular MeetingApril 2, 2015 The Faculty Senate was called to order by Richard Zack, Chair-Elect on Thursday April 2, 2015, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Thirty-eight (38) members were present with seventeen (17) absent and ten (10) nonvoting members present. Minutes of March 12, 2015 meeting were approved as circulated and with […]

Meeting Minutes: March 12, 2015

Faculty Senate MinutesRegular MeetingMarch 12, 2015 The Faculty Senate was called to order by, Craig Parks, Chair on Thursday March 12, 2015, in FSHN T101 at 3:30 p.m. Thirty-three (33) members were present with twenty-two (22) absent and nine (9) nonvoting members present. Minutes of February 26, 2015 meeting were approved as circulated. Announcements (Information […]