Faculty Assembly

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Faculty Assembly Mission: Faculty Assembly engages in shared governance with a spirit of mutual respect and partnership.

Faculty Assembly is the collective voice of UW Tacoma’s faculty.  We are the means by which the faculty performs its role in setting university policy for the purpose of advancing the university’s mission. Our responsibilities include setting admission and graduation standards, creating courses and degree programs, and establishing criteria for faculty appointment, tenure and promotion. The Faculty Assembly also advises the Chancellor on budgetary matters and other policies that affect the university’s ability to achieve its academic goals, as set forth in Executive Order IV.  Through elected representatives on its Executive Council, Faculty Assembly communicates faculty interests, positions, and decisions with administrators, and conveys administrative decisions, policies and priorities to UW Tacoma faculty.

Relevant News

Seismogram superimposed over skyline of Tacoma

Geosciences: The Really Big One in the South Sound

July 21, 2015

Three UW Tacoma geoscientists assess the impact of a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake on the South Sound, and highlight some controversial conclusions in a recent New Yorker story on “The Really Big One.”

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber New Tacoma Award

Update: New Tacoma Awards Recognize Impact

July 16, 2015

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber honored the University Y Student Center and the late Dr. Debra Friedman, UW Tacoma's former chancellor, with 2015 New Tacoma Awards.

Suzanne Klinger, UW Tacoma librarian

25 Years: The Serendipitous Path of Suzanne Klinger

June 22, 2015

From a staff of two and 70 books to an energetic space with innumerable resources, Suzanne Klinger has been connecting students and texts for 25 years as the head of Reference Services at the UW Tacoma Library.