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.
Faculty Assembly Winter Quarter Meeting: Friday, February 11, 2022
Approximately 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Faculty Assembly Spring Quarter Meeting: Friday, May 20, 2022
Approximately 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Welcome to the New and improved Faculty Assembly Website! The Faculty Assembly website has been updated and is in the process of undergoing revisions over Summer and Autumn 2021. We are aware that there may be a few broken links during this website transition. We appreciate your patience during this transition period. For any broken links or requests for new revisions, please email Andrew J. Seibert, Program Coordinator to Faculty Assembly Leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all newly elected leadership in Faculty Assembly for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!
Faculty Assembly Chair 2021-2022: Turan Kayaoglu, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Faculty Assembly Vice Chair 2021-2022: Menaka Abraham, School of Engineering & Technology
APCC Chair: Julie Masura, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, 2021-2023
APT Chair: Dr. Marian S Harris, School of Social Work and Criminal Justice, 2021-2024
FAC Chair: Dr. Sharon S Laing, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, 2021-2022
Thank you to exiting Faculty Assembly leaders! We truly appreciate your leadership and expertise during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Academic years! Faculty Assembly will return on campus this Autumn. We look forward to serving our Faculty as we return!
Special meetings will be added here as Leadership requests them.
In a perspective piece, Dr. Marian Harris describes the "little-discussed side effect of locking up more than 120,000 women, many of them low-income black and Latina mothers," and the traumatic impacts on their children.
In an opinion piece, Dr. Marian Harris of the School of Social Work & Criminal Justice outlines the sometimes subtle impacts of incarcerating parents on their children, and calls for reform of the nation's drug laws.