The Executive Council provides leadership for the Faculty Assembly of UW Tacoma. It is concerned with all domains of faculty authority, duties of the UW Tacoma faculty, as well as professional and personnel issues affecting the faculty. The Executive Council is directly accountable to the faculty as a whole, from which it is elected. It may act on behalf of the faculty and shall account to the faculty for those acts. The Executive Council may formulate specific policy proposals, which are then forwarded to the Faculty Assembly for a vote.
The Executive Council shall consist of the Chair of the Faculty Assembly (who shall chair the Executive Council), the Vice Chair of the Faculty Assembly, the prior year’s Chair of the Faculty Assembly, the Chairs of the Standing Faculty Committees, and at least one representative chosen from amongst the voting faculty of each of the academic units of the University of Washington Tacoma. Each of these units shall elect at least one representative.
Units housing 21 to 40 voting faculty shall elect a total of two representatives. Units housing 41 to 60 voting faculty shall elect a total of three representatives. Units housing 61 to 80 voting faculty shall elect a total of four representatives. Units housing 81 – 100 voting faculty shall elect a total of five representatives. Units housing 101 – 120 voting faculty shall elect a total of six representatives. Units housing 121- 140 voting faculty shall elect a total of seven representatives. Units housing 141 - 160 voting faculty shall elect a total of eight representatives. Units housing 161 - 180 voting faculty shall elect a total of nine representatives. Units housing 181 – 200 voting faculty shall elect a total of ten representatives. For these purposes, representation will be based on unit census at the beginning of the autumn quarter.
All members of the Executive Council who represent an academic unit will serve for a term of three years and can be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms, at which point a member cannot be re-elected for one full year. The terms of the academic unit representatives to Executive Council shall begin September 16 in the year of their election and end September 15 three years later.
The immediate Past Chair of the Faculty Assembly shall serve a term of one year as a voting member of the Executive Council beginning on September 1 in the calendar year in which his or her term as Chair of Faculty Assembly ends. The term of the immediate Past Chair shall end on August 31 of the following calendar year. The Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall serve as non-voting, ex-officio members of the Executive Council.