Who We Are

The Faculty Senate is empowered to speak and act for the Faculty with responsibility in the areas of curriculum, academic programs, scholarly activities, the education of students, the mission of the university, and institutional and administrative effectiveness. These matters are not covered by the contract between WWU and the United Faculty of Western Washington (UFWW).

What Does the Faculty Senate Do

It is the policy of Western Washington University that there shall be meaningful participation by the faculty, through the Faculty Senate or other recognized faculty bodies, in matters relating to university academics, budget, planning and policy at all levels of internal university governance. This is consistent with the University's policy of open participation in governance. (Faculty Handbook, II.B.1)

Who Serves on the Faculty Senate

Each senator at Western represents a specific constituent group, usually in their discipline, and works to apprise constituents of current Faculty Senate action and discussions.

2023-24 Faculty Senate President

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 9, 2024 ACC Meeting

Tuesday, January 9 - 4:00 pm

Old Main 340

Jan 16, 2024 Faculty Senate Meeting

Tuesday, January 16 - 4:00 pm

Old Main 340

Jan 17, 2024 CUP Meeting

Wednesday, January 17 - 1:30 pm

Teams meeting

Jan 18, 2024 CUE Meeting

Thursday, January 18 - 4:00 pm

Old Main 340