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).

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. Find your Senator here.

What We 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)

2023-24 Faculty Senate President

Faculty Senate Office

OM 355 | Faculty.Senate@wwu.edu

Becky Johnston, Faculty Senate Specialist
Becky.Johnston@wwu.edu | 360-650-6808

Flyer Announcing Faculty Senate Elections

Upcoming Meetings

Apr 23, 2024 SLC Meeting

Tuesday, April 23 - 4:00 pm

Haggard Hall 232

Apr 25, 2024 CUE Meeting

Thursday, April 25 - 4:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Apr 30, 2024 ACC Meeting

Tuesday, April 30 - 4:00 pm

Old Main 340

May 6, 2024 Faculty Senate Meeting

Monday, May 6 - 4:00 pm

Old Main 340

Faculty Senate Forum on Academic Freedom & Free Expression