Faculty Senate Handbook

The Faculty Handbook contains statements of policy and procedure established by the Board of Trustees and provides a guide by which the Board, Faculty, and Administration conduct their relations with each other in matters of university academics, planning, and policy. The Handbook is one of the guiding documents for the faculty of Western Washington University. The Senate also has a Constitution, known as Appendix One, that defines the work of and provides guidelines for decision-making for this important committee. The individual colleges maintain their own governance documents. Links to the college documents are provided below.

The Senate creates and maintains the Faculty Handbook and the Constitution and its articles and bylaws. These guiding documents are currently being discussed and revised by the Senate. For information on these discussions and revisions please check recent Senate meeting minutes. Once approved by the faculty and the Board of Trustees they will replace the documents listed below.