Faculty Meeting Agendas

*Unless otherwise specified, all faculty meetings are scheduled in CMU 126, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.*

Faculty meeting agenda: June 2, 2021

  • Announcements + Approval of May minutes
  • Hiring discussions and votes:
    JPIC part-time hires: Jim Simon and Jovelle Tamayo (Otáñez, materials in drive)
    CommLead affiliate hires (Ludwig, materials in drive)
    Affiliate faculty appointment for Mark Pedelty, UMN (Foot, Pedelty CV in drive)
  • Direct to major for transfer students (Cook, UPC, proposal in drive)
  • Discussion of proposed PR and Crisis Communication assistant teaching professor joint hire (Harold, Yasin, Otáñez, proposal in drive)
  • Election to fill two Executive Committee positions (Harold and Russell)
  • Vote on T&P guidelines (associate profs and profs vote, Executive Committee leads)
  • Grad faculty vote: re-opening admissions to MA/PhD program (Foot, GPC)
    This motion is a required first step toward reopening our MA/PhD program according to these grad school guidelines.

Faculty meeting agenda: May 3, 2021

  • Announcements and approval of April minutes
  • Hiring discussions and vote:
    Comm Lead affiliate hire: Anastacia Visneski (Ludwig)
  • Discussion and vote on merit evaluation process (Harold)
    Proposal from Harold, in consultation with Adrienne Russell and Executive Committee, for an alternate plan for merit evaluations (proposal in drive)
  • Discussion of Tenure and Promotion guidelines (Executive Committee, draft here)
  • Chad Allen visit CANCELLED. I mentioned that Chad Allen was going to present best practices for inclusive searches. He will be holding an event with more or less the same content next week and you’re invited to attend. If you cannot make it at this time, you can request a recording. A number of us attended this event last year, and it offers a lot of great guidance for writing position descriptions, assessment rubrics, conducting searches, and so on. I highly recommend attending or viewing the video if you can:

Planning for Faculty Hiring: A Webinar on Search Committees, Assessment Rubrics, and Job Ads
Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom Webinar (an individual Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register)
Webinar Registration Link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ykNTAvhsQpmdQvMtwNjBrQ
Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 11

Faculty meeting agenda: April 7, 2021

  • Announcements + approval of March minutes
  • Hiring discussions and votes:
    Comm Lead affiliate hire: Stuart Gordon (Ludwig)
    Appointing Megan Jeffrey as affiliate instructor (Harold)
  • Distance Learning (DL) designation for COM 270 (Cook, Scharp)
  • DEI blueprint (Manusov, DEI committee)
  • T&P guidelines discussion, continued: evaluating collaborative and public scholarship (Executive Committee: Russell and McGarrity)

Faculty meeting agenda: March 3, 2021

  • Announcements + approval of February minutes
  • One year check-in and reflections
  • Hiring discussions and votes:
    Comm Lead affiliate hires: Hosein and Tang (Ludwig)
    Comm Lead/JPIC joint hire: Visneski (Ludwig and Otáñez)
    Visiting Instructor: Yarchi (Moy)
  • MA/PhD new course proposals (Foot, GPC)
  • Post-covid teaching discussion (Cook, see UPC planning document in drive)
  • Overview of promotion guidelines process (Harold)
  • Discussion of promotion guidelines for associate professor (Russell, executive committee)

Faculty meeting agenda: February 3, 2021

  • Announcements + approval of January minutes
  • Comm Lead affiliate renewals (Ludwig)
  • COM adjunct and affiliate renewals (Russell)
  • John Tomasic, Artist in Residence renewal (Otáñez)
  • Discussion and vote on addition to hiring plan (Executive Committee)
  • Discussion and vote on search requests for AU21 (Executive Committee)

Faculty meeting agenda: January 6, 2021

  • Announcements + approval of November and December minutes
  • Part-time faculty hire, Joanne Silberner (Otáñez)
  • Preliminary discussion of faculty search requests for 2021-22 (Executive Committee, 3-5 year hiring plan in drive for your review)
  • Graduate faculty: renewal of Matt McGarrity to graduate faculty (Foot)
  • Graduate faculty: GPC proposal re: N/NS grade option for MA/PhD students (Foot, proposal in materials drive)

Special faculty meeting, December 9, 2020

  • Deliberate and vote on the political communication candidates

Faculty meeting agenda: December 2, 2020

  • Announcements and approving November meeting minutes
  • New procedures re: event planning and promotion (Jeffrey, Hastings, Ferguson)
  • Delegating Chair re-appointment authority for part-time lecturers within academic year (Harold, all full-time faculty vote)

This proposal was suggested by Wendy Durant in an effort to streamline the hiring of part-time lecturers. Under the proposed model, faculty would review and vote on part-time faculty yearly rather than quarterly, and delegate re-appointing authority to the Chair on an as needed basis for part-time faculty who have been faculty approved within the academic year.

  • Vote on part-time faculty hire, Silberner (Otáñez, all full-time faculty vote, materials in drive)
  • Discussion and vote on UPC items (Cook, all full-time faculty vote, materials in drive)
    COM 482 course proposal
    COM 364 + 489 designation as diversity courses
  • Discussion and vote on graduate faculty appointments (Foot, graduate faculty vote)
    Ekin Yasin
    Amanda Friz
    Janine Slaker
    Meg Spratt
    Anis Rahman
  • Discuss and vote on two affiliate instructors, Comm Lead (Crofts, all full-time faculty)

Faculty meeting agenda: November 4, 2020

  • Announcements and approving October meeting minutes
  • Delegating Chair re-appointment authority for part-time lecturers within academic year (Harold, all full-time faculty vote)

This proposal was suggested by Wendy Durant in an effort to streamline the hiring of part-time lecturers. Under the proposed model, faculty would review and vote on part-time faculty yearly rather than quarterly, and delegate re-appointing authority to the Chair on an as needed basis for part-time faculty who have been faculty approved within the academic year.

  • Undergraduate Program Committee items (Cook, materials in drive)
    3 Course proposals (all full-time faculty vote)
    Undergraduate Program Report–short review
  • Vote on part-time faculty hire, Hinrichsen (Otáñez, all full-time faculty vote, materials in drive)
  • Comm Lead affiliate hire, Burey (Crofts, all full-time faculty vote, material in drive)
  • New comprehensive degree, MC in Communication and Leadership (Yasin, all full-time faculty vote)
  • Assistant Professor search, Political Communication—discussion and vote on finalists (Moy, Powers, all full-time faculty vote)

Names of semi-finalists–selection and initial interviews by the search committee (Moy, Powers, Russell)–are below. You can find their application materials in Interfolio.

Jessica Collier
Yuan Hsiao
Laura Jakli
Nazita Lajevardi
Jesse Lopez
Rico Neumann
Jiyoun Suk

  • Renewal of Ekin Yasin, Associate Teaching Professor (Harold, Teaching Professors and Professors vote, Interfolio link provided in Harold’s 10/30 email)

Faculty meeting agenda: October 7, 2020

  • Announcements + May and June minutes
  • Faculty discussion and vote: considering Lorenzo Coretti to teach COM courses for UW Study Abroad’s Rome in Residence program (Harold, materials in drive).

In April, we were asked by UW Study Abroad to consider in principle whether we were open to vetting local part-time lecturers to teach COM courses in UWSA’s new “Rome in Residence” program. All faculty who weighed in agreed we should consider candidates, but some suggested conditions. UWSA is now asking us to consider Dr. Lorenzo Coretti, an Italian communication scholar they’d like to hire to teach a UW COM course. Coretti’s dossier and a pdf of my initial email describing the program are in the materials drive.

  • Faculty discussion and vote: Comm Lead affiliate hire, Shankar Narayan (Crofts, materials in drive)
  • Faculty discussion and vote: Justin Eckstein, Pacific Lutheran University, as affiliate faculty (Ceccarelli, materials in drive)
  • Faculty discussion and vote: re-naming of research areas (Harold + Russell, proposal in materials drive)
  • Faculty discussion and vote: Two proposed motions regarding merit adjustments and retention offers (Foot, proposal and supporting materials in drive)
  • Discussion and vote on Kristina Scharp tenure and promotion (Harold, Manusov; eligible voting faculty can access materials via Interfolio; for link, see Harold email from 9/28/20)

Faculty meeting agenda: June 3, 2020

  • Announcements, updates
  • Discussion: how should the Department address the use of VPNs by international students to access Canvas
  • Grad faculty vote: new policy on admitted MA/PhD student referrals
  • Vote on part-time hire for AU20, Steve Scher
  • Vote on Comm Lead affiliate instructor, Paolo Mottola
  • Open discussion: sharing strategies for supporting and accommodating students

Faculty meeting agenda: May 6, 2020 * MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

  • Announcements, updates
  • Undergraduate course change proposal
  • Discussion: how should the Department address the use of VPNs by international students to access Canvas
  • Discussion and vote: faculty merit review process
  • Discussion: procedure for assessing a proposed ISS appointment by Department
  • Discussion and vote: finalists for Tech + Society lecturer position to bring for “campus interviews”
  • Record congratulations from faculty to students for graduation video

Faculty Meeting Agenda: March 4, 2020  * MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE  

  • General announcements + February minutes
  • Discussion and vote on Comm Lead affiliate lecturer appointments
  • Discussion and vote on part-time lecturer hires in JPIC
  • Discussion and vote on John Tomasic, one-year Artist in Residence appointment
  • Discussion and vote on Anita Verna Crofts, one-year Artist in Residence appointment
  • Discussion of department vision and hiring plan

Faculty Meeting Agenda: February 5, 2020

  • General announcements + January minutes
  • Grad faculty discussion and vote on Adrienne Russell to chair dissertation committees; Grad faculty discussion and vote on Kristina Scharp to chair dissertation committees
  • Communication adjunct and affiliate faculty discussion and vote, materials attached
  • Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote, materials forthcoming
  • Revisions to Comm Lead core courses, COMMLD 501 and 502, discussion and vote, materials forthcoming
  • Discussion of position proposals for 3-5 year faculty hiring plan

Faculty Meeting Agenda: January 8, 2020

  • General announcements + December minutes (Rivenburgh, Harold)
  • Discussion of hiring plan process (Executive Committee)  
  • Substantive discussions of 3-5 year hiring priorities scheduled for February and March
  • Grad Program Committee event announcements: 2nd annual grad student-faculty dialogue and PhC dissertation colloquia (GPC)
  • Discussion of two items re: assessment and recruitment of graduate applicants (Harold)

Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Wednesday December 4, 2019

  • Announcements + November minutes
  • Comm Lead affiliate faculty renewals (Crofts)
  • UPC items (Cook):
  • 2019 Undergraduate Program report
  • New course proposal
  • One year hiring plan discussion and vote (Executive Committee)
  • Assistant professor in rhetoric hire

Agenda for Special Faculty Meeting, Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

  • MA/PhD curricular domains discussion (GPC) and potential vote

Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Nov 6, 2019

  • Announcements: Ceccarelli, Cook, others?
  • Affiliate faculty discussion and votes: Tanweer (Foot); Crowley (Gonzalez)
  • Part-time journalism lecturer discussion and votes: Tomayo and Tomasic, (Otáñez)
  • UPC items:  New course proposal COM 456 (Cook, Russell);  
  • Course name change proposals (Cook, Otáñez); 
  • Comm Lead dual degree option (Crofts, Werckle)
  • Hiring Plan process proposal discussion (Executive Committee)
  • MA/PhD curricular domains discussion (GPC)

Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Oct 2, 2019

  • Announcements
  • PDC business (Rivenburgh)
  • Undergraduate Committee (Cook):
  • Cold storage of COM 355 debate practicum course
  • New course proposals for international study courses COM 292, COM 392, and COM 492

Faculty hiring and renewal votes:

  • part-time instructors: Ian Porter and Monika Sengul-Jones
  • Comm Lead renewal and part-time instructors
  • Sara Vannini reappointment as Lecturer
  • Meg Spratt promotion to Senior Lecturer
  • “Emerging Technology and Communication Leadership” for-credit certificate (Hosein)
  • Discussion: MA/PhD areas (Harold)
  • Discussion: Five-year hiring plan process (Executive Committee)

Agenda for Faculty Meeting, June 5, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Executive Committee votes
  • Retention policy (see attachment) — Domke
  • Undergraduate part-time faculty hires — Domke/Otanez/Cook
  • Undergraduate admissions process update — Cook and Undergrad Program Committee
  • Comm Lead courses — Crofts
  • Merit policy new proposal — Domke and Harold
  • MA/PhD identity discussion — Exec Committee

Agenda for Faculty Meeting, May 1, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
  • COM undergrad part-time faculty discussion and vote — Domke
  • Gina Aaftaab, Affiliate Instructor, annual appointment
  • Jessica Partnow, PT Artist in Residence, annual appointment
  • Steven Scher, PT Lecturer, Summer 2019
  • Comm Lead/Department memo of understanding — Domke + Crofts and Yasin
  • Undergraduate program admissions criteria — Cook + undergrad committee
  • MA/PhD program identity discussion — Executive committee
  • MA/PhD program updates — Foot

Agenda for Special Faculty meeting, April 10, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Discussion about potential addition of a Lecturer to current faculty hiring plan

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 3, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Merit review process discussion and vote
  • Journalism identity discussion — Otanez + journalism faculty
  • Undergraduate program admissions + majors overview — Cook + undergrad committee
  • MA/PhD program identity discussion — Harold + executive committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting March 6, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Proposed change to course description for COM 301 — Cook and Pearce
  • New course proposal for COM 479 — Joseph, Aaftaab, and Cook
  • Potential joint hire opportunity with HCDE — Domke
  • Comm Lead identity vis-a-vis Department values — Crofts
  • Journalism identity and name — Otanez and journalism faculty
  • Proposed definition and course designations for a “theory course” — Cook and undergrad committee
  • Proposed courses for our methods course list — Cook and undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 6, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Adjunct and affiliate faculty renewals
  • Update: MA/PhD admissions visit days — Foot
  • Update: MA/PhD student midwinter meeting — Foot
  • Update, discussion, and vote on Department diversity statement — Otanez + Diversity Committee
  • COM studies undergrad program identity — Cook + Undergrad Committee
  • Journalism identity and name — journalism faculty

Agenda for Faculty meeting January 9, 2019

  • Announcements
  • Update and Q and A on MA/PhD program policy adjustments — Foot + Grad Program Committee
  • Update and discussion of Department diversity statement — Diversity Committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 5, 2018

  • Announcements
  • CommLead affiliate instructor discussion and vote — Yasin
  • Undergraduate permanent course proposal — Cook and Scharp
  • Update and discussion of Department diversity statement — Diversity Committee
  • Update and discussion of Department identity —  Executive Committee
  • MA/PhD program items — Grad Committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 7, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Summary of Department identity process —  Executive Committee
  • Department diversity statement overview — Diversity Committee
  • Discussion and votes on potential promotions of Harold, Nishime, and Joseph

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 3, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Parttime faculty discussion and vote for Ruth Moon Mari — Otanez
  • Affilate faculty discussion and vote for CommLead faculty — Yasin
  • Emeritus Faculty discussion and vote for Jerry Baldasty — Domke
  • Cook promotion review and vote — review committee
  • Graduate Faculty status for Scharp — Foot
  • PhD Exam Policies — Foot
  • Otanez promotion review and vote — review committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 6, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Executive Committee election
  • Comm undergraduate parttime faculty hires + renewals — Otanez and Domke
  • CommLead Affiliate Faculty hires + renewals — Yasin
  • WSCA conference — Harold
  • Unit faculty-salary adjustments — Domke
  • Department faculty travel funding criteria — Foot and Harold

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 2, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead Affiliate Faculty Hires + Renewals — Crofts and Yasin
  • Undergraduate program — Cook
  • Departmental faculty travel funding review — Harold and Foot
  • MA/PhD program — Nishime

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 4, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Undergraduate program concentrations proposal — Cook + Undergrad committee (see attachment)
  • Lisa Coutu contract reappointment
  • John Crowley 2nd-year review and reappointment

Agenda for Faculty meeting March 7, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Faculty merit review process for this year
  • Undergraduate program items  — Cook + Undergrad committee
  • Budget matters — Domke

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 7, 2018

  • Announcements
  • CommLead parttime hiring process proposal — Crofts + Yasin
  • CommLead new courses — Crofts + Yasin
  • Undergraduate concentrations discussion — Cook + Undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 6, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Parttime faculty hire of Lauren Kessler
  • COM 200 teaching — Cook
  • Reappointment discussion and vote for Senior Lecturer Anita Verna Crofts
  • Reappointment discussion and vote for Principal Lecturer Matt McGarrity

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 8, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead parttime faculty hire — Crofts
  • Comm Lead proposed time schedule prefix  — Crofts and Yasin
  • Social Interaction faculty search discussion and vote

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 4, 2017

  • Announcements
  • New course proposal for COM 200 — Cook + Coutu
  • Comm Lead parttime faculty appointments — Crofts
  • Pearce and Powers promotion review and votes

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 7, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Executive Committee votes
  • Retention policy — Domke
  • Undergraduate parttime faculty hires — Domke and Otanez
  • Undergraduate Program curriculum — Yasin + committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 3, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Workday update — Durant
  • Professor Emeritus votes on Beam and Parks
  • Parttime faculty discussion and votes for CommLead — Crofts
  • New course proposal — Yasin and Harold
  • Meg Spratt fulltime Lecturer discussion and vote
  • MA/PhD program items — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program — Yasin

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 5, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Workday update — Durant
  • Rank of Adrienne Russell offer, discussion and vote — Domke
  • Sara Vannini fulltime Lecturer discussion and vote
  • Meg Spratt fulltime Lecturer consideration
  • Faculty merit review proposal — Domke
  • Communication Research Lab proposal — Crowley and others
  • Carmen Gonzalez 2nd-year review

Agenda for Faculty meeting March 8, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Instructor of Record appointments for MA/PhDs — Kielbowicz
  • CommLead parttime faculty votes — Crofts
  • Integrated Social Sciences online program, courses for 2017-18 — Domke
  • Integrated Social Sciences online program, faculty positions — Sparke

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 15, 2017

  • Discussion + vote on the offer

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 1, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Comm Technology & Society faculty search discussion
  • Parttime faculty vote CommLead — Crofts
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh
  • IoR assignments by Professional Development Committee — Kielbowicz

Agenda for Faculty meeting January 25, 2017

  • Discussion and vote on Ekin Yasin for promotion
  • Discussion and vote on Comm Tech and Society candidates

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Undergrad program evaluation update — Yasin + undergrad committee
  • Faculty search discussion — search committee + open discussion

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 2, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Undergrad parttime faculty hires — Domke and Otanez
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Discussion and vote on reappointment of Joanne Silberner
  • Discussion + potential vote on renaming “Media Organization” curriculum area — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 5, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Visiting scholars introduction
  • Postdoctoral position for Sayamindu Dasgupta discussion and vote — Hill
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Professor Emeritus for Gerry Philipsen discussion and vote — Domke
  • New course proposal — Yasin and Otanez
  • Unit salary adjustment for Lecturers discussion and vote — Domke
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 15, 2016

  • Discussion and vote on one-year Lecturer appointment for Sara Vannini

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Executive committee vote (for one faculty member)
  • Affiliate faculty member discussion and vote — Rivenburgh
  • Undergraduate parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Domke
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 11, 2016

  • Part-time faculty hire for CommLead — Crofts
  • Department faculty hiring priorities

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 4, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Berliner as adjunct faculty — Joseph
  • New course proposal — Yasin
  • Hill on graduate faculty — Nishime
  • Howard and Neff as affiliate faculty — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program — Yasin + rest of Undergrad Committee
  • Merit reviews, discussed in sequence by rank

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • CommLead parttime faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Budget matters
  • Mako Hill 2nd-year review — Associate Professors and Professors

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 3, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Visiting scholar Jonathan Lee — Nishime
  • Merit raise/reviews — Domke
  • Parttime faculty votes on Bammert and Spratt– Domke
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh

Agenda for Faculty meeting January 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Merit raise/reviews — Domke
  • Online teaching in future — Domke
  • PhD concentration/track in quantitative methodology — Hill
  • McGarrity renewal for Graduate Faculty — Nishime
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 9, 2015

  • Discussion of candidates for Interpersonal Communication faculty position
  • Parttime faculty hires for CommLead — Crofts

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 4, 2015

  • Discussion of candidates for Interpersonal Communication faculty position

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 14, 2015

  • MA/PhD core curriculum discussion

Agenda for Faculty meeting September 30, 2015

  • Announcements
  • Update on faculty search — Manusov
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires — Rivenburgh and Crofts
  • Souders reappointment discussions + votes — led by Ceccarelli and McGarrity