Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda | May 18, 2023

Faculty Senate Report to the Central Washington University Board of Trustees May 2023 This report describes selected activities and successes of the Central Washington University Faculty Senate during the 2022–2023 academic year. Tenure-Track, Tenured, and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty • Faculty at Central Washington University continue to do impressive work in the classroom, in their scholarship and creative activities, and in service to the university. • In many ways, the 2022–2023 academic year represented the first full return to more normal activities since the COVID pandemic. Faculty have adapted to a variety of new and trenchant challenges. They have responded with creativity and dedication as they continue to serve our students. governance of the university. Faculty Senate Chair Samples, along with President Wohlpart, co- sponsored the Shared Governance Sensemaking Group during the 2022–2023 academic year. Over five meetings, the group had meaningful and beneficial conversations about best practices in university shared governance. At our final meeting, we will discuss what appropriate next steps will deepen the clarity and effectiveness of shared governance at Central Washington University, and how to include more voices in the conversation moving forward. • The Faculty Senate has established strong lines of communication with the Board of Trustees Executive Committee, President Wohlpart, Provost DenBeste, and other shared governance groups on campus. Senate Meetings and Committees • The Faculty Senate met in person this year in the Faculty Grupe Center. A Zoom option was made available to senators upon request. Senate meeting dates: October 5, 2022; November 2, 2022; November 30, 2022; January 11, 2023; February 1, 2023; March 1, 2023; April 5, 2023; May 3, 2023; May 31, 2023. • Senate committees made regular progress on important committee charges throughout the year. Current Senate committees are: Executive Committee, Bylaws and Faculty Code Committee, Curriculum Committee, General Education Committee, Budget and Planning Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, and Evaluation and Assessment Committee. A new committee has been approved for next year: the Antiracism, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee. The ADI committee will monitor and continuously improve the ADI graduation requirement. • Senate approved the proposed Associate of Arts program. Shared Governance • Faculty Senate is the primary representative body through which faculty share in the

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