Academic Affairs
Standing Committees

Faculty Handbook Revision Committee

  • Membership

    Erik Olsen (Chair)
    Isiaah Crawford (Provost, ex-officio)
    Di Di Galligar (ex-officio)
    Anne Hirsch
    Sean McDowell
    Joe Phillips
    Manivong Ratts
    John Weaver


    Assists the Provost in maintaining and updating material in the Faculty Handbook. Amendments to the Handbook may be proposed in writing to this committee by any of the following: President, Provost, any departmental/academic unit by motion passed at a departmental/academic unit meeting, the Academic Assembly, the Council of Deans, any full-time faculty member (including professional librarians and administrators holding academic rank) with the written endorsement of 10 additional faculty members.


    Recommendatory to the President, through the Provost, for submission to the Board of Trustees.


    Twice yearly, or as needed.


    The Faculty Handbook Revision Committee shall be a committee coordinated by the Academic Assembly. The Vice President of Academic Assembly will chair the committee. Three faculty members Seattle University Faculty Handbook who are not members of the Academic Assembly will be appointed to the committee by the Academic Assembly. The Provost shall appoint a Dean and another tenured or tenure-track faculty member to the committee. The Provost will serve on the committee ex officio and be a nonvoting member. The four faculty members other than the Vice President of the Academic Assembly will serve staggered threeyear terms, and each will represent a different school or college.
    Reports to


    Minutes Distribution

    Committee communicates its recommendations or decisions to the proposal initiator and to other concerned parties.

    Chair or Contact Person

    Erik Olsen


    The Faculty Handbook Revision Committee was formed upon the approval of the Faculty Handbook in 1986. Before the inception of the Faculty Handbook, a Statutes Revision Committee existed to make academic policy changes.