2017 Legislative Agenda

The Council of Faculty Representatives seeks to establish a well-educated citizenry, enable a well-trained workforce, give all students the chance to reach their potential, and ensure a healthy, prosperous future for the state of Washington. The following agenda items represent our priority actions for the 2017 legislative session:

  • Generate sufficient revenues to attract and retain excellent faculty
  • Fully fund the State Need Grant for all eligible students
  • Maintain high educational quality by rebalancing the ratio between tenured and part-time, non-tenured faculty at the comprehensive institutions
  • Work to establish a faculty position on institutional boards of regents or trustees
  • Invest in the State Work Study program for public institutions
  • Prioritize funding for teacher education
  • Increase faculty engagement in educational programming to address sexual harassment and assault on campuses
  • Support faculty efforts to reduce the cost of course materials while maintaining the high academic quality and learning outcomes our students deserve
    • Support faculty efforts to reduce the cost of course materials while maintaining the high academic quality that our students deserve
  • Ensure full institutional budget support by replacing revenues reduced by capping rates of tuition increases
    • Ensure full institutional budget support, capping the rate of tuition increases while replacing reduced revenue