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Welcome to the Academic Senate

UC faculty in the Academic Senate carry out shared-governance responsibilities established by The Regents. The Senate is empowered by UC's governing body, the Board of Regents, to exercise direct control over academic matters of central importance to the University – to determine academic policy, set conditions for admission and the granting of degrees, authorize and supervise courses and curricula; and to advise the administration on faculty appointments, promotions and budgets.

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Academic Council Special Meeting Held November 17

Academic Council Special Meeting Held November 17

Read the minutes from the Academic Council's special meeting on November 17th. Council discussed the Board of Regents' response to President Napolitano’s conduct during a recent State Audit.

Regent Kieffer with Academic Chair and Vice Chair

Regents Remarks

Read or watch a video of Academic Senate Chair Shane White's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting. Photo above from Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer's visit to the Academic Council meeting on October 25.

2016 Oliver Johnson Awardees

2016 Oliver Johnson Awardees

Professors Robert Anderson (UCB) and Katja Lindenberg (UCSD) were the 2016 recipients of the Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Senate Service.