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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.

What's New

Academic Council on State Budget Bill

Academic Council on State Budget Bill

Read the Academic Council’s concerns about the State Assembly Budget bill that proposes direct allocation of state funds to UCOP and withholds funding from the University.

Jim Chalfant

Regents Remarks

Read or watch a video of Academic Senate Chair Jim Chalfant's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting.

2016 Oliver Johnson Awardees

2016 Oliver Johnson Awardees

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