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.
Academic Senate Chair Jim Chalfant made remarks at the September 14th Board of Regents meeting at UCLA.
The August 2016 issue of the Senate Source newsletter features reflections from the outgoing Senate chair and interviews with the 2016 recipients of the Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Senate Service. It also includes articles about the Senate’s best practice recommendations for recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse faculty, and the Senate’s involvement in efforts to update and improve policies on sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Professors Robert Anderson (UCB) and Katja Lindenberg (UCSD) are the 2016 recipients of the Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Senate Service. They were recently honored at the annual Academic Council dinner.