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.
Read or watch a video of Academic Senate Chair Jim Chalfant's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting.
View the Academic Council’s recent resolutions on nonresident enrollment and the proposed increase in in-state tuition
Professors Robert Anderson (UCB) and Katja Lindenberg (UCSD) are the 2016 recipients of the Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Senate Service.