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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.

2019-20 Academic Council Chair: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

2019-20 Academic Council Vice Chair: Mary Gauvain

What's New

Standardized Testing

UC Academic Council Statement on Review of Standardized Testing

The Academic Council has convened a Task Force on Standardized Testing that will offer policy recommendations in 2020.

Professor Bear

Academic Advisory Committee for the UC Presidential Search

Per Regents Policy 7101, the Academic Advisory Committee advises the Board of Regents' Special Search Committee and assists in screening candidates for the next UC President.

Regents Remarks

Regents Remarks

Read the Academic Council Chair's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting. Photo shows Board of Regents Chair John PĂ©rez with Academic Council Chair Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Vice Chair Mary Gauvain.