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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

Let There Be Light

Academic Senate Symposium

The Academic Senate is organizing a symposium in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Academic Senate and of the UC faculty.

Addressing the Faculty Salary Gap

Addressing the Faculty Salary Gap

Read the recent memo from the Academic Council to President Napolitano on recommendations for closing the UC faculty salary gap.

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.