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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

Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Kum-Kum Bhavnani 2018-19 Academic Senate Vice Chair

The Academic Senate welcomes 2018-19 Vice Chair Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UCSB.

Let There Be Light

Academic Senate Symposium

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

Regents Remarks

Regents Remarks

View the Academic Senate Chair's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting. Photo shows Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer with past Academic Council Chair Shane White and Current Chair Robert May.