Skip to main content

UC Staff

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

Mary Gauvain

Welcome Mary Gauvain

The Academic Senate welcomes 2019-20 Vice Chair Mary Gauvain


UC and Elsevier

Academic Council's statement on supporting alternative access to Elsevier journals

UCOP Building

Academic Senate Memorial to the Regents

Requests that the Regents divest from fossil fuel companies.