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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


Academic Council Statement on Fetal Tissue Research

Statement of the UC Academic Council on the Curtailment of Fetal Tissue Research.

Senate Leadership with Regent Kieffer

Regents Remarks

Academic Senate Chair's remarks from the latest Board of Regents meeting. Photo shows Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer with Academic Council Chair Robert May and Vice Chair Kum-Kum Bhavnani.

Open Access

Chair Robert May's Remarks to the Regents about Elsevier

Video of Chair May describing the Academic Senate's support for UC's negotiating position with Elsevier to the Board of Regents.