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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


UC and Elsevier

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

UCOP Building

Academic Senate Memorial to the Regents

The Memorial requests that the Regents divest UC’s endowment portfolio of all investments in the 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies with the largest carbon reserves.

Senate Leadership with Regent Kieffer

Regents Remarks

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