UCSB Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the voice of the faculty in the University of California.

The Senate enables the faculty, through the principle of shared governance, to exercise its right to participate in the University's decisions. We operate with a high level of consultation, trust, and mutual respect, maintaining a tradition of collegial collaboration between the faculty and the university's administrators. The process requires broad faculty involvement in all of the Senate's councils and committees.


Divisional Chair's Update - January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Public Service Loan Forgiveness at UC
August 29, 2022
If you have federal student loans (including parent loans), you are likely eligible for cancellation of your entire remaining federal debt following 10 years of working full-time for UC (or another qualifying employer) and making loan payments.

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Susannah Scott
Divisional Chair, 2020-24

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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