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The Academic Senate is the voice of the faculty in the University of California. The Senate is the one organization that enables the faculty, through shared governance, to exercise its right to participate in the University's governance. To that end, faculty and administrators depend on a high level of consultation, trust, mutual respect and a tradition of collegial collaboration. It is for these reasons that the Academic Senate seeks wide faculty involvement for all of its councils and committees.

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UCSB in the News

  • 'Resounding Generosity'

    Marking the second-best year in the university’s fundraising history, UC Santa Barbara raised $119 million in private gifts for fiscal year 2016. The generosity…

  • Emotional Education

    Call them “internal events.” Thomas Scheff does. The UC Santa Barbara sociologist considers the phrase an apt descriptor for emotions, those intangible queues w…

  • Sediments in Space

    In 1929 one of the deadliest earthquakes in Canadian history occurred, when a magnitude 7.2 temblor centered about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland…

  • The Next Generation

    Deep in the hills of South Dakota, scientists are poised to build the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector, known as LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ). Named for the merge…

  • Simplicity and Reform

    His masterwork is long gone, but his masterstroke — no less than “a new architecture for the West” — can still be seen across Southern California. And now, an e…

  • Cool Classes

    In 1716, when playwright Christopher Bullock wrote, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes,” he could have included pure mathematics in the list of life…

  • Gauchos in Motion

    Gauchos are busy people. Diverse, active, passionate, innovative, entrepreneurial people. Sometimes the only way to appreciate it all is to slow it down. As Fer…

  • Next-Generation Thermoelectrics

    Imagine charging your cellphone anywhere without having to plug in. Or barely breaking a sweat outside in the middle of summer. How about using a high-performan…

  • Outta Sight No More

    In terms of eras, the 1970s are the banana slicer you bought from a home shopping show after a couple of drinks — vaguely embarrassing and you try not to think…

  • And the Winner Is …

    Speaking to the strength of research at UC Santa Barbara, eight postdoctoral scholars have received recognition and support to help them further their studies.…

  • Crowdsourcing Sea Change

    Maybe it’s all the plastic you see on the beach where you take your kids. Or that news story you read about shark-finning and can’t quite get it out of your min…

  • Of Loss and Community

    On the 15th anniversary of the destruction that wounded a country, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum brimmed with some 8,000 people who had gather…

  • Research Reunions

    Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wing over the Amazon really set off a hurricane in, say, Houston? The idea that small causes can have large effects would sugg…

  • Fall Arts Preview

    Promising both familiar faces and exciting new talent, a fresh season of arts events at UC Santa Barbara — both entertaining and scholarly — will feature an arr…

  • Efficiency Plus Versatility

    Antimicrobial cutting boards. Flame-retardant carpets. Friction-resistant bearings. Engineered surfaces add value to the things we use, providing extra layers o…

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Chair of the Academic Senate

Henning Bohn

Henning Bohn
Divisional Chair
Economics


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News & Announcements

UC Academic Senate - The Senate Source (August 2016)
The Senate Source is an online newsletter that is published quarterly by the Systemwide Senate and intended to inform UC faculty about the activities of the Senate.
Posted: August 18, 2016

Table of Silence Project UCSB: We Remember on May 23

Posted: May 19, 2016

Spring 2016 Quarter Update from Senate Chair Bhavnani

Posted: May 5, 2016

CIE Workshop - How to Best Support Faculty in the Classroom with International Students

Posted: April 21, 2016

UC Academic Senate - The Senate Source (April 2016)
The Senate Source is an online newsletter that is published quarterly by the Systemwide Senate and intended to inform UC faculty about the activities of the Senate.
Posted: April 15, 2016

Planning for Increased Enrollment in 2016-2017

Posted: April 11, 2016

Letter to Faculty from Senate Chair Bhavnani

Posted: April 7, 2016

Election Results

Posted: April 3, 2016

Letter to Faculty from Senate Chair Bhavnani

Posted: February 24, 2016

Statement from University Committee on Academic Computing and Communications
The University Committee on Academic Computing and Communications has issued a statement regarding the monitoring of information technology systems at each UC campus. Additional information can be found on the UCOP website: http://security.ucop.edu
Posted: February 4, 2016

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