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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.UC Systemwide Academic Senate (Academic Council)
UCSB in the News
Chair of the Academic Senate
Academic Council Endorsement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
Posted: December 6, 2016
Post-election campus climate and protecting undocumented members of the UC community
Message from Senate Chair Bohn
Posted: December 1, 2016
University of California releases principles in support of UC community members
The University of California today (Nov. 30) announced that it will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.
Posted: November 30, 2016
UCSB Academic Senate Executive Council Endorsement
The Executive Council of the UCSB Academic Senate welcomes and endorses the statement on presidential election results by President Napolitano and UC Chancellors (dated Nov. 9, 2016) and the letter by UC, CSU and CCC leaders urging President-elect Trump to continue DACA (dated Nov. 29, 2016).
Posted: November 30, 2016
UC, CSU and CCC leaders urge President-elect Trump to continue DACA
In a letter sent today (Nov. 29), University of California President Janet Napolitano joined with California State University Chancellor Timothy White and Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor-designate of the California Community College System, in calling upon President-elect Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and allow California and the nation’s students known as Dreamers to continue to pursue their education in the United States.
Posted: November 29, 2016
Important Message from President Napolitano and UC Chancellors
University of California statement on presidential election results
Posted: November 9, 2016
Resolution Passed by the Faculty Legislature
During its fall 2016 meeting, a resolution regarding the Scholars at Risk and Scholars Rescue Fund Programs was put before the membership of the Faculty Legislature.
Posted: November 8, 2016
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