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.


Guidance for Faculty During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The information on this page is intended as a resource for faculty/instructors during changes in campus operating status due to the COVID-19 crisis. It reflects current planning on our campus based on State and local restrictions, as well as public health and academic best practices. The situation is expected to remain fluid for some time, and new information will be added as it becomes available.

Academic Council Statement on Collective Bargaining Negotiations with “Unit 18” Lecturers
October 13, 2021
The Academic Council has re-endorsed its January 2020 Statement on Collective Bargaining Negotiations with “Unit 18” Lecturers.

Divisional Chair's Newsletter - September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

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Susannah Scott
Divisional Chair, 2020-22

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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