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.

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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.


Recommendations on Neurodiversity
July 19, 2021
At its June 2021 meeting, the Academic Council endorsed the attached set of recommendations for making UC a more welcoming place for neurodiverse students with atypical neurological function, including those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, or dyslexia.


UC Systemwide COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Update
July 15, 2021
The UC Office of the President today announced UC’s final policy regarding mandated COVID-19 vaccinations.


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Susannah Scott
Divisional Chair, 2020-22

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry

susannah.scott@senate.ucsb.edu
(805) 893-2886
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