Statement from UC Senate Academic Council: A Moment for Silence and Reflection
Posted: June 3, 2020
Instruction in Summer Session
The Academic Senate has been engaged in extensive consultation with campus administrators regarding instructional plans for Summer Session 2020.
On April 10, 2020, the Senate issued a memo to Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Jeffrey Stopple expressing agreement that Summer Sessions A, C, D, and E be offered remotely. After due consideration, it was determined that the campus will also offer Summer Sessions B, F, and G remotely.
The Executive Vice Chancellor has convened a Contingency Planning Group to examine possibilities and strategies for resumption of in-person instruction for Fall Quarter 2020. Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
In the interest of maximal flexibility for students in this unprecedented time of crisis, the Undergraduate Council (UgC) has voted to grant pre-approval of departmental requests to allow additional courses in the major to be offered with optional grading for Spring Quarter 2020.
The University Committee on Educational Policy (UCEP) issued a recommendation (dated March 18, 2020), endorsed by the Academic Council, to grant flexibility for the Divisions of the Academic Senate to set local grading policy.
Academic Council Statement on Supporting Alternative Access to Elsevier Journals
The linked statement has been endorsed by the UC Academic Council in response to Elsevier’s decision to discontinue, effective today, UC’s direct access to new journal articles via Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform. The statement includes links to an explainer web page developed by the California Digital Library and the UC Libraries on how researchers can find articles in other ways, as well as a CDL FAQ page that provides context.
Posted: July 10, 2019