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News & Information

  • President Napolitano: Letter to Chancellors on Moreno Report and Diversity

  • Call for Senate Service
    Please respond to the Call for Senate Service by January 14, 2013. (Sign in required - Senate faculty only) Archived on 1/13/2013
  • 2011-12 Councils and Committees Annual Reports
    Archived on 2/26/2013
  • Information about Proposition 30 
    Archived on 11/7/2012
  • Open Forum - Online Learning: A Campus Conversation

    October 24th
    2 pm - 4 pm
    Corwin Pavilion
    Archived on 10/26/2012
  • Memorial to the Regents (PDF Format) 

    Campus vote: April 2-18

    Faculty Forum: April 5 @ 3:30 in 2536 Phelps Hall
    Further info next quarter

    Archived on 4/7/2012
  • Nomination requested for Provost and Executive Vice President, and for Chancellor of UCSD
    Archived on 1/21/2012
  • Academic Council Statement on Protests, November 20, 2011 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 12/20/2011
  • 2010-11 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 5/30/2012
  • The Senate Source, Volume IX, Issue IV, August 2011 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 12/2/2011
  • The Senate Source, Volume IX, Issue III, May 2011 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 6/13/2011
  • The Senate Source, Volume IX, Issue II, February 2011 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 3/10/2011
  • 2009-10 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 2/2/2011
  • The Senate Source, Volume IX, Issue I, November 2010 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 12/2/2010
  • Division Newsletter, Volume II, October 2010
    Archived on 1/14/2011
  • 55th Annual Faculty Research Lecture - Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
    Lessons of Hiroshima: Past and Present

    Friday, October 29, 2010, 3:30 PM / Free
    McCune Lecture Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
    6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building / UC Santa Barbara
    Additional Information

    Archived on 10/30/2010
  • The Senate Source, Volume VIII, Issue III, June 2010 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 8/1/2010
  • 2009-10 Distinguished Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards announced
    Archived on 5/30/2010
  • The Senate Source, Volume VIII, Issue II, April 2010 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 5/30/2010
  • Division Newsletter, Volume I, January 2010 (PDF Format)
    Archived on 10/1/2010
  • UC Commission on the Future - First Round of Recommendations (March 2010)
    Archived on 4/16/2010
  • Election Results-AY 2010-11


    Committee on Committees :

      Julie A. Carlson (ENGL)

    Academic Senate Assembly Representatives:
      Gayle Binion (POLS)
      John F. Foran (SOCL)
      Ralph J. Armbruster (CHST)

    Archived on 4/15/2010
  • Senate service matters
    Please respond to the Call for Senate Service by January 19, 2010. (Sign in required) Archived on 1/19/2010
  • 2008-09 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 1/31/2010
  • The November 2009 issue of The Senate Source is now available online.
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/senatesource.november2009.pdf Archived on 12/27/2009
  • The August 2009 Issue of The Senate Source is now available
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/senatesource.august2009.pdf Archived on 11/27/2009
  • Letter from the UC National Academy of Scientists
    https://senate.ucsb.edu/news/UC National Academy of Scientists letter.pdf (PDF Format) Archived on 8/14/2009
  • Lakoff Letter to UC Regents for Endorsement

    An Open Letter to The Regents of the University of California
    From Professor George Lakoff, UC Berkeley
    http://toodumbtolivearchive.blogspot.com/2009/07/lakoff-letter-to-uc-regents-for.html

    Archived on 8/14/2009
  • Academic Senate Letter on Furloughs/Salary Reductions and Update on Regents' item
    The Academic Senate letter on the Furlough/Salary Reduction Plan Options has been posted on the Senate’s website at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/reports/MC_Yudof_furlough_salary%20cut_options%20FINAL.pdf. Archived on 8/9/2009
  • The June 2009 Issue of The Senate Source is now available
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/senatesource.june2009.pdf Archived on 7/21/2009
  • Notice of Election and Call for Nominations
    The Call for Nominations is now available at:
    http://senate.ucsb.edu/nominations  (Login Required)
    • Committee on Committees
    The nomination and endorsement deadline is April 24, 2009.  Election Ballots will be available April 27, 2009; the election deadline is Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
    Archived on 4/24/2009
  • The March 2009 Issue of The Senate Source is now available
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/senatesource.march2009.pdf Archived on 4/25/2009
  • Announcements for 2008-2009 Award Recipients
    The announcements for this year's recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award will be made on April 23, 2009 at the Faculty Legislature meeting.  There will be a reception at 3:00pm in the UCen Lobero Room immediately preceding the Faculty Legislature meeting at 3:30pm. All are welcome to join us in honoring this year's award recipients. Archived on 4/24/2009
  • November 2008 Issue of The Senate Source is now available
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/november.2008.pdf Archived on 1/2/2009
  • Call for Nominations - Distinguished Awards
    Nominations are now being accepted for the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.  
    Please visit the Distinguished Awards page for additional information. 
    Archived on 2/6/2009
  • 2007-08 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 3/1/2009
  • Results of CRIR Faculty Survey on Library Resources
    The results of CRIR's faculty survey on Library resources, and the recommendations made as a result of concerns raised by the survey, are available.

    CRIR Report on Results of Faculty Survey on Library Resources
    Archived on 3/31/2008
  • 2006-07 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 10/1/2008
  • Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

    The Call for Nominations is now available at
    http://senate.ucsb.edu/nominations  (Login Required)

    • Chair of the Academic Senate, Santa Barbara Division
    • Committee on Committees

    The nomination and endorsement deadline is February 14, 2008.  Election Ballots will be available February 21, 2008; the election deadline is Friday, March 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. 

    Archived on 2/15/2008
  • Call for Nominations - Academic Senate Awards


    Nominations are now being accepted for the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 

    Please visit the Distinguished Awards page for additional information. 

    Archived on 3/15/2008
  • The November Issue of The Senate Source is now available here
    Archived on 12/16/2007
  • All-Faculty Open Forum with President Dynes


    President Dynes will visit campus to personally discuss issues that are of particular interest to faculty at UCSB.  Accordingly, the Academic Senate has scheduled an Open Forum on Friday, November 9, 2007, from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. in 1701 Theater/Dance Building

    All faculty are invited and encouraged to participate in the discussion.

    Archived on 11/10/2007
  • August 2007 issue of The Senate Source

    Dear Faculty and Friends of the UC Academic Senate:
    The August 2007 issue of The Senate Source is now available at:

    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/August 07.pdf

    Archived on 10/13/2007
  • Scheduled System Outage - Sunday, May 10, 2007 - from 1:00pm to 11:59pm
    The Academic Senate websites, including mySenate and Master Course Approval, will be unavailable on Sunday, May 10, 2007 - from 1:00pm to 11:59pm for scheduled maintenance. Archived on 6/11/2007
  • 2006 - 2007 Distinguished Award Recipients


    Archived on 6/11/2007
  • Distinguished Teaching and Mentor Awards
    The Distinguished Teaching, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, and Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award recipients have been selected. The announcement will be made at the May 10th Faculty Legislature Meeting. 

    Reception at 3:00pm.
    Presentation of award begins at 3:30pm.


    UCen Santa Barbara Harbor Room.

    Archived on 5/11/2007
  • UCSB Strategic Academic Plan, 2007 - 2025
    Archived on 3/10/2010
  • Results of CRIR Survey on Instructional Resources

    The results of CRIR's survey on instructional resources, and the recommendations made as a result of concerns raised by the survey, are available.

    - CRIR Instructional Survey Report
    - CRIR and IR Survey Recommendations

    Archived on 3/19/2008
  • Faculty Research Lecturer Award


    The Faculty Research Lecturer Award recipient has been selected. 
    The announcement will be made at the March 8th Faculty Legislature Meeting. 
    - Reception at 3:00pm. 
    - Presentation of award begins at 3:30pm.

    Archived on 3/9/2007
  • Committee on Committees - Call for Volunteer

    It's not too late to volunteer for Senate Councils and Committees service.

    Please contact Stephanie Smagala at stephanie.smagala@senate.ucsb.edu.
    Archived on 3/31/2007
  • The Academic Senate Office will be CLOSED on the following dates:

    December 27th ~ December 29th

    We will reopen on  Wednesday ~ January 3, 2007 with a new website design!

    Happy Holidays!

    Archived on 1/4/2007
  • Annual Call for Volunteers for Senate Council and Committee Service
    The Committee on Committees invites all Senate members to volunteers for 2007-08 Council and Committee service. The form is available online at https://senate.ucsb.edu/mySenate/CallForVolunteers (login required) Archived on 12/16/2006
  • Formal Campus Review of the Draft Policy and Procedures for Establishment, Review and Disestablishment of a Center
    (not affiliated with an organized research unit nor supervised by the Office of Research)

    Additional Information (PDF Format)

    Please send you comments for the Academic Senate to: claudia.chapman@senate.ucsb.edu by January 15, 2007.
    Archived on 1/16/2007
  • Call For Faculty Applications for Study Center Directorships
    The Universitywide Office of the Education Abroad Program is accepting applications from Senate members for 13 openings of Study Center Directorships in 12 countries.

    For information on Study Center directorships please visit:
    http://eap.ucop.edu/faculty/direct.htm

    For information on various UCEAP opportunities for faculty, visit:
    http://www.eap.ucop.edu/faculty/
    Archived on 1/13/2007
  • 2005 - 2006 Council and Committee Annual Reports
    Archived on 1/31/2008
  • Call to Academic Assembly Meeting
    Notice: the next Academic Assembly meeting is on Wednesday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be teleconferenced in 1245 Girvetz Hall. You may access the Notice of Meeting at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/assembly/may2006/assemblyfinalmay06.pdf All Senate members are welcome. Archived on 5/11/2006
  • BALLOT - Memorial to the Regents
    Non-Resident Tuition

    Background Information
    Voting deadline is April 21, 2006 at 5:00pm
    Archived on 4/22/2006
  • Committee on Scholarly Communication
    UCSB Electronic Publishing Initiative
    Archived on 12/28/1999
  • Systemwide Academic Senate Source is now available
    The November 2005 issue of The Senate Source is now available here

    This issue introduces the new Academic Council Chair Cliff Brunk and Academic Council Vice Chair John Oakley with an interview that showcases their background, this year"s prominent issues, and their views on the value of Senate service.

    Also featured are:
    - The Senate Chair"s outlook on this year"s issues in the Chair"s Notes.
    - An update on the activities of the Special Committee on Scholarly Communication (SCSC) and the related white papers currently under development.
    - An updated "News and Events" with actions and resolutions from the first two Academic Council meetings.
    - A summary of the past year"s California state legislation of interest and concern to the Academic Senate.

    As always, we welcome your comments.

    Todd Giedt and Michael LaBriola, Co-Editors
    senatenews@ucop.edu

    The Senate Source is an on-line publication for the University of California facultypublished by the University of California Systemwide Senate. Previous issues of The Senate Sourceare available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/
    *Adobe Reader is necessary to open The Senate Source. It can be downloaded at:http://www.adobe.com/products/scrobat/readstep2.html
    Archived on 12/1/2005
  • Isla Vista Commission
    Coordinates activities that are part of the Isla Vista - UCSB relationship Archived on 4/15/2010
  • Special Meeting of the Division
    Draft Academic Plan
    Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 4:00 pm
    1001 Engineering Sciences Building

    - More Information forthcoming - Archived on 5/13/2005
  • Town Hall Meeting (May 4, 2005 at 3:30 pm) - Information and Discussion Concerning the Proposed Academic Senate Resolution To Ban Military Recruitment on Campus
    Information and Discussion Concerning the Proposed Academic Senate Resolution To Ban Military Recruitment on Campus
    Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 3:30 pm
    McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)
    More Info
    Archived on 5/5/2005
  • The April issue of the Senate Source is now Available
    Dear Faculty and Friends of the Academic Senate:

    The April issue of the Senate Source is now available at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/april.05.senate.source.pdf

    This issue features:
    -An interview with Lawrence Hershman, Vice President of Budget, who talks with usabout his 37 years on the job, as well as his views on the current budget and futureoutlook for UC;
    -A report from the University Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITTP)on the Sakai Project
    - a community source software for academic institutions; and
    -An overview of the current decline, nationwide and at UC, in graduate student enrollments.

    This issue also includes our regular Chair"s "Notes" feature and updates on Senate activities.
    As always, we would be pleased to receive your comments on this publication.

    Sincerely,

    Brenda Foust and Betty Marton,
    Co-Editorssenatenews@ucop.edu

    The Senate Source is an on-line publication for the University of California faculty
    published by the University of California Systenwide Senate.
    Previous issues of The Senate Sourceare available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/*Adobe Reader is necessary to open The Senate Source. It can be downloaded at:http://www.adobe.com/products/scrobat/readstep2.html
    Archived on 5/2/2005
  • Academic Assembly approves change in Bylaw that establishes a statute of limitations in P&T disciplinary cases
    336. Privilege and Tenure: Divisional Committees – Disciplinary Cases
    B. Prehearing Procedure in Disciplinary Cases
    4. No disciplinary action may commence if more than three years have passed between the time when the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee, who is authorized to initiate proceedings in accordance with SBL 336.B.1 and divisional disciplinary procedures, knew or should have known about the alleged violation of the Code of Conduct, and the delivery of the notice of proposed disciplinary action. For purposes of this section, if an administrator or employee in a supervisory role (e.g., program director, department chair, dean) has actual knowledge about an alleged violation, then it will be conclusively presumed that the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee should have known about the alleged violation.
    Archived on 4/29/2005
  • US House of Reps Endorses Fight to Save Law Threatening Colleges that Bar Military Recruiters - Chronicle Article
    House Endorses a Fight to Save Law That Threatens Colleges That Bar Military Recruiters
    By KELLY FIELD
    Washington

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the Bush administration to challenge a November court decision that allowed colleges to restrict military recruiting on their campuses. That decision, by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, said that a coalition of law schools had a First Amendment right to exclude recruiters whose hiring policies violate campus codes barring discrimination against gay men and lesbians. The 2-to-1 ruling blocked enforcement of a decade-old law, known as the Solomon Amendment, that allows the federal government to withhold money from colleges that do not provide full access to military recruiters (The Chronicle, November 30, 2004). The day after the decision, Harvard Law School announced that it would once again ban military recruiters from its campus -- a move that Yale Law School followed this week. The Justice Department said in January that it planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Pending that request and the Supreme Court's decision on whether to hear the case, the department has asked the appeals court to allow the Solomon Amendment to stand. The appeals court has not yet responded definitively to that request. Wednesday's Congressional resolution, which does not have the force of law, encourages the department to "aggressively" fight the court decision, and not to find "a decision affecting one jurisdiction to be binding on other jurisdictions." Rep. John Kline, a Republican of Minnesota who is a cosponsor of the resolution, said that law schools that deny military recruiters access to their campuses are "doing a disservice to the safety and security of the United States." Mr. Kline is circulating a letter among his colleagues calling on House leaders to deny earmarks to law schools that limit military recruiting. Forty-three representatives have signed on so far. "The most effective legislative remedy to confront this academic arrogance has been denied to the military, but Congress has another powerful financial incentive," Mr. Kline wrote in the letter, which is addressed to the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Earmarks are noncompetitive grants awarded to colleges at the direction of Congress, and many institutions receive millions of dollars through such appropriations every year. It is unclear whether the colleges involved in the litigation over the Solomon Amendment would stand to lose much money if Mr. Kline's proposal is accepted. The House vote came a day after Yale Law School officials announced that they would again bar military recruiters from their campus. The school had suspended a previous ban in 2002 (The Chronicle, October 2, 2002). Its decision this week was a response to a ruling on Monday, by the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn., that sided with 44 Yale faculty members in a lawsuit against the Department of Defense that paralleled the litigation in Philadelphia. In the Connecticut case, Judge Janet C. Hall agreed with the appeals court that the Solomon Amendment is unconstitutional.
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    Copyright © 2005 by The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Archived on 3/11/2005
  • November 04 Senate Source Available
    Dear Faculty and Friends of the Academic Senate,The November 2004 edition of The Senate Source is now available at:http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/senate.source.nov.04.pdfWith this issue we begin a new "Legislative Activities" feature, which will offer regular updates on state and federal legislation on which the Senate is responding.Also in this issue you"ll find:-A brief introduction to the Senate"s 2004-05 leadership -- George Blumenthal, Academic Council Chair; and Clifford Brunk, Academic Council Vice Chair.- An overview of Council activities in the "Chair"s Notes"- A look at faculty representation on the UC Board of Regents- And our usual updates on Senate activities and issues under reviewAs always, we are always happy to receive your comments on this publication.Sincerely.Brenda Foust and Betty Marton, Co-Editorssenatenews@ucop.eduThe Senate Source is an on-line publication for the University of California facultypublished by the University of California Systemwide Senate. Back issues of The Senate Source are available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/ *Adobe Reader is necessary to open the Senate Source. It can be downloaded at:http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html Archived on 12/10/2004
  • Call for Nominations for Faculty Research Lecturer. Nominations are due Dec. 15
    Click here for more informaion Archived on 12/16/2004
  • Information on HR 3077, International Studies in Higher Education Act
    Article Here Archived on 11/14/2004
  • Regent Montoya’s Article on Senior Management Salaries
    Article Here Archived on 10/22/2004
  • Town House Meeting on Housing - Wednesday, May 26
    http://senate.ucsb.edu/memos/05-14-04_town_house_meeting_on_housing.cfm Archived on 6/17/2004
  • The April issue of The Senate Source is available
    The April issue of The Senate Source is available here

    Much of the front page is dedicated to the upcoming SURVEY OF FACULTY on the national labs. Please participate!

    This issue also features:
    -Notes from Academic Council Chair Pitts
    -Farewell Remarks from former Provost King
    -Important FEDERAL LICENSING INFORMATION for faculty who are shipping materials abroad, or who are planning to conduct research abroad
    -An article on the UCSF Senate"s role in planning for the Mission Bay campus
    - and our usual updates on Senate activities
    Archived on 5/31/2004
  • The February issue of The Senate Source is available
    Faculty and Friends of the UC Academic Senate:
    The February issue of the Senate Source is now available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/source2_3.pdf .

    In addition to our usual updates on Senate activities, this issue features:
    - Academic Council Vice Chair Blumenthal"s article "Should We Compete to Manage the DOE Labs?";
    - Academic Council Chair Lawrence Pitts; "Notes" on the Governor"s proposed budget for UC;
    - and a look at how UC Merced faculty are assuming Senate responsibilities.

    As always, we are happy to receive your comments on this publication.

    Sincerely,
    Brenda Foust and Betty Marton,
    Co-Editors
    senatenews@ucop.edu

    The Senate Source is an on-line publication for the University of California faculty published by the University of California Systemwide Senate. Back issues of The Senate Source are available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/ *Adobe Reader is necessary to open the Senate Source, which can be downloaded at:http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    The Senate Source
    Archived on 3/31/2004
  • 2003-2004 Call for Nominations - for the Faculty Research Lecturer Award
    2003-2004 Call for Nominations - for the Faculty Research Lecturer Award Archived on 12/10/2003
  • The latest edition of the Systemwide Senate Newsletter is available here.
    The October 2003 issue of The Senate Source is now available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/source/source2_1.pdf This issue includes an introduction to the 2003-04 SystemwideSenate Chair and Vice Chair and information on several policy changes that affect faculty, including new rules for negotiating binding recall arrangements. The future of UC"s scholarly publications is also featured.Best Wishes,Betty Marton and Brenda Foust, Co-Editorssenatenews@ucop.edu Archived on 12/3/2003
  • Deadline for Faculty Applications for EAP Study Center Directors
    * * * PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY * * *DATE: September 8, 2003TO: Interested UC FacultyFROM: John A. Marcum Universitywide DirectorRE: APPLICATION DEADLINE REMINDER: Recruitment for Study Center Director Positions Beginning in 2004-2005The Universitywide Office of the Education Abroad Program (UOEAP) currently has openings for Study Center Directorships (SCD) in the following countries:AUSTRALIACHILEFRANCE (Lyon)GERMANYHUNGARYITALY (Immersion Program)MEXICONETHERLANDSRUSSIASCANDINAVIA (Denmark and Sweden)SPAIN (Barcelona)UK/I EDINBURGHUK/I LONDON (California House)Tenured UC faculty, including lecturers with security of employment, and professors emeriti are eligible to apply. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2003.Detailed information on faculty opportunities may be obtained on our website at the following location: general information about the Education Abroad Program, please visit our website at: (please type website addresses directly into your web browser should you experience difficulty accessing them from this announcement).In the event that you are not interested at this time, we would greatly appreciate it if you would bring this opportunity to the attention of your fellow UC colleagues. Thank you._______________________________________Suzanne A. KingAcademic Personnel SpecialistUniversitywide Office Education Abroad ProgramUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, CA 93106-1140Email address:sking@eap.ucop.edu Archived on 10/6/2003
  • Newest Edition of "Senate Source" now available here
    This month"s newsletter features: -- the proposed new statement on ACADEMIC FREEDOM (APM 010) -- coverage of recent Academic Council activities in the Chair"s Notes -- the announcement of the Academic Senate"s NEW WEB SITE -- a report on health sciences retirement benefits -- and, as usual, an up-to-date listing (with links) of issues that have recently come under Senate consideration. Please send comments and suggestions to: senatenews@ucop.edu Archived on 5/5/2003
  • Chair Yuen's Letter to President Bush - See formatted version on the public website: http://www.senate.ucsb.edu/current/
    The Honorable President George W. Bush March 12, 2003 The White House Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. President: On Feb. 24, the UCSB Division of the Academic Senate met and voted 82 to 4 to adopt the following resolution on the possible war with Iraq: We the faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara endorse the statement of American Nobel Laureates on a Unilateral, Preventive Attack on Iraq; viz "The undersigned oppose a preventive war against Iraq without broad international support. Military operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term. But war is characterized by surprise, human loss, and unintended consequences. Even with a victory, we believe that the medical, economic, environmental, moral, spiritual, political, and legal consequences of an American preventive attack on Iraq would undermine, not protect, U.S. security and standing in the world." Since many faculty members voiced dissatisfaction with the fact that they were unable to attend and participate, a subsequent informal electronic poll was offered on the subject of endorsement of this resolution and an additional question of whether faculty believed that the Senate should be involved in such issues. This poll of the faculty was just concluded on March 10, and the UCSB Academic Senate’s position to endorse the resolution, above, was confirmed by a vote of 173 to 16. In addition, 37 votes were cast in favor of an opinion that the Academic Senate should not take a position on this issue. As citizens of a free and democratic society, we are exercising our right and responsibility to express freely our opinion on this important matter, which can have a significant impact on the future of the whole human race. It is our hope and prayer that as the leader of our great democracy, you will take time to listen to different opinions and consider all facts and options prior to taking this very serious step of initiating a war against Iraq without broad international support. Respectfully on behalf of the UCSB Academic Senate, Walter W. Yuen, Chair, The Santa Barbara Division of the Academic Senate Archived on 4/18/2003
  • Results of the Academic Senate informal poll on the Iraq War Resolution: 173 votes or 76.55% to endorse the resolution; 16 votes or 7.08% to not endorse; 37 votes or 16.37% that the Senate should not take a position on this.
    The informal poll was only available electronically and had a return of 226 e-ballots or 20.5%. See the news item on the Divisional meeting on February 24 to read the wording of the resolution. Senate Chair Yuen stated that these results will be included in the letter to President Bush. That letter will be posted here and on the public website for information. Archived on 4/30/2003
  • Unofficial Election Results for the three Committee on Committee slots (in alpha order): Stanley Awramik (Geol. Sci.), Sarah Cline (History), John Doner (Math).
    Formal announcement and ratification of the results will be made at the Faculty Legislature meeting on May 1, 2003. Archived on 4/30/2003
  • At the Divisional Meeting on February 24, 2003, Senate members voted to adopt the anti-war resolution 82-4. Additional names were submitted for the record of supporters who could not make the meeting.
    The Resolution reads as follows: President George Bush, We the faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara endorse the statement of American Nobel Laureates on a Unilateral, Preventive Attack on Iraq; viz "The undersigned oppose a preventive war against Iraq without broad international support. Military operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term. But war is characterized by surprise, human loss, and unintended consequences. Even with a victory, we believe that the medical, economic, environmental, moral, spiritual, political, and legal consequences of an American preventive attack on Iraq would undermine, not protect, U.S. security and standing in the world." Archived on 3/21/2003
  • Call to a Special Meeting of the Division (All Academic Senate Members)
    Call to a Special Meeting of the Division (All Academic Senate Members) Archived on 2/25/2003
  • New edition of the Senate Source is available: http://www.ucop.edu/senate/source/welcome.html
    Faculty and Friends of the UC Academic Senate: A new edition of the Senate Source is now available online at: http://www.ucop.edu/senate/source/welcome.html This issue features:-In the Chair"s Notes, an overview on the important work of current Senate task forces-Why faculty should get involved in Senate service-The Academic Council"s proposed amendment to the Faculty Code of Conduct (APM 015), on faculty-student relationships, with a request from the Council Chair for your commentsWe have greatly appreciated hearing your comments on our past issues, and wewelcome more. Please send your comments and suggestions to: senatenews@ucop.eduSincerely,Brenda Foust and Betty Marton, Co-Editors Archived on 3/3/2003
  • Spring elections to be via mySenate
    This week look for the call for nominations and endorsements via mySenate. Active Senate members will be able to nominate, endorse nominations, and vote for three members of the Committee on Committees and all three UCSB Representatives to the systemwide Assembly via mySenate. Emeriti will be sent paper, but they will have the option to also use mySenate for this election process.The nomination and endorsement deadline is February 20. Ballots will be available February 24; the election deadline is Friday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.Please call the Senate office (X 2885) for questions, problems or paper copies. Archived on 3/10/2003
  • Faculty Legislature to consider anti-war resolution February 13
    At a special meeting scheduled for Thursday February 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the UCEN Harbor Room, the Faculty Legislature will consider the same resolution that was signed by 39 Nobel Laureates.The resolution wording is as follows: "The undersigned oppose a preventive war against Iraq without broad international support. Military operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term. But war is characterized by surprise, human loss, and unintended consequences. Even with a victory, we believe that the medical, economic, environmental, moral, spiritual, political, and legal consequences of an American preventive attack on Iraq would undermine, not protect, U.S. security and standing in the world.” Archived on 2/14/2003
  • GE News: the ballot is off; legislators vote for new proposal
    At the special meeting of the Faculty Legislature on December 5, 2002, legislators voted unanimously to rescind approval of sections of the General Education Task Force report that they had approved previously, in May. As a result, no general ballot on the measure will be conducted. Instead, legislators charged the Undergraduate Council, in consultation with faculty executive committees, to develop a specific proposal. Although no specific deadline was determined, it is expected that a focused work-group will tackle the charge in Winter Quarter and bring a new proposal for a Faculty Legislature vote before the end of the academic year. Archived on 2/3/2003
  • mySenate interactive web-based system password and logon instructions
    The Academic Senate office has created a secure, web-based interactive communication system for all Senate members. The mySenate system provides access to information and action items that are specifically for Senate members, and tailored to their needs and responsibilities. For instance, you will not only be able to apply for travel grants using mySenate, but the various research grants will also be available through these new means. Since this new system is an improvement over applying for grants over our public website, that means of application will be discontinued on December 2.

    Access to mySenate is simple. However, because it is a secure system, there is a one-time password change and terms of use agreement procedure.

    Upon successful login, you will be asked to choose a new password and agree to the mySenate Terms of Use. You will also be asked to verify your email address. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the Senate Office at (805) 893-2885 or web.admin@senate.ucsb.edu.

    Using the mySenate system, you will be able to update your personal information in our database, as well as monitor your Senate grant and committee service history. Members and representatives who serve on councils and committees will now have convenient access to the relevant Senate resources. General information, deadlines, calls and action items will be posted continuously by the staff. You will receive emails when there are items that requires your response; however, it will be up to you to log on regularly to read the news items. Look for the first campus-wide action item in mid-December, which will be the annual Call for Volunteers for Senate council and committee service.

    The mySenate system has been tested on both PCs and Macs using Internet Explorer versions 4.0 and higher, and with Netscape versions 4.7 and higher. For best performance, we recommand using Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 7.0.

    The Senate staff will be happy to assist you at any time during the month of November, and starting in December, we will have “office hours” every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. when staff will be available to answer any questions or give demonstrations. Call or come by and we will be glad to help.
    Archived on 12/2/2002
 

    
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