Academic Senate (with aerial photo of campus in background)
Photograph 2003 by Alan Nyiri, courtesy of the Atkinson Photographic Archive.

Legislative Assembly

Membership

  • Voting members of the Legislative Assembly are elected from and by constituencies from all areas of the campus. Departments are allotted one voting member for each 20 Senate members, with every department allotted at least one member. Administrative officers who hold Senate membership also elect at least one representative. 
  • Ex officio members include the UC President, UCLA Chancellor, Senate Chair, Senate Vice Chair, Senate Secretary, and voting members of the Executive Board who are not current Legislative Assembly members.
  • The Division Chair chairs the Legislative Assembly.

Duties

The Legislative Assembly is empowered to act in all matters for the Los Angeles Division, subject to provisions of Divisional bylaws. Members of the Assembly approve all changes to the Senate Bylaws and Regulations, ratify slates for each of the Senate's Standing Committees as recommended by the Committee on Committees, review and approve annual reports of each of the Standing Committees, and consider campus-wide issues.  Proposals having a wide effect on faculty life are always brought before the Legislative Assembly; for example, changes in faculty disciplinary procedures, a mentoring plan for assistant professors, and revisions to General Education. Assembly members elect the six at-large members of the Senate's Executive Board, choosing three each Spring quarter. The Legislative Assembly meets four times a year, in the months of November, February, April, and June.

Parliamentary Procedures

The procedures of the Legislative Assembly are governed by the current edition of Alice Sturgis' Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure per bylaw 135(D) of the UCLA Divisional Manual.

Interactions with Administration

The Chancellor plays an active role with the Legislative Assembly, usually giving an opening address to the Assembly each Fall Quarter and attending meetings whenever possible to listen to faculty issues and to offer comments. In addition, the Assembly regularly invites administrators who can speak to current issues, such as the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Director of Admissions, and the Vice Chancellor for Research.