The Academic Senate provides the organizational framework that enables the faculty to exercise its right to participate in the University's governance. The faculty voice is formed through a deliberative process that includes the Standing Committees of the Senate, the Academic Council, the Assembly of the Academic Senate, and their Divisional counterparts. Consultation with the senior administration occurs in a parallel structure: at the systemwide level between the Academic Council Chair and the President; and on the campus level between the Divisional Senate Chairs and the Chancellors.

senate leadership (2019-2020)

Senate Chair
Michael Meranze
[email protected]

Senate Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Shane White
[email protected] 

Senate Immediate Past Chair
Joseph E. Bristow
[email protected]



Executive Director
April de Stefano
[email protected]

Staff Contact Page

Legislative assembly schedule

2019-2020 Dates

October 31, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Student Union

February 6, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

April 9, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

May 21, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

See the Legislative Assembly Committee Page for more information. 

Council of faculty chairs [cfc]

October 21, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Kerckhoff Hall, Stateroom 1

January 13, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Murphy Hall, Conference Room 1215

April 13, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Murphy Hall, Conference Room 1215

For more information,
see the Council of Faculty Chairs Committee Page


2019-2020 Academic Year 

UC Presidential Search

See the Current Issues page for more information.