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

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] /
senate committee chairs [SCC]

2019-2020 Dates to be Announced.

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



memorial to the regents 

The U.C. Academic Senate petitions the Regents to divest the University’s endowment portfolio of all investments in the 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies with the largest carbon reserves.

Notice of Senate Vote – Fossil Fuel Memorial

The voting period is now open and will close at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. 

Click here to access the Fossil Fuel Memorial Informational Packet.

To vote, log in to the Data Management System (DMS) using your UCLA logon.

Academic Senate Elections for 2019-2020 

The results for the 2019 Academic Senate Elections are now available. 

Thank you for participating in shared governance!


Elsevier Presentation, Legislative Assembly Meeting (April 2019)

UCLA Budget Discussion, 2018-19 Fiscal Year (March 2019)