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Senate Leadership

 

Chair

Jody Kreiman
Professor in Residence
Head and Neck Surgery and Linguistics
(310) 825-3851
 

Summary of Service

SENATE SERVICE

Committee on Library, 2001 – 2004; Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 2004 – 2007 (Chair, 2005-2007); University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity, 2005-2007; Alternate UCLA representative, University of California Academic Assembly, 2006 – 2007; UCLA representative, University of California Academic Assembly, 2007-2011; Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, 2011-2014 (Chair, 2013-2014); Committee on Academic Freedom, 2014-2017 (Chair, 2015-2017); University of California Committee on Academic Freedom, 2015-2017; Committee on Charges, 2017-2020 (Chair, 2018-2020). Academic Senate Service Award, 2019 (inaugural award).

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

Curriculum Committee, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, 1995-2003; Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, since 1997; Space Policy Task Force, UCLA School of Medicine, 2013; Head and Neck Chair Search Committee, UCLA School of Medicine, 2017; Executive Review Committee, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, since 2018; Strategic Planning Committee, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, 2018; Executive Advisory Committee, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, since 2018; various faculty search and promotion committees.

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Chancellor’s Advisory Group on Diversity, 2005-2007; Grievance Advisory Committee, 2018-2020.

STATEMENT

In these days of cascading crises and uncertainty of every kind, it is essential that faculty remain actively involved in both the University’s short-term responses to emergent problems and in longer-term planning efforts.  Through my many years of Senate service I have come to appreciate the importance of shared governance, but also the fragility of our role in governance.  Particularly in times of crisis, our rights and responsibilities can easily be undermined, and our voice diminished amid the press of problems and the need for timely action. As Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, I will do my best to protect our voice in campus governance, in belief that increased input from faculty can only enhance the University’s ability to address the challenges that confront us. 

 

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Jessica R. Cattelino
Professor
Anthropology
(310) 825-4400
 

Summary of Service

SENATE SERVICE

Graduate Council, Member (2014-15), Vice Chair (2015-16), and Chair (2016-17), plus Committee on Fellowships and Assistantships, Administrative Committee, Committee on Degree Programs, Committee on Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Welfare. Executive Board of the Academic Senate (2016-17). Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs Advisory Committee (2020-). UC Systemwide Academic Senate Assembly (2018-).

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

Center for the Study of Women, Associate Director (2015-17, 2020-) and Senior Faculty Research Associate (2017-20). Post-Pandemic Research Visioning Working Group, Co-chair (2020-), and Research Continuity Working Group member (2020-), under the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force. American Indian Studies Center Director search committee, Chair (2014-15). Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Initiatives on Coastlines and People (2019). Executive Committee, Institute of American Cultures (2017-19). Committee on Educational Initiatives in the Social Sciences (2010-11). Various departmental committees including Awards, Standing Review, Diversity, Admissions, Graduate Curriculum, Graduate Student Wellbeing.

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Offsite (2017-) and onsite (2020) selection, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCLA NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Committee (2014-2019). Chancellor’s Campus Expansion Taskforce (2017-18). UCLA Enrollment Planning Task Force (2016-17). Undocumented Graduate Student Working Group (2017-18). External reviewer, UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology (2019). Faculty Advisory Committees of the American Indian Studies Center (various; Chair 2014-15, Publications Committee Chair 2017-), American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program (various), and Center for the Study of Women (various; Chair 2015-16).

STATEMENT

As UCLA navigates the pandemic, campus re-opening, and broader changes in higher education, we should be guided by core values and committed to the institutions that sustain them. These include faculty governance, for which the University of California is a standard bearer. Through service as Chair of the Graduate Council and member of the Executive Board, as well as in cross-campus interdisciplinary research collaborations, I have embraced not only the goal but also the everyday practice of working with faculty across the disciplines. Building on experience as co-chair of the Post-Pandemic Research Visioning Working Group (under the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force), I aim to collaborate in shaping a post-pandemic campus that preserves the best of pre-pandemic UCLA while embracing the transformative potential of this moment. We must address core Senate issues, including unevenly distributed faculty research loss and other inequities laid bare, pedagogical change, remote work, budgetary impacts on academic programs and student support, and the possibilities for long-term creative reconfigurations of research and community. I would add to Senate leadership the perspective of teaching in the College. In advancing shared governance, I would be honored to listen to, amplify, and safeguard the voice of the faculty.

 

Immediate Past Chair

Shane White
Professor
Dentistry
[email protected]
(310) 825-3851

Summary of Service

SENATE SERVICE

Vice-chair and chair of the Academic Senate of the University of California, 2016-18. Vice chair & chair of the University Committee on Planning and Budget (UCPB), 2014-16; the University Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW), 2008-10; UCFW's Task Force on Investment and Retirement (TFIR), 2011-13. Chair, UC Non-Discrimination in Health Care Task Force, 2019. Ex-offico membership of all systemewide standing committees, 2016-18. Representative UCLA Senate service includes: Faculty Welfare Committee (FWC) 2004-2011, four-time chair; Executive Board 2007-09; CPB 2011-14; CAP 2018-19. Representative UCLA School of Dentistry Service includes chair of APA and MILA promotion committees, and the Curriculum Committee.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

Member: UCOP Executive Budget Committee 2018-19; President Napolitano’s Advisory Group (PAG) 2018; Task Force on Health Sciences Conflict of Interest Policy 2017-18; UC Budget Framework Initiative (BFI) Workgroup (BFI) 2016-18; Systemwide Library & Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC), 2016-18; Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) Steering Committee, 2016-18; Academic Planning Council (APC) 2015-18; Technology Transfer Advisory Committee (TTAC) 2014-16; UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Governing Committee 2014-16. UCLA School of Dentistry Section of Endodontics, chair 2002-04.

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Faculty Representative to the Board of Regents, 2016-18; member of Academic & Student Affairs Committee, Compliance & Audit Committee, National Laboratories Subcommittee, Finance and Capital Strategies Committee, Public Engagement and Development Committee, Investments Subcommittee. Senate representative to President Yudof's 2009-2010 Task Force on Post-Employment Benefits (PEB), President Napolitano's 2015-16 Retirement Options Task Force (ROTF), and President Napolitano’s 2018 Retiree Health Working Group. Vice chair and chair of the UC Retirement System Advisory Board (UCRSAB), 2011-15. Service separately provided to institutions of The State of California.

STATEMENT

Challenging times place a premium on knowledge of the institutional environment, its values, history, policy and process. UCLA’s challenges are the Senate’s challenges. A recently completed a term as UC systemwide Senate chair has given me the necessary insights and relationships to help optimally position UCLA in a time of leadership transition, future budgetary uncertainty, and controversy. The Senate must effectively provide its unequaled expertise and experience to the administration. While shared governance is a distinctive and successful part of UCLA culture, it must be actively and collegially engaged with transparency, through consensus-building, and with the maintenance of trust. To maximize institutional quality and advancement, the campus must be united. The chair and vice chair must facilitate and promote the incredible talents of the entire Senate body to best address the future. Since being a 4-time UCLA Faculty Welfare chair in the 2000s, I have been one of the UC Senate’s leading voices on faculty welfare and budgetary issues – our lifeblood. Service on UCLA’s FWC, CPB, CAP, Assembly, and its Executive Board, etc., have provided broad institutional knowledge. As systemwide Senate chair, I worked successfully to achieve the largest increase to the salary scales in a quarter century; maintain threatened active and retiree benefits; increase faculty diversity; improve admissions processes through the work of BOARS; and provide stability during crisis. As Senate chair and Faculty Representative to the Board of Regents, I engaged the Board and the leaders of the State, linking our institution to the public good. I am committed to working in partnership with the administration to make difficult strategic decisions to improve access and increase quality in our teaching, research and service. UCLA is the Nation’s preeminent public research university campus; my feet are firmly planted on UCLA’s ground as a teacher, scholar, servant, and graduate.

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Past Chairs

2019-20 Michael Meranze History
2018-19 Joseph Bristow English
2017-18 Sandra Graham Education 
2016-17 Susan Cochran Public Health - Epidemiology
2015-16 Leo Estrada Public Affairs/Urban Planning
2014-15 Joel Aberbach Political Science
2013-14 Jan Reiff History & Statistics
2012-13  Linda Sarna Nursing  
2011-12 Andrew Leucther Psychiatry 
2010-11 Ann Karagozian Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering   
2009-10 Robin L. Garrell Chemistry
2008-09 Michael Goldstein Public-Community Health     
2007-08 Elizabeth Ligon Bjork  Cognitive Psychology
2006-07 Vivek Shetty Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
2005-06 Adrienne Lavine Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2004-05 Kathleen Komar Comparative Literature
2003-04 Clifford Brunk Organismic Biology, Ecology & Evolution
2002-03 Duncan Lindsey Social Welfare
2001-02 John Edmond Biological Chemistry
2000-01 Stephen C. Yeazell Law
1999-00 Donna L. Vredevoe Nursing
1998-99 Vickie Mays Psychology
1997-98  Chand Viswanathan  Electrical Engineering
1996-97  Aimée Dorr Education
1995-96  Charles Lewis Medicine
1994-95  Judith L. Smith Physiological Science
1993-94 Carole Goldberg-Ambrose Law
1992-93 Archie Kleingartner Management
1991-92 Seymour Feshbach Psychology
1990-91 David Kaplan Philosophy
1989-90 Sidney Roberts Biological Chemistry
1988-89 Charles Berst English
1987-88 Sydney Finegold Medicine
1986-87 David Chapman Biology
1985-86 Fred Massarick Management
1984-85 William Dignam Obstetrics & Gynecology
1983-84 Kenneth Trueblood Chemistry
1982-83 Murray Schwartz Law
1981-82 Samuel Aroni Architecture & Urban Planning
1980-81 Daniel Kivelson Chemistry
1979-80 David S. Maxwell Anatomy
1978-79 A. Theodore Forrester Engineering/Physics
1977-78 Florence Ridley English
1976-77 Raymond Orbach Physics
1975-76 Elwood Buffa Management
1974-75 Moses Greenfield Radiology
1973-74 David Wilson Political Science
1972-73 George Abell Astronomy
1970-71 Benjamin Aaron Law
1968-69 Lowell Paige Mathematics
1966-68 Thomas L. Jacobs Chemistry
1964-66 Robert E. Holzer Geophysics
1962-64 John S. Galbraith History
1960-62 Earl L. Griggs English
1958-60 Foster H. Sherwood Political Science
1956-58 Franklin P. Rolfe English
1954-56 Martin R. Huberty Agriculture
1952-54 Francis E. Blacet Chemistry
1950-52 James A. C. Grant Political Science
1949-50 Carl Epling Botany
1948-49 Gordon S. Watkins Economics
1947-48 E. Lee Kinsey Physics
1946-47 Vern O. Knudsen Physics
1945-46 Franklin P. Rolfe English
1944-45 Albert W. Bellamy Biology
1943-44 William G. Young Chemistry
1942-43 Robert W. Hodgson Agriculture
1941-42 Sigurd Hustvedt English
1940-41 George E. Sherwood Mathematics
1939-40 Kate Gordon Moore Psychology
1938-39 Waldemar Westergard History
1937-38 Bennett M. Allen Biology
1936-37 Sigurd Hustvedt English
1934-36 William C. Morgan Chemistry
1933-34 Ernest C. Moore Education/Philosophy

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Senate Staff Directory

 

Please note: All Academic Senate staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact staff by email.

Academic Senate Office

University of California, Los Angeles
3125 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1408
Phone: (310) 825-3851
[email protected]

Conference Room Reservations here.

Academic Senate Staff

Executive Director

April de Stefano
[email protected]

                                                 


Committee on Rules & Jurisdiction (CR&J) - Temporary
Committee on Charges - Secondary
Council of Faculty Chairs (CFC)
Executive Board
Faculty Welfare Committee (FWC) - Temporary
Grievance Advisory Committee (GAC) - Secondary
Legislative Assembly (LgA)
Privilege & Tenure (P&T) - Secondary

Policy Analyst

Vacant 


Provide administrative support for:
Graduate Council (GC)
Program Review 
Undergraduate Council (UgC)

 

Assistant Director

Estrella Arciba
[email protected] 
 


Graduate Council (GC)
Interdisciplinary Education Ad Hoc Committee
Program Review
Undergraduate Council (UgC)

Senate Analyst

Vacant
 


Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) - Temporary
Committee on Data, Information Technology and Privacy (CDITP) - Temporary
Provide administrative support for:
Faculty Welfare Committee (FWC) - Temporary
Program Review
Senate operations
Undergraduate Council (UgC)


Assistant Director

Elizabeth Feller
[email protected]


ClinCAP - Secondary
Committee on Emeriti Affairs (CEA) - Secondary
Council on Planning & Budget (CPB)
Council on Research (COR)
Committee on Development (COD) - Temporary
Council on Academic Personnel (CAP) - Secondary
Faculty Welfare Committee (FWC) - Temporary, Secondary
Program Review

Administrative Assistant

Lena Hoang
[email protected]
Phone (310) 825-3851 


Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) - Temporary
Provide administrative support for:
Committee on Development (COD)
Council of Faculty Chairs (CFC) 
Council on Planning & Budget (CPB)
Council on Research (COR)
Executive Board
Legislative Assembly

Senior Policy Analyst

Lori Ishimaru

 


ClinCAP
Committee on Emeriti Affairs (CEA) - Temporary
Council on Academic Personnel (CAP)
Council on Planning and Budget (CPB) - Secondary
Council on Research (COR) - Secondary

Policy Analyst

Vacant


Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF)
Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (CODEI) - Temporary
Committee on Rules & Jurisdiction (CR&J)
Interdisciplinary Education Ad Hoc Committee
Program Review

Senior Policy Analyst

Emily Le
e[email protected]
 


Committee on Continuing and Community Education (CCCE) - Temporary
Committee on International Education (CIE) - Temporary
Graduate Council - Secondary
Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs (SSGPDP) 

Principal Policy Analyst

Julia Nelsen


Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CODEI) - Temporary
Graduate Council (GC) - Secondary
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) - Secondary
Program Review - Secondary
Undergraduate Council (UgC) - Secondary

Principal Policy Analyst
(Judicial and Personnel)

Marian McKenna Olivas      
[email protected] 
 


Committee on Rules & Jurisdiction (CR&J) - Temporary, Secondary
Committee on Charges
Grievance Advisory Committee (GAC)
Privilege & Tenure (P&T)

Senior Policy Analyst

Renee Rouzan-Kay
[email protected]
 


Committee on Committees (ConC)
Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (IAC) - Temporary
Committee on Library & Scholarly Communication (COLASC)
Committee on Teaching (COT)
Committee on Undergraduate Admissions & Relations with Schools (CUARS)

Senior Policy Analyst

Vacant
 


Committee on Data, Information Technology and Privacy (CDITP)
Committee on Continuing and Community Education (CCCE)
Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (CODEI)
Committee on Emeriti Affairs (CEA)
Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL)
Faculty Welfare Committee (FWC)

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