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Committee Service

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For more information on any of the Standing Committees of the Academic Senate, please review the committee's page.

Please know that the Committee on Committees (ConC) will do its best to accommodate your choices for Academic Senate service, although, in times of great need, you may be asked to serve on a committee that you did not indicate a preference for. We will keep your choices on file for the academic year, and, should your expertise be needed, a member of ConC will contact you if vacancies occur. If your choices change within this academic year, please feel free to submit a new entry.

Serving on a Standing Committee

Participation as a member of a Senate Standing Committee provides an opportunity to stay informed, advise, and set policy directions at UCLA.

From faculty welfare, child care, retirement, and capital programs, to undergraduate and graduate curricula, Senate members discuss, debate, and influence the direction of UCLA on issues brought to the committees from across campus.

Serving on the Legislative Assembly (LgA)

For a broader perspective at UCLA, consider representing your department or program within the LgA.  LgA representatives review and vote on campuswide policies, bylaw changes, and new programs.

You can voice your department's opinion on these proposals and state how a proposal will impact you and your constituency.

You will also be expected to report back to your department on discussions and actions of the LgA.

Representing UCLA Systemwide

For an even broader perspective of the UC system, consider representing UCLA on the systemwide Academic Assembly, a representative body made up of Senate faculty from all ten campuses.

There are more than twenty other systemwide committees as well, each with at least one representative from UCLA.

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Student Representatives

Student representatives are appointed by USAC and Graduate Student Association (GSA) to provide student perspectives on the issues discussed by various Senate committees. Student representatives have the right to participate in committee deliberations unless the committee is in executive session, and have the right to vote; however, all student votes are advisory and recorded separately whenever the action is reported. Student representatives may also work with the committee chairs and analysts to introduce agenda items to address issues faced by students.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a professional and respectful demeanor throughout the meeting and in all correspondence. 
  • Treat confidential materials with discretion 
  • Be present at all meetings of the committee 

Rights (Committee Appointments)

  • Speak during agendized topics during discussion
  • Access all committee materials in advance of the meeting
  • Students can vote on substantial issues
  • Attend the Legislative Assembly
  • Contact the Chair and/or Committee Analyst to request an item on the agenda

Rights (Legislative Assembly Appointments)

  • Speak during agendized topics during discussion
  • Access all committee materials in advance of the meeting
  • Contact the Chair and/or Executive Director to request an item on the agenda

PROPOSING MOTIONS

  • Collect Data – research the current status of the policy, and find data to support your proposal.​
  • Draft Proposal – develop a document or PowerPoint articulating your proposal, usually through USAC or GSA.​
  • Determine which Senate Committee has authority/oversight for this issue. (Contact [email protected] for assistance.)​
  • Email the Committee Analyst ​
    • Explain what you want to do, what you have done, and who you have talked too​
    • Ask for their recommendation for the next steps (such as getting on the agenda for a committee meeting)

ACADEMIC SENATE OFFICE

Navigating DMS - Finding Committee Materials 

As a student representative, you will have access to the agendas for the committee’s meetings via UCLA’s Academic Senate’s Data Management System (DMS). You may not have access to all committee documents, including drafts of correspondence, minutes, and other committee work in progress.  

Committee Appointments 

The ConC analyst will coordinate with the respective USAC and GSA representative to receive student appointments. Once a student appointment has been announced, the ConC analyst will update the rosters in DMS and notify the appropriate analyst with new student representative information (ideally, in advance of any scheduled meetings).  

Please note, alternates are not permitted. If an appointment is unable to attend a meeting, then they cannot send a replacement. If a student is unable to continue serving on a committee, a replacement appointment should be made to fill the remainder of the term in accordance with the USAC or GSA appointment procedures. 

RESOURCES

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Academic Senate Membership

Senate Members

Professor
Professor In Residence
Professor of Clinical “X”
Acting Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor In Residence
Associate Professor of Clinical “X”
Acting Associate Professor
Studio Professor (In Residence)
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in Residence
Assistant Professor of Clinical “X”
Instructor
Instructor In Residence

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment
Lecturer with Security of Employment
Sr. Lecturer with Security of Employment
The Chancellor
All Vice Chancellors
The Registrar
The University Librarian
All Emeriti who held any of the above titles

Non-Senate Members

Adjunct Professor
Visiting Professor
Clinical Professor* (compensated)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
Associate Clinical Professor* (compensated)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Acting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Assistant Clinical Professor (compensated)
Lecturers without Security of Employment
Visiting Senior Lecturer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Associate Researcher
Researcher

 

 

 

 

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