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For more information on any of the Standing Committees of the Academic Senate, please review the committees 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 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 then twenty other systemwide committees as well, each with at least one representative from UCLA.

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Elections

ACADEMIC SENATE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS

Academic Senate Vice Chair/Chair-Elect:
         Jody E. Kreiman, Head and Neck Surgery

Committee on Committees:
Seat 3 – Humanities
         Joseph E. Bristow, English
Seat 5 – Languages/Literatures
         Willemina Z. Wendrich, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Seat 7 – The Arts
         Phyllis A. Nagy, Film, Television and Digital Media
Seat 8 – Health Sciences
         Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Health Policy and Management
Seat 10 – Social/Policy Studies
         Ian W. Holloway, Social Welfare
Seat 11 – Engineering
         Mekonnen Gebremichael, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Seat 12 – Basic Biomedical Sciences
         Alexander van der Bliek, Biological Chemistry
Seat 13 – Surgery and Related
         Maria Ines Boechat, Radiological Sciences
Seat 15 – Primary/Family Care Medicine
         Anil Sapru, Pediatrics – Critical Care

Executive Board At-Large Members:

         Margaret C. Jacob, History
         Brandon Kelly Koretz, Medicine-Geriatrics
         William L. Oppenheim, Orthopaedic Surgery
         Tara S. Peris, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Department Representatives for the Legislative Assembly (DOCX) can be viewed online.

DIVISIONAL ELECTIONS FOR 2020-2021                       

Procedures for elections by mail or electronic online ballot in the Los Angeles Division and its agencies are governed by Senate Bylaws 30, 95, 340(A), and the following provisions: [Am 19 Jan 88, 08 Apr 03]

Annual Elections

Annual Divisional elections occur in time for relevant results to be reported to the Division in the Spring quarter. [Am 9 Oct 84]

CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

The Elections Commissioner supervises elections for the Los Angeles Division and certifies results to the Secretary of the Division, who reports the results to the Division. Elections by Faculties of schools and colleges are conducted by the appropriate Secretary under such supervision as the Faculty determines.

ELECTIONS COMMISSIONER

Gregory H Leazer, Elections Commissioner, Information Studies

SENATE STAFF CONTACT

April de Stefano, Executive Director | [email protected], (310) 206-3803 

Lena Hoang, Administrative Assistant | [email protected], (310) 825-3851

Related Information

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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. Though student representatives cannot vote in their committees, they have the right to participate in committee deliberations unless the committee is in executive session. 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 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.  

Student DMS Member Login (TBD)

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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