Current Issues


Joint Senate-Administration Working Group on Graduate Education Final Report: March 2021

Academic Senate 2020-21 Budget Forum recording - October 14th 2020

The Senate Executive Committee wishes to express its strong endorsement of CAAD’s open letter to the campus community addressing George Floyd’s murder, police brutality against black Americans, and the need to confront white supremacy and institutional racism on our own campus.

Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity Statement on Responding Locally to Institutional Racism

COVID-19 Correspondence

Graduate Strike - Grading Information

Report of Divisional Actions of Academic Senate, February 19, 2020 and February 21, 2020

CPB Report: An Enumeration of Compensation and Other Pressures on the UCSC Budget March 2020

Report from the CEP/CPB Program Impaction Working Group - January 2020

Academic Council Response to Tiger Teams on International Research and Students

Strategic Academic Planning - Draft Implementation Playbook

Academic Council Discussion of Regents’ Special Meeting of November 16, 2017

Graduate Council Statement on Strengthening and Growing Graduate Programs at UCSC

Senate Executive Committee to Chancellor and CP/EVC re May 1 Protest and Kerr Hall Occupation

Senate Executive Committee Statement on the Immigration Ban

Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property

Senate Executive Committee Statement on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Science and Engineering Library Consolidation Project

Senate Response to the Retirement Options Task Force Report

Task Force on Graduate Growth

 - Report and Recommendations

Silicon Valley Academic Programs

 - CPB Silicon Valley Pre-Proposal Recommendations

 - UCSC Administration: UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Opportunities

Faculty Initiated Group Hire (FIGH)

Senate Events


The next Academic Senate meeting will be held on Wednesday December 1, 2:30pm via zoom. Click here to view the full 2021-22 Senate meeting schedule.


Due to COVID-19, the Faculty Research Lectures for 2019 and 2020 have been postponed.

The 54th Annual Faculty Research Lecture will be given by Professor Terrie Williams, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Touching Extinction: Biological Achilles' heels and the survival of big, fierce animals

The 55th Annual Faculty Research Lecture will be given by Professor Jennifer González, Department of History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) and Digital Art and New Media.

Write to Academic Senate


The Academic Senate Chair welcomes your comments and concerns. Let us know if there are academic issues which you think should receive more attention from committees or should be brought up for discussion at the Senate Executive Meetings. Please write to us


Contact Academic Senate

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