Academic Senate Committees

The UCSC Academic Senate Committees:

Committee on Academic Freedom CAF
Committee on Academic Personnel CAP
Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid CAFA
Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity CAAD
Committee on Career Advising CCA
Committee on Courses of Instruction CCI
Committee on Committees COC
Committee on Educational Policy
Committee on Emeriti Relations CER
Committee on Faculty Research Lecture CFRL
Committee on Faculty Welfare CFW
Graduate Council  GC
Committee on Information Technology CIT
Committee on International Education CIE
Committee on Library and Scholary Communication COLASC
Committee on Planning and Budget CPB
Committee on Preparatory Education CPE
Committee on Privilege and Tenure P&T
Committee on Research COR
Committee on Rules, Jurisdiction, and Elections RJE
Senate Executive Committee SEC
Committee on Teaching 
Special Committees


COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM (CAF) Monitors and reports on conditions affecting academic freedom in the University.

COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC PERSONNEL (CAP) Makes recommendations to the Chancellor on academic personnel actions and Academic Personnel policies. Only full Professors are appointed for service on CAP.

COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID (CAFA) Considers matters involving admissions such as eligibility requirements, financial aid and relations with schools, considers the weighting of various non-academic criteria in admissions.
COMMITTEE ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & DIVERSITY (CAAD) Studies and makes recommendations on diversity initiatives and policies.

COMMITTEE ON CAREER ADVISING (CCA) Develops, implements, and evaluates mentoring activities that enhance the likelihood of faculty promotion and retention.

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES (COC) appoints members to all Senate committees, university wide committees, and Senate Officers; nominates faculty for service on administrative Task Forces, and search committees. COC oversees the operating procedures of committees and periodically assesses committees’ effectiveness.

COMMITTEE ON COURSES OF INSTRUCTION (CCI) Reviews and/or approves all matters relating to courses of instruction.

COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CIT) Advises Chancellor and Division on all matters relating to computers, information systems and electronic communications.

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CIE) Concerned with any aspect of the EAP international programs.

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL POLICY (CEP) Reviews quality of undergraduate academic programs, reviews new programs, approves new courses, considers all grading and campus examination matters, including hearing of grievances relating to narrative evaluations/grades.

COMMITTEE ON EMERITI RELATIONS (CER) Makes recommendations concerning emeriti needs, interests and service contributions.

COMMITTEE ON FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURE (FRL) Nominates a faculty member who has a distinguished record in research to deliver a lecture to the campus community upon a topic of his or her selection.

COMMITTEE ON FACULTY WELFARE (CFW) Considers any issue concerning faculty welfare such as dependent care, health care, and housing.

GRADUATE COUNCIL (GC) Coordinates procedures and establishes policy bearing on higher degrees, reviews current programs and proposals for new graduate programs.

COMMITTEE ON LIBRARY AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION (COLASC) Advises president and chancellor on administration of the Library and relevant local and systemwide Library policy.

COMMITTEE ON PLANNING AND BUDGET (CPB) Confers with and makes recommendations to the administration regarding budget policy and all planning matters; reviews all proposals for academic program changes.

COMMITTEE ON PREPARATORY EDUCATION (CPE) Considers any issue regarding undergraduate preparatory education and its administration.

COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGE AND TENURE (P&T) Considers matters jeopardizing rights, privileges, or tenure, and conducts hearings in some individual cases. Reviews policy revisions.

COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH (COR) Considers issues of research policy and reviews faculty research grants.

COMMITTEE ON RULES, JURISDICTION, AND ELECTIONS (RJ&E) Interprets divisional legislation; reviews and reports on proposed changes and additions to Bylaws and Regulations of the Santa Cruz Division.

COMMITTEE ON TEACHING (COT) Makes recommendations regarding evaluation of teaching, programs to foster good teaching, instructional support activities.