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Welcome to the homepage of the SJSU Academic Senate. The SJSU Academic Senate is the principal agency for the formulation of University policy. The Senate and its committees communicate recommendations to the President on such matters as faculty affairs, curriculum, instruction, student affairs, finances and other matters relevant to the welfare of SJSU. San José State University was the first California state university to have an official faculty representative body.

We hope that this site will serve as a resource to members of the SJSU community who are interested in learning about policies passed by the Senate, the members of the Senate, and the operation of the Senate and its committees.




The Academic Senate meets on October 5, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Engr. 285/287.  Click here for meeting materials on or after October 1, 2015.

The call for nominations for the Distinguished Service, Outstanding Lecturer, Outstanding Professor, and President's Scholar Awards has been distributed and nominations are due in the Senate office by close of business on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Click here or on the forms link above to find the Criteria and Nominating Petition.