What's New?

Updated September 17, 2014


Academic Senate Information

Current Events:

At the September 15, 2014 Senate meeting, the Senate discussed two resolutions.  AS 1547, Policy Recommendation, Scheduling of Advance Registration and Priority Registration (First Reading), and AS 1548, Senate Management Resolution, Revoking the Temporary Assignment of Budget Advisory Committee Responsibilities (First Reading). AS 1548 was originally brought as a final reading, but the Senate asked that it be brought back for a final reading in October.  AS 1547 will also come for a final reading at the October Senate meeting.  No other resolutions were heard or passed.  The Senate received a briefing on campus safety issues by Chief of Police, Pete Decena.  The Senate also received an update from the University Library Board (ULB).  The ULB will be revising the library policy (S03-5).

The Senate Office is in the process of conducting an election for a Senator from the General Unit.  The General Unit includes all faculty not included in one of the colleges and all SSP IIIs and SSP IVs.  

Special Elections were held in CASA, ENGR, COSS, and the GU this Fall.  Only the GU and COSS seats are filled, or in the election process.   No nominees came forward from CASA or ENGR.  These seats are still vacant and can now be filled for one-year only.

One student resigned and AS is in the process of filling this seat.

Elections are underway for the Board of Academic Freedom in the colleges of BUS, ENGR, H&A, SCI, and the GU.  These seats must be filled by Full-Time Full Professors.  

The Executive Committee submitted recommendations for membership on the Deputy Provost Search Committee to the Provost on 9/8/14.  

The Senate Office is currently soliciting nominations for the AVP of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Search Committee.  Nominations are due by COB on 9/22/14.  Please fill out the nominating petition at http://tinyurl.com/nnnyhpq.


Opportunities for University Service

  • Serving on a Senate committee is an excellent way to get involved and we encourage you to find a committee focused on issues of importance to you, whether it be faculty affairs/professional standards, instruction and student affairs, research, facilities, or program development and assessment. 
  • Please check the list of current senate committee vacancies.  If you are interested, please contact your college rep for the Committee on Committees to learn about appointment and/or election procedures.

Recent Senate Policies (Academic Year 2014-2015):

Policies passed by the Senate and Signed into University policy by President Qayoumi:



Senate Management Resolutions Passed by the Senate:


Sense of the Senate Resolutions Passed by the Senate: