Senate Committee Meeting Times

Please note: The Academic Senate office has attempted to ensure the accuracy of this list, but meeting times vary a great deal over the semester. For the most current information, please contact the committee chair.

Calendar for the Senate, Executive Committee, and Policy Committees (pdf)


Note: All meetings for Fall 2020 are via ZOOM, contact committee chair for Zoom link for attendance.


Academic DQ and Review Committee

Meets two or three times, by arrangement shortly after the end of each term via Zoom, Contact Chair:  Melinda Jackson, 0030, 408-924-5293

Academic Senate

Mondays--September 14, October 12, October 26, November 9, December 7, February 8, March 1, March 22, April 19, May 10, 2-5 p.m., via Zoom, Contact Chair: Ravisha Mathur, 408-924-2442

Accreditation Review Committee

Meets:  TBD, Contact Chair:  Pamela Richardson, 408-924-2900

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Committee

First Monday of the month via zoom, 9-10:30 a.m., Contact Chair, Nicole Dubus, 408-924-5892

Athletics Board

2nd Friday of each month - 9-10:30 a.m. via zoom, Contact Chair: Colleen Johnson, 408-924-5910

Board of Academic Freedom and Professional Standards

Meets on an as needed basis. Contact Chair: James Brent, 408-924-5572

General Education Advisory Committee

Contact Chair:  David Parent, x408-924-3963

Budget Advisory Committee

Meets 12-1:30 p.m. via zoom, August 27, September 17, October 22, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, and May 13, contact co-chairs Charlie Faas and Alison McKee at x44535 and x41525 or Lisa Vlay at 408-924-1502

Campus Planning Board

Location:  via Zoom, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month, Contact Chair Silke Higgins, x408-808-2118

Committee on Committees 

Meets infrequently, contact Chair, Roxana Marachi, 408-924-3729

Curriculum and Research Committee

Meets Mondays 2-4pm, August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, 2020, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair: Brandon White, x408-924-4839

Executive Committee

Meets Mondays, Noon to 1:30 p.m. via zoom, August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30,  Feb. 1, 2020, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair, Ravisha Mathur, x42442

Faculty Diversity Committee

First Friday of each month via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., BT 550, Contact Chair,  Tanvi Kothari, 408-924-3577

Graduate Studies & Research Committee

12-1:30 p.m., via Zoom, August 24, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 (if needed), Jan 25, 2021, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 22,  Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 3 if needed, Chair: Jing Zhang, 408-924-1346

Instruction and Student Affairs Committee

Meets Mondays 2-4pm, via Zoom, August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair: Laura Sullivan-Green, 408-924-3906

Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects

Third Friday of each month except December when the meeting is on 12/11, via Zoom, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sept 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, (Dec. 11-backup in case of a need for a full review), Chair:  Priya Raman, 408-924-5371

International Programs and Students Committee

First Tuesday of each month, via Zoom, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Contact Chair:  Sarika Pruthi, 408-819-6952

Organization and Government Committee

Meets Mondays 2-4pm, via Zoom, August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, 2021, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair: Karthika Sasikumar, 408-924-3016

Professional Standards Committee

Meets Mondays 2-4pm, August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, 2021, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair: Kenneth Peter, 408-924-5562

Program Planning Committee

1st Friday of the month, Noon—2:00 p.m., Contact Chair: Mary Wilson, 408-924-5509

Student Evaluation Review Board

2nd Friday of each month, Noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom, Contact Chair: Caroline Chen, 408-924-3476

Student Fairness Committee

Meets Every other Wednesday via Zoom, 3-5 p.m., Contact Chair: Edward Cohen, (510) 847-6407

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Dates:  TBD, via Zoom, Contact the Co-Chairs Ravisha Mathur and Vincent Del Casino at x and 408-924-2442, 408-924-5396

Student Success Committee

Dates: TBD, 9-10 a.m. via Zoom then every 2nd Friday of the month from 9-11 a.m., Contact Chair: Sharon Willey, 408-924-7096

Traffic, Transit, & Parking Committee

Dates:  TBD, meets 2x a semester,  via Zoom, Contact:  Eric Cross, Parking Manager, x42219

Undergraduate Studies Committee

Meets Wednesdays 2 times a month, 12-1 p.m.,via Zoom, Contact Chair: Maria Fusaro, 408-924-3740

University Library Board

Meets Mondays, 2-4 p.m., August 24, August 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, 2020, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, Contact Chair: Jodi Bodart, 408-924-2728

University Sustainability Board

Meets every third Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to Noon , Contact via Zoom, Co-Chair: Debbie Andres or Kelly Shi, x82034

University Writing Committee

One Friday a month TBD, Location:  via Zoom, Contact Chair: Shannon Miller, 408-924-4300