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University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division records
RSS 0901  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • Administrative History
  • Unprocessed Additions
  • Scope and Contents

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division records
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. Academic Senate
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 0901
    Physical Description: 4.2 Linear feet (13 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1994
    Abstract: The UC Academic Senate, San Diego Division records, including meeting minutes, agendas, committee materials, and publications. The material pertains to admissions policy, campus and community environment, computer policy, faculty welfare, academic planning, and budget issues.
    Languages: English .

    Preferred Citation

    University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division Records, RSS 901. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Administrative History

    The San Diego Division of the Academic Senate is a division of the systemwide Academic Senate of the University of California. The Academic Senate of the University of California directs the educational function of the university's governance while also providing faculty advice to the Regents and the Administration. Senate members include all faculty in the professorial, in-residence, clinical, and lecturer with security of employment academic series. The President of the University, the Vice Presidents, the Chancellors, and the Vice Chancellors are also members of the Academic Senate. In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Regents, the Academic Senate oversees the authorization and supervision of all courses and curricula, determination of admission and graduation requirements, and approval of all manuscripts published by the University of California Press. The Senate advises the University in the areas of faculty appointment and promotion, budget priority and policy, library policy, research policy, academic freedom, faculty privilege and tenure, faculty welfare, faculty and student affirmative action, campus planning, and computer policy. The Senate also participates in searches for deans, chancellors, and presidents.
    Each campus division of the Academic Senate operates both as a legislative body and as a system of standing committees. While the San Diego Division functions primarily through its standing committees and elected officers, its 86-member legislative body, the Representative Assembly, meets six to eight times throughout the year. Members of the Division include the President of the University, all Senate members whose headquarters are at San Diego, and emeritus Senate members whose headquarters were at San Diego when they retired.
    During the University of California, San Diego's infancy, the emerging San Diego Division of the Academic Senate met jointly with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Staff Council between 1959 and 1961. The current roster of standing committees that address educational policy and the budget developed out of the joint meetings. The Academic Senate began meeting as an autonomous organization after May 1961.

    Unprocessed Additions

    This collection has additional unprocessed materials not described in this finding aid. See the UC San Diego Library catalog record  to view the acquisition dates and extent of unprocessed additions.

    Scope and Contents

    The UC Academic Senate, San Diego Division records document the senate's governance over the educational functions of the university, as it pertains to: admissions policy, campus and community environment, computer policy, faculty welfare, academic planning, and budget issues. Contents include meeting minutes, agendas, committee materials, photographs of senate members, and publications.
    The files are arranged in four series: 1) MINUTES AND AGENDAS, 2) COMMITTEES, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS OF SENATE MEMBERS, and 4) PUBLICATIONS.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, San Diego. Academic Senate -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Administration
    University of California, San Diego -- Faculty