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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division records
University of California, San Diego. Academic Senate
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 0901
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.
University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division Records, RSS 901. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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.
This collection has additional unprocessed materials not described in this finding aid. See the UC San Diego Library
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,
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