University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division records

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
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9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
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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

 

MINUTES AND AGENDAS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MINUTES AND AGENDAS: Includes materials related to the San Diego Division, as well as the Representative Assembly. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

The Faculty at La Jolla (SIO) 1954-1961

 

Division

Box 1, Folder 2-6

1960-1966 May

Box 2

1966 February-1969 November

Box 3

1969 December-1973 November

Box 4

1974-1981 January

Box 5, Folder 1-4

1981 February-1984 May

 

Representative Assembly

Box 5, Folder 5-7

1984 October-1986 May

Box 6

1986 October-1991

Box 7

1992-1997 January

Box 8

1997 February-2000 May

 

COMMITTEES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) COMMITTEES: Includes correspondence, meeting agendas, budgets, and reports. At the beginning of the series are committee rosters, listing those who served on the various committees over time. Arranged chronologically.
Box 9, Folder 1

Committee Rosters

Box 9, Folder 2

Academic Information Technology Committee - Computer Policy 1975

Box 9, Folder 3-4

Admissions Committee - Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) 1964-1977

 

Campus and Community Environment Committee

Box 9, Folder 5-6

1970-1974

Box 10, Folder 1

1974-1979

Box 10, Folder 2

Traffic Study 1984

Box 10, Folder 3-4

Faculty Welfare Committee 1969-1974

Box 10, Folder 5

International Education Committee - Education Abroad Program 1969-1975

 

Planning and Budget Committee

 

Academic Plan

Box 10, Folder 6

1965-1971

Box 11, Folder 1

1974-1979

Box 11, Folder 2

Agenda 1978-1980

Box 11, Folder 3-5

Budget 1975-1980

Box 11, Folder 6

General 1974-1979

Box 12, Folder 1-4

Planning 1975-1981

 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SENATE MEMBERS

Box 12, Folder 5

Photographs by department, part 1

General note

Includes: Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science (AMES), Anthropology, Applied Physics and Information Science (APIS), Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, and Physics.
Box 13, Folder 1

Photographs by department, part 2

General note

Includes: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sociology, Third College (Thurgood Marshall College), Visual Arts, Anesthesiology, Community Medicine, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Reproductive Medicine, and Surgery.
 

PUBLICATIONS

Box 13, Folder 2-3

Bulletin of the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate 1965-1971

Box 14, Folder 1

Manual of the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate 1966 June

Box 14, Folder 2

Ad Hoc Committee Report on Professional Research Appointments 1964 March

Box 14, Folder 3

Senate Newsletter. Volume 3, Number 1 1986 October