These records comprise minutes and
supplementary material, agendas, and administrative files of the Academic Senate. The
administrative files include minutes and correspondence predating the establishment of the
Irvine Division of the Academic Senate (1963-1966), bylaws, membership lists, and material
pertaining to standing and special committees, including minutes and agendas of the
Executive Committee and Graduate Council.
The Irvine Division of the Academic Senate, established December 1, 1965, is the faculty
governing body of the University of California, Irvine. The UC-wide Academic Senate is
empowered by UC's governing body, the Board of Regents, to exercise direct control, subject
to the board's approval, over academic matters of central importance to the University.
These include matters of educational policy and approval of programs, courses, and grades.
The UC Academic Council acts as the executive arm to carry Senate business forward to the
President and the Board of Regents.
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