Academic Senate Committees

Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid 

considers admissions-related matters such as eligibility requirements, financial aid, relations with schools, and sets campus admissions policy. CAFA considers the weighting of academic and non-academic criteria for the admissions process and appeals to eligibility, admissions, and financial aid decisions. The committee interfaces with multiple campus administrative units which implement and manage admissions related policies on an ongoing basis throughout the year. CAFA meets every other Wednesday, 9-11 AM.

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Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (CAAD)
Confers with the Chancellor and other committees on general policies bearing on affirmative action and diversity for academic personnel and academic programsMeets every other Monday at noon.

Student Representative Email College Affiliation
Hector Navarro  suavpd@ucsc.edu Cowell 
Davon Thomas dbthomas@ucsc.edu College 10
Paola Barreto pbarreto@ucsc.edu College 10

Committee on International Education (CIE)

The Committee provides advice on matters related to international education on the UCSC campus, including the allocation of resources for international education, and on the status and welfare of international students at UCSC. It provides oversight regarding all academic matters related to international education. Meets every other Thursday at 10am.

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Courses of Instruction (CCI)

The Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI) is a subcommittee of Educational Policy (CEP): The Committee meets bi-weekly and reviews, coordinates and takes final action on all matters relating to courses of instruction. These include: course approvals, GE designations on courses , petitions from students, GSI, UTA requests, posthumous degree requests, student grievances, and individual majors requests Meets every other monday from 3:30 - 5 pm.

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Library and Scholarly Communications (COLASC) 
Advises president and chancellor on administration of the Library and relevant local and Systemwide Library policy. Meets every other Thursday at noon.

Student Representative Email College Affiliation
Wendy Lin wlin24@ucsc.edu College 10

Information Technology (CIT)

The Committee on Information Technology (CIT) advises the Chancellor and Division on the acquisition, utilization, security, and impact of computers, information systems, and electronic communications, and related facilities, recommending changes and improvements. CIT meets every other Wednesday from 9:30-11 am.

Teaching (COT)
Makes recommendations regarding evaluation of teaching, programs to foster good teaching, and instructional support activities. Meets every other Monday at 2pm.

Student Representative Email                   College Affliation  
Rick Takeuchi mrtakeuc@ucsc.edu Cowell
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Committee on Educational Policy (CEP)
Initiates policy changes, studies, and program reviews for undergraduate education.  The committee also participates in reviews for changes to academic departments and programs, new program proposals, course approvals, catalog materials, undergraduate student petitions, and requests to appoint graduate and undergraduate student instructors. CEP meets Wednesdays at 11am. More information.

Student Representative Email College Affiliation
Anthony Ballestros 
aeballes@ucsc.edu College 10
Jessica Xu jejxu@ucsc.edu College 10

Committee on Planning and Budget (CPB)
The Committee confers with the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz, concerning the budget and budget policy for the Santa Cruz campus. It makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and acts for the Santa Cruz Division on all matters concerning planning, including the organization of, and relations among divisions, schools, colleges, departments, and programs of study, Organized Research Units, and the University Library. More information.

Student Representative Email College Affiliation
Yuija (Allyson) Guo yguo35@ucsc.edu College 9
Tias Webster suavpa@ucsc.edu

Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF)
The Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) monitors conditions and assesses matters that may affect academic freedom at UCSC, responding to individual faculty concerns and reporting on emerging issues to the academic senate. CAF meets as needed.

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Special Committee on Athletics (SCA)
The committee advises the Academic Senate and Administration on priorities, policies and strategies related to athletics. The Committee serves as a resource for the CP/EVC to engage and enroll faculty in this matter.

Student Representative Email College Affiliation
Hector Navarro  hinavarr@ucsc.edu Cowell