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.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

Eva Chen

echen54@ucsc.edu 

Stevenson

Rachael Patterson

rrpatter@ucsc.edu 

 

Merrill

 


Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (CAAD)
Confers with systemwide Senate, the administration and other UCSC Senate committees on general policies bearing on affirmative action and diversity for academic personnel and academic programs. Responsible for reviewing all waivers of open recruitment for faculty hires. CAAD meets every other Monday, 11:30-1 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

Daithi Mars Willis

emwillis@ucsc.edu  Porter

Amalia Bostian

abostian@ucsc.edu 

 

Oakes

 


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. CIE meets every other Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email                    College Affiliation

OPEN

 


Courses of Instruction (CCI)

The Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI) meets bi-weekly and reviews, coordinates and takes final action on all matters relating to courses of instruction. These include the following: course approvals, GE designations on courses, student petitions of various types, graduate student instructor teaching requests, undergraduate teaching assistant requests, and student grievances. CCI meets every other Monday, 1:15-2:30 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

Alexandra Junell Brown

abrown22@ucsc.edu  Porter

 


Library and Scholarly Communications (COLASC) 
Advises president and chancellor on administration of the Library and relevant local and Systemwide Library policy. COLASC meets every other Thursday, 12-2 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

Aja Bond

arbond@ucsc.edu 

 

Cowell

 


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, 9:30-11 am.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

Animesh Tiwary

atiwary@ucsc.edu 

 

Freshman

 


Committee on Teaching (COT)
Makes recommendations regarding evaluation of teaching, programs to foster good teaching, and instructional support activities. COT meets every other Tuesday, 11-1 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email                   College Affiliation  

OPEN

 OPEN

 

 


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, catalog materials, and posthumous degree requests. CEP meets every Wednesdays, 10:40am - 1:10pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

 Dora Rasch

suavpa@ucsc.edu 

 SUA VP Academic Affairs

Chidinma Onyekonwu

conyekon@ucsc.edu 

 Cowell

 

*One of the two CEP seats is reserved for the SUA Vice President of Academic Affairs by the SUA Constitution. 


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. CPB Meets every Thursday, 8:30am-12pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

 Daniel Halpern-DeVries

drhalper@ucsc.edu  Crown

 OPEN

 


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 once every three weeks, Monday 12-1:15 pm.

Committee Page

Student Representative Email College Affiliation

 Sharan K. Sethi

shksethi@ucsc.edu  Stevenson