Standing Committees

Considers and reports on conditions of academic freedom within the University.
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Meets as needed.
Initiates and advises on annual and long-range academic and physical planning.
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Meets twice a month on Wednesdays 9:00-11:00
Considers and reports on policies and practices affecting the composition of the Berkeley undergraduate student population.
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Meets twice a month on Fridays 10:00 - 12:00
Evaluates courses with respect to Regulation 300 (Breadth Requirement in the study of American Cultures)
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Represents the Berkeley Division at meetings of the Statewide Assembly. The call to meetings will be distributed to Senate members at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, per Senate Bylaw 120.B, and will be available on the systemwide Assembly web page (see Related Links below). Berkeley Senate members may comment on agenda items through their Assembly representatives. If you would like to participate in an Assembly teleconference from a central campus location, please contact us for coordination purposes at <acad_sen@berkeley.edu>.
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Meets four times a year.
Officers and reps of the Berkeley Division
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The Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) oversees all matters relating to the admissions of undergraduate students. BOARS regulates the policies and practices used in the admissions process that directly relates to the educational mission of the University and the welfare of students. The committee also recommends and directs efforts to improve the admissions process.
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Represents the Division in academic-appointment and promotion matters and in the allocation of resources. The committee meets every Thursday throughout the year, and it also meets every Tuesday during the spring.
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Appoints The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Parliamentarian of the Division; All other Standing Committees; Special Committees as the Division may direct; Nominees for appointment to administrative committees when called upon by The Chancellor; and Student Members to Committees on Educational Affairs.
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Fall, meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00; Spring meets every week 12:00 - 2:00.
Advises the Division and the Administration on the acquisition, utilization, and security of computers, information systems, and electronic communications, and related facilities and resources.
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Meets as needed.
The Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA) advises the Senate and University administration on all matters regarding the promotion of research and learning related to graduate education. One of CCGA's chief responsibilities is the authority to review and approve all campus proposals for new graduate programs and schools.
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Approves new courses and modification in existing courses; considers requests for variances in course and graduation requirements. Meets twice monthly on Fridays from 1:30-3:30pm.
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Meets twice a month on Friday from 1:30-3:30
The Committee represents the Division in matters relating to demonstrations, protests, and similar actions on campus.
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Reports to the Division annually on the progress of the campus in achieving equality of opportunity and a supportive campus climate for underrepresented and otherwise excluded groups.
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Acts on behalf of the Division on matters other than legislative matters retained by the Division
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Meets twice a month on Mondays 12:00-2:00.
The Editorial Committee is charged with oversight of the University of California Press. The committee reviews all manuscripts as well as associated documents bearing on the quality and significance of material proposed for publication.
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Considers policy matters affecting the educational mission of the campus, including allocation of resources and establishment or disestablishment of educational units.
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Meets alternate Wednesdays 2:00-4:00.
Proposes recipients of Clark Kerr Award (contribution to advancement of higher education) and various external awards for faculty.
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Meets monthly.
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Nominates for the approval by the Divisional Council two members of the Division who have made distinguished records in research.
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Meets as needed.
Works with administration on issues of both regular and emeriti Faculty welfare.
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Meets once a month on Mondays from 3:00-5:00.
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Exercises administrative and coordinating functions in the Graduate Division
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Meets once a month on Mondays 2:00-4:30.
Advises the Chancellor regarding administration of the Library.
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Meets twice a month.
Responsible for the preparation and publication of commemorative statements concerning deceased members of the Division. Memorial tributes are published by the Academic Senate.
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Meets once annually in-person, conducting most business online.
(Not a Committee) Individual members hear complaints from academic personnel regarding actions by members of the Division and other officers of the University, by students, or by staff.
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Provides advice and may act as mediators in cases within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Privilege & Tenure.
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The Committee on Privilege and Tenure is charged with adjudicating the following types of matters: grievance cases, where a member of the Senate claims injury through the violation of his/her rights and privileges; disciplinary cases, where a member of the Senate is accused of having violated the Faculty Code of Conduct; and early termination cases, where a Senate or non-Senate faculty member challenges whether there is good cause for his/her early termination. Its findings and recommendations are advisory to the chancellor.
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Supervises the award of Berkeley student prizes
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Meets primarily in the Spring.
Awards research grants and advises on research policy.
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Meets once a month.
Interprets and proposes changes to the By-Laws and Regulations. Supervises elections and other Divisional votes. Secretary is chair of R&E.
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Meets once a month.
The Senate Athletics Council advises the Senate and Administration on matters pertaining to the welfare of student-athletes both in and out of the classroom.
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Promotes good teaching and evaluates candidates for the Distinguished Teaching Awards and awards educational grants.
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Chancellors Advisory Committee on Transportation and Parking. CAPRA member serves in this role.
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The University Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW) Task Force on Investment and Retirement (TFIR) was formed in May 1999 to monitor policies and proposals relating to investment and retirement issues at UC. Meetings generally are conducted via iLink/teleconference.
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Advises Senate on matters related to undergraduate curriculum development. Participates in departmental reviews and proposals for new undergraduate majors and schools. Advises Senate on issues related to the quality of undergraduate student life.
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Wednesday, once a month. 2:00-4:00
This committee recommends to the Chancellor policies related to awarding of all undergraduate financial aid; awards such undergraduate scholarships restricted to students at UC Berkeley; sets criteria for the award of undergraduate honors.
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Meets primarily in Sping.
At its meeting on November 5, 2009, the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate passed a resolution on Intercollegiate Athletics at Berkeley. As a result, Divisional Council convened the Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics. Resources related to the Task Force are compiled here.
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The University Committee on Academic Freedom (UCAF) studies conditions within and outside the University that may impact the academic freedom of the University, its faculty, or its students. Commonly discussed are procedures relating to faculty employment - including discipline, student reviews and course content; cases involving the freedom or reputation of individual faculty members; and current political and social trends.
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The University Committee on Academic Personnel (UCAP) considers general policy on academic personnel, including salary scales, appointments and promotions, and related matters. The committee also reviews standards and policies applied by Divisional CAPs.
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The University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (UCAAD) considers general policies concerning affirmative action for academic personnel and academic programs. The committee reviews the annual reports of the Divisional Committees of Affirmative Action and the information on affirmative action provided by campus and University administration. These reports consist of data and analyses for women and ethnic minorities concerning working conditions, salaries, advancement, and separation.
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The University Committee on Committees (UCOC) appoints the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of all Senatewide committees as well as the general membership of all other Senate committees that report to the Assembly. UCOC members work with their divisions to identify divisional appointments. As much as possible, the committee seeks a diverse balance in the makeup of committee membership.
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The University Committee on Educational Policy (UCEP) considers the establishment or disestablishment of curricula, colleges, schools, departments, institutes, bureaus, and the like, and on legislation or administrative policies involving questions of educational policy.
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The University Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW) considers and reports on matters concerning the economic welfare of the faculty including salaries, benefits, insurance, retirement, housing, and conditions of employment.
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The University Committee on International Education (UCIE) oversees all academic aspects of the UC Education Abroad Program, which operates in conjunction with offices on the campuses and serves all UC students. The committee is responsible for approving new programs, changes in programs, and all program courses and credits. The committee also oversees the regular formal review of programs and advises the President on the appointment of study center directors.
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The University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) advises the President concerning the administration of University libraries in accordance with the Standing Orders of The Regents. Prior to May 9, 2007, UCOLASC was known as the University Committee on Library (UCOL).
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The University Committee on Planning and Budget (UCPB) discusses and acts on systemwide budgetary, planning, and resource allocation issues. UCPB reviews and comments on the establishment of or changes to academic units and research units. The chair and other members of the committee also liaise with a number of other systemwide advisory and groups on matters relating to planning and budget.
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The University Committee on Preparatory Education (UCOPE) monitors and conducts periodic reviews and evaluations of preparatory and remedial education. In addition, the committee supervises the Entry Level Writing Requirement with special emphasis on establishing appropriate and uniform Universitywide standards for the Analytical Writing Placement Examination. Each year the Committee selects the essay/prompt that is to be used in administration of the Analytical Writing Placement Examination and also sets the passing standard for the exam.
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The University Committee on Privilege and Tenure (UCP&T) considers general policies involving academic privileges and tenure. In addition, the committee constitutes special Hearing Committees and maintains statistical records of the grievance, disciplinary, and early termination cases taking place on each of the campuses.
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The University Committee on Research Policy (UCORP) fosters, formulates, coordinates, revises general research policies and procedures, and advises the President on research matters affecting the University.
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