Standing Committees

Considers and reports on conditions of academic freedom within the University.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets once a month.
Initiates and advises on annual and long-range academic and physical planning.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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)
Meeting Schedule:
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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>.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets four times a year.
Officers and reps of the Berkeley Division
Meeting Schedule:
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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.
Meeting Schedule:
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Advises Chancellor on various student fees on campus
Meeting Schedule:
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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.
Meeting Schedule:
Fall, meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00; Spring meets every week 12:00 - 2:00.
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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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.
Meeting Schedule:
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Acts on behalf of the Division on matters other than legislative matters retained by the Division
Meeting Schedule:
Meets twice a month on Mondays 12:00-2:00.
Considers policy matters affecting the educational mission of the campus, including allocation of resources and establishment or disestablishment of educational units.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets monthly.
Nominates for the approval by the Divisional Council two members of the Division who have made distinguished records in research.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets as needed.
Works with administration on issues of both regular and emeriti Faculty welfare.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets twice a month.
Meeting Schedule:
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Exercises administrative and coordinating functions in the Graduate Division
Meeting Schedule:
Meets once a month on Mondays 2:00-4:30.
Advises the Chancellor regarding administration of the Library.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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Provides advice and may act as mediators in cases within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Privilege & Tenure.
Meeting Schedule:
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Meeting Schedule:
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Hears complaints from officers of instruction regarding various matters of academic privilege, appointment, tenure and promotion.
Meeting Schedule:
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Supervises the award of Berkeley student prizes
Meeting Schedule:
Meets primarily in the Spring.
Awards research grants and advises on research policy.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
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Promotes good teaching and evaluates candidates for the Distinguished Teaching Awards and awards educational grants.
Meeting Schedule:
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Chancellors Advisory Committee on Transportation and Parking. CAPRA member serves in this role.
Meeting Schedule:
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Meeting Schedule:
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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.
Meeting Schedule:
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.
Meeting Schedule:
Meets primarily in Sping.
Meeting Schedule:
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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.
Meeting Schedule:
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Committee News

Meetings take place on Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in 320 Stephens Hall

Course Proposals – New and modification course proposals are due the Friday before the next COCI meeting. In the days immediately before the COCI meeting the appropriate discipline subcommittee will review proposals and make a recommendation to COCI. The table below outlines the timeline and deadlines for COCI review. 

Course proposal submission in CMS  (Friday)

General Information

Meetings take place on Fridays. Petitions and course proposals must be received by the Friday before the monthly meeting.