Issues

A major part of the Senate's work is reviewing and advising senior administration at Berkeley and the Office of President on issues of interest to the campus. This section highlights issues of current interest and those of interest in previous years.

Recent Issues contains issues of importance to Senate faculty for which there are multiple documents. Each issue is a link to a page that contains reference materials and other information related to that issue.

The Reports and Recommendations pages compile individual Senate reports and comments on recent and past topics, including topics on the Issues pages. The main Reports and Recommendations page covers topics in the years since 2015; the Reports and Recommendations Archive covers important topics from previous years.

In March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down the campus and much of the world. UC Berkeley developed new policies and practices to help students, faculty, and staff cope with the disruption, and the Senate's contribution to that effort appear on the Coronavirus Resources page.