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CommitteeMeeting FrequencyMeeting Dates/ TimesCommittee DescriptionWebsite
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Academic FreedomMonthlyOct 8: 1-2p, Oct 24: 2-3:30p, Dec 7: 10:30a-12pThe Committee proactively identifies issues that threaten academic freedom and deals with specific issues that may be brought to the Committee as they arise. Either faculty members or the administration may bring issues to the Committee. The Committee has been asked by the administration to comment on a variety of issues (e.g., faculty disciplinary procedures, copyright policies, electronic mail policy, and faculty incompetence) to insure continued protection of academic freedom. Issues brought before the Committee by faculty include attacks on the academic freedom to teach a course, as he/she perceived it, the sale of lecture notes on the web, and student evaluations.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/af
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Continuing & Community EducationTwice Quarterly10:30a-12p on Wednesdays Oct 17, Jan 9, Mar 13, Apr 17, May 22The mission of the Committee on Continuing and Community Education (CCCE) is to advance programs in continuing and community education that meet the public’s needs, that maintain UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence, that promote innovative methods of instruction, and support the mission of the University. The CCCE focuses on educational issues and academic programs for non-matriculated students who are not registered or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. It considers the educational, organizational, technological, legal, and economic dimensions of continuing and community education at UCLA, seeking to advance the University’s contribution to society and its position as a leading research institution.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/ccce
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Diversity, Equity & InclusionMonthly3-4:30p on Mondays Oct 8, Nov 19, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6The primary mission of the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is to provide advice to the University Administration on policies/programs to advance faculty diversity, including the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities. The Committee administers the annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards, and provides advice to the Academic Senate on issues relating to diversity and equal opportunity in the University community.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/codei
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Faculty WelfareMonthly1-2:30p on Tuesdays Oct 16, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 12, Apr 9, May 7, June 4The principal charge of the Faculty Welfare Committee is to advise the Division and confer with administrative agencies on all matters involving the economic welfare of the faculty, including but not limited to the level of salaries, salary determination methodology, benefits, insurance, retirement, housing and conditions of employment.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/fwc
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Graduate CouncilTwice MonthlyAlternate Fridays from 2-4p, beginning Oct 5The Graduate Council is delegated to make policy for graduate education at UCLA, except for the M.D., J.D., LL. M., S.J.D. and D.D.S degrees. It recommends to the Legislative Assembly graduate programs leading to new degrees, as well as disestablishment or consolidation of existing degrees. It periodically reviews and evaluates all graduate programs of study (in conjunction with Undergraduate Council's review of the related undergraduate program, where appropriate). It also recommends to the systemwide Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs proposals for new graduate programs leading to existing degrees and new programs leading to graduate level certificates.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/gc
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Instruction & TechnologyQuarterlyTBA: last year was 1-2:30p on Mondays Nov 13, Feb 12, May 14The Committee on Instruction and Technology (CIT) is charged with representing Senate and Faculty interests in online education, as well as all other potential issues surrounding instructional technology. The overarching purview of CIT is to ensure that adoption of online course formats, or additional means of instructional technology, serve to enhance UCLA’s programs and maintain academic quality of the university’s instructional programs. This is to be an independent committee of the Academic Senate (i.e. not a sub-committee of any other committee or council currently existing as part of the Academic Senate). CIT maintains an active relationship with the Statewide University Committee on Academic Computing and Communications (UCACC) through its UCACC representative.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/cit
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Intercollegiate AthleticsTwice QuarterlyNov 9: 1-3p, Feb 8: 12-2p, April 19: 12-2pThe Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (IAC) major responsibility involves reviewing policies and practices of the UCLA Athletics Department as they affect the academic progress and performance of student-athletes. IAC also engages broader issues regarding the relation of the athletics program to the overall academic mission of the university. IAC advises the Administration and Athletics Department and maintains as the liaison with equivalent commitees at other universities on matters of policy.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/iac
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International EducationTwice Quarterly1-2:30p on Wednesdays Oct 10, Jan 16, May 8The principal charge of the Committee on International Education (CIE) is to represent the Los Angeles Division in matters concerned with International Education. CIE maintains an active relationship with the Statewide University Committee on International Education (UCIE) through its UCIE representative.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/cie
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Library & Scholarly CommunicationsTwice Quarterly1-3p on Mondays Oct 15, Dec 10, Jan 28, Mar 4, Apr 15, June 3The Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (COLASC) takes, as its principal obligation, to reflect and articulate the views of UCLA faculty members concerning the role of the University Library in the acquisition, storage, and provision of scholarly materials. COLASC maintains an active relationship with the Statewide University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) through its UCOLASC representative.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/colasc
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Planning & BudgetTwice MonthlyAlternate Mondays from 1-3p, beginning Oct 1CPB's charge is to make recommendations based on established Senate policy to the Chancellor and Senate agencies concerning the allocation of educational resources, academic priorities, and the planning and budgetary process as well as formulating a Senate view on the campus budget and each major campus space-use and building project. CPB discusses with the Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Finance the current strategic and budget issues. CPB maintains an active relationship with the Statewide University Council on Planning and Budget (UCPB) through its UCPB representative.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/cpb
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ResearchMonthly1-3p on Wednesdays Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, June 5It is the responsibility of the Council on Research (COR) to consult regularly with the Vice Chancellor for Research and with the various Directors within the research administration as required, to advise on issues pertinent to the faculty research mission. It is the mandate of the COR to advise the Chancellor and inform the Division concerning (a) faculty perspectives on issues pertaining to the research mission at UCLA and the University of California; (b) campus budgetary needs for support of research and support of research infrastructures, policy, and strategy regarding the pursuit and acceptance of such support; (c) promotion and coordination of multidisciplinary research and collaborative work among faculty; and (d) policies governing acceptance of extramural funding. COR meets once a month during the academic year.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/cor
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TeachingQuarterlyOct 8: 10a-12p (additional meetings TBA)The Committee on Teaching (COT) is responsible for the selection of the Distinguished Teaching Awards and the advising of the Division and departments with regards to polices that will enlarge possibilities for distinguished teaching and improve the quality of instruction, including methods of evaluation of teaching.
https://senate.ucla.edu/committee/cot
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Undergraduate CouncilTwice MonthlyAlternate Fridays from 2-4p, beginning October 12The Undergraduate Council makes policy for undergraduate education at UCLA; recommends to the Legislative Assembly undergraduate programs leading to new degrees; authorizes, supervises and regulates all undergraduate courses and programs of instruction in conjunction with the Graduate Council; and sets standards for honors and recommends procedures for awards of undergraduate scholarships.
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School of Medicine Faculty Executive CommitteeMonthlyFirst Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30p, beginning Oct 3The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) is the representative body of the Faculty of the School of Medicine.
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