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All Senate Welcome 2017-2018

Welcome Letter

September 28, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

In advance of the October 31, 2017 Representative Assembly meeting, I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that all Senate members are invited to attend Representative Assembly meetings.  The Chancellor or the Executive Vice Chancellor addresses the Assembly each meeting and provides updates to the faculty on current topics of interest.  New graduate degree programs and modifications to Divisional Senate bylaws and regulations, which govern Senate operations and the curriculum, are presented for a vote by the Assembly.  Attending Representative Assembly meetings is a great way to stay informed and to participate in the UCSD educational community.

The meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Garren Auditorium of the Biomedical Sciences Building (first floor), on the following dates.

  • October 31, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
  • February 6, 2018
  • April 3, 2018
  • June 5, 2018

Meeting agendas are posted on the Senate’s website five instructional days before each meeting.  The Senate’s website also provides information on the structure of the Senate, the work performed by Senate committees, and information on topics of interest to faculty.

Here is the link to the Senate’s website:  senate.ucsd.edu

A special election will be held this Fall to fill a Health Sciences Committee on Committees vacancy.  The term of office will be January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.  Senate members from all Health Sciences departments except the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics are eligible to run for the vacant position.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or another Senate member, please contact Ashley Welch at 4-9070 or awelch@ucsd.edu.  Nominating petitions are due in the Senate Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 9th.  Voting will begin on Monday, November 6th.

As the Chair of the Senate, it is my responsibility and privilege to represent the interests of the faculty.  Accordingly, please feel free to contact me at academicsenatechair@ucsd.edu or call 4-3640 schedule time to speak with me or to meet with me in the Senate Office.

Farrell Ackerman
Academic Senate, San Diego Division