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All Senate Welcome 2020-2021
September 28, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to a new academic year! These are challenging times, and I do hope you managed to achieve some of your goals during the summer, be that time off, a chance to conduct research, or to develop course material.

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 address the Assembly at each meeting and provide 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.

All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the dates below. The meetings will be via Zoom until the campus resumes normal operations.


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.

A special election will be held this Fall to serve as a San Diego representative to the UC Assembly through August 31, 2021. 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 Thursday, October 8th.

Shared governance has become increasingly important in these times of global pandemic, budget crisis, and racial injustice. As the Chair of the Senate, it is my responsibility and privilege to represent the interests of the faculty, both within the Senate and by taking the Senate’s concerns and advice to the Administration. Accordingly, please feel free to contact me at academicsenateoffice@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-3640 to schedule time to meet with me.

Steven Constable
Academic Senate, San Diego Division