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The Senate Source - August 2016
August 31, 2016

Dear Faculty and Friends of the University of California Academic Senate:

The August 2016 issue of The Senate Source Newsletter is now available online. Link to the full issue (pdf) at: http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/source/documents/senatesource.august.2016.pdf or directly to the individual stories below. Features include:

Notes from Academic Senate Chair Dan Hare
http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/chairsnotes.august2016.html Senate Chair Hare reflects on the Senate’s accomplishments over the past year, and the future of the University.

Anderson, Lindenberg Receive Senate’s Highest Honor
http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/source/OliverJohnsonAward.august2016.html Professors Robert Anderson (UCB) and Katja Lindenberg (UCSD) are the 2016 recipients of the Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Senate Service. The Senate Source asked them to respond to a few questions about their work in the Senate and the challenges facing the University.

Updating the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policies
http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/source/sexual-misconduct.august2016.html Over the past year, the Academic Senate has been heavily engaged in the University’s effort to update and improve policies on sexual violence and sexual harassment, including clarifying reporting procedures and resources for responding to prohibited conduct, and clarifying and improving processes for investigating and adjudicating cases in which faculty are accused.

Senate Recommends Practices for Diversifying the Faculty
http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/source/faculty-diversity.august2016.html Campuses are reviewing best practice recommendations from the Academic Senate for recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse faculty that focus on hiring more President’s Postdoctoral Fellows (PPFs) and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows (CFs) into UC faculty positions.

A full set of reports and recommendations issued by the Senate can be found at: http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/reports/

We welcome your comments.

Dan Hare, 2015-16 Senate Chair
Michael LaBriola, editor

The Senate Source is an on-line publication for the University of California faculty published by the University of California Systemwide Senate. Previous issues are available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/news/