Senate Advisory Committee

     

    Charge:

    The Committee advises and assists the Chair of the Santa Cruz Division on any matter arising in the performance of the Chairís duties whenever, in the Chairís opinion, such assistance is in the best interest of the Santa Cruz Division. 

    Membership:

    The Advisory Committee shall be composed of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Division, any additional Representatives to the Assembly, and the chairs of the Graduate Council and of the Committees on Academic Personnel, Admissions and Financial Aid, Committees, Educational Policy, Faculty Welfare Planning and Budget, Privilege and Tenure, and Research. 

    George Blumenthal, Chair (Astron/Astrop, 92005) george@ucolick.org
    Alison Galloway, Vice Chair (Anthropology, 93360) gallow@cats
    Dave Belanger, Secretary (Physics, 92871) dave@dave
    Carol Freeman, CEP (Writing, 92989) freeman@cats
    Carolyn Martin-Shaw, P&T (History, 92465) cmclark@cats
    Bob Meister, CPB (Politics, 94563) meister@cats
    Leta Miller, CAP (Music, 93107) leta@cats
    John Tamkun, CAFA (MCD Biology, 93179) tamkun@biology
    Steve Thorsett, COR (Astron/Astrop, 95170) thorsett@ucolick.org
    Mark Traugott, CFW (History, 92464) traugott@cats
    Quentin Williams, GC (Earth Sciences, 93132) quentw@emerald
    Shelly Errington, COC (Anthropology, 94667) sherring@cats

    Susan Schwartz, Assembly Rep (Earth Sciences, 93133) susan@earthsci

    Staff:

    Mary-Beth Harhen, 9-5209

    Meeting Frequency:

    Weekly



    Committee on Computing and Telecommunications

    Charge:

    The Committee shall advise the Chancellor of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Division on the acquisition, utilization, and impact of computers, information systems, and electronic communications facilities. The Committee shall also review the acquisition, use and security of computing and communications facilities, and recommend changes and improvements. The Chair of the Committee represents the Division on the University Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications Policy. The Committee shall consult with and advise the Committee on Planning and Budget, the Committee on Educational Policy, and the Committee on the Library with respect to matters relevant to this Committee's duties and expertise.

    Membership:

    There are eight Santa Cruz Division members, at least two of whom should be familiar with computer systems, information technology or telecommunications. At least two shall be chosen to represent computer users. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Computing and Telecommunications Services as well as not more than one undergraduate and one graduate student representative shall be invited to sit with the Committee. 

    Charles McDowell, Chair and UCITTP Rep. (Computer Science, 94772) charlie@cse
    Yin-Wong Cheung (Economics 94247) cheung@cats
    Gary Glatzmeir (Earth Sciences, 95504) glatz@es
    Victoria Gonzalez-Pagani (Language Program, 94262) vgpagani@cats
    Dom Massaro (Psychology, 92330) massaro@fuzzy
    Alex Pang (Computer Science, 92712) pang@cse
    Lisa Sloan (Earth Science, 93693) lcsloan@earthsci
    Beth Stephens (Art, 95640) estephe@cats

    Staff:

    Pamela Edwards, 9-3810

    Meeting Frequency:

    Monthly

     

    Committee on Educational Policy

    Charge:

    The Committee is concerned with the quality of all academic programs not under the purview of the Graduate Council. It receives all proposals for new programs and reviews them in terms of academic quality and forwards them for approval to the Committee on Planning and Budget. Periodically, the Committee reviews all existing academic programs and acts for the Santa Cruz Division on proposed revisions which do not involve changes in the allocation of the budget. When the Committee finds that revised academic programs will require revised budgetary allocations, the Committee forwards its recommendations for approval to the Committee on Planning and Budget. It may consider other questions of undergraduate life that are not within the jurisdiction of other Academic Senate Committees. 

    The Committee approves the content and periodically reviews the content and administration of all requirements of colleges and departments and committees of studies (and equivalent agencies as defined in Divisional Regulations) for the Bachelor's degree. 

    The Committee has plenary powers regarding: the approval of new undergraduate courses; the numbering and catalog description of courses; and the appropriateness of the assignment of a particular instructor to a particular course. The Committee is responsible for approving programs for fulfillment of the American History and Institutions requirement. The Committee determines the courses eligible for meeting different campuswide breadth requirements. On occasion the Committee may ask an instructor for full information as to the content of a course, or a proposed course. The Committee consults with and advises Faculties of colleges, departments, and individual faculty members with regard to undergraduate courses. It gives full consideration to the views and findings of Faculties of colleges and departments, and of faculty members, when matters relating to their courses are before the Committee. 

    These powers and responsibilities apply to all University Extension courses offered under the auspices of the Santa Cruz campus. Additional duties are: to advise the Chancellor of Santa Cruz and local Dean of University Extension on any matters referred to it concerning the functions and the educational and related budgetary and personnel policies of University Extension; to advise the local Dean of University Extension and the colleges, schools, and the Graduate Division with respect to: (a) establishment and discontinuance of Extension programs, (b) criteria for appointment and retention of Extension teaching staff, and (c) policy on acceptance of extramural support for Extension programs; to coordinate, in such respects as it deems advisable, the relations of University Extension with the Division. 

    The Committee considers all matters concerning grading and campus examinations; it may review the examination policies of departments; it may make appropriate proposals for undergraduate comprehensive examinations; and it recommends to the Santa Cruz Division, and from time to time reviews, procedures and regulations for governing the scholastic status of undergraduate students, subject to appropriate provisions of Academic Senate Regulations. 

    The Committee oversees the grading and Narrative Evaluation System (NES) including all matters pertaining to the faculty's participation in the NES. The Committee periodically will review the status of the NES and recommend appropriate changes to the Santa Cruz Division. The Committee will explain and answer questions concerning grading and evaluations, and inform the Registrar's Office about Committee interpretations of Academic Senate policies. The Committee on Committees, in accordance with Appendix C of these Bylaws and Regulations, and with the guidance of the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), will select a Narrative Evaluations Student Grievance Hearing Committee, comprised of three Senate members and one non-voting undergraduate student representative. CEP receives the reports of the Hearing Committee. 

    Membership:

    There are six Santa Cruz Division members. The Registrar serves ex officio. One non-voting provosts' representative selected by the Council of Provosts, and no more than two student representatives shall be invited to sit with the Committee. 

    One member of the Divisional Committee shall serve on the University Committee on Educational Policy. 

    Carol Freeman, Chair and UCEP Rep. (Writing, 92989) freeman@cats
    Don Brenneis (Anthropology, 93855) brenneis@cats
    Margaret Brose (Literature, 94575) mbrose@cats
    Phil Crews (Chem/Biochem, 92603) phil@chemistry
    Richard Hughey, (Computer Engineering, 92939) rph@ce.ucsc.edu
    TBA

    Staff:

    Cathy Fong, 9-3358

    Meeting Frequency:

    Weekly

     

    Committee on Faculty Welfare

    Charge:

    The Committee considers any subject concerning faculty welfare, including matters which may be brought to its attention by members of the faculty. It may make representations to appropriate authorities on any questions concerning the welfare of the University of California community. 

    Membership:

    There are six Santa Cruz Division members. 

    Mark Traugott, Chair & UCFW Vice-Chair (History, Stevenson Acad Srvs, 92465) traugott@cats
    Roger Anderson, UCFW Rep.(Chem/Biochem, 92854) anderso@cats
    Ilan Benjamin (Chemistry, 93152) ilan@cats
    Maureen Callanan (Psychology, 93147) callanan@cats
    Anatole Leikin (Music, 93296) asl@cats
    Katia Obraczka (Computer Engineering, 94308) katia@cse

    Staff:

    Pamela Edwards, 9-3810

    Meeting Frequency:

    Monthly

     

    Committee on Land and Building Development

    Charge:

    The Committee will review all proposals for the acquisition, development, and significant renovation of real property managed by UC Santa Cruz, including civil and landscape construction. It receives all such proposals and reviews them in terms of quality and appropriateness.

    The Committee will review the overall architectural and functional quality of the proposed development. At a minimum, the Committee will review the siting, environmental reports, schematic designs, preliminary designs, and, if there are significant changes, the construction designs of all construction projects.

    The Committee will report all recommendations to the Academic Senate and to the Committee on Planning and Budget.

    Membership:

    There are five Santa Cruz Division members, one from each academic division and one from the School of Engineering. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Physical Planning and Construction and no more than two student representatives shall be invited to sit with the committee.

    David Dorfan, Chair (Physics, 92235) dorfan@scipp.ucsc.edu
    Amelie Hastie (Film & Digital Media, 94947) ahastie@cats
    Greg Gilbert (Environmental Studies, 95002) ggilbert@cats
    John Lynch (Literature, 92487) jplynch@cats
    Pat Mantey (Computer Engineering, 92158) mantey@ce

    Staff:

    Cathy Fong, 9-3358

     

    The Graduate Council

    Charge:

    The Graduate Council coordinates all academic procedures at Santa Cruz which bear on the conferring of higher degrees . It establishes policies regarding admission to candidacy for higher degrees, limitation of graduate study lists, appointment of committees in charge of candidates' studies and research, and the supervision of examinations for higher degrees. It approves on behalf of the Santa Cruz Division the award of higher degrees.

    The Graduate Council reviews proposals for new programs for existing higher degrees and for the establishment of new higher degrees. At least five days in advance of its consideration of such proposals, it notifies members of the Santa Cruz Division of the general nature of the proposals and invites interested members to submit memoranda with regard to them. Proposals approved by the Graduate Council and by the Committee on Planning and Budget are recommended by the Council to the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs. 

    The Graduate Council has plenary authority in all matters relating to graduate courses of instruction in the Santa Cruz Division. On these matters, the Council maintains liaison with the Divisional Committee on Educational Policy. 

    Membership:

    There are six Santa Cruz Division members. The Dean of the Graduate Division serves ex officio. A Representative of the Library, nominated by the UCSC Librarians Association, and no more than two student representatives shall be invited to sit with the Committee. SB 330A specifies that the Dean of the Graduate Division may not serve as chair or vice chair of the Graduate Council. 

    Quentin Williams, Chair (Earth Sciences, 93132) quentw@emerald
    Weixin Cheng (Environmental Studies, 95317) wxcheng@cats
    Olof Einarsdottir (Chem/Biochem, 93155) olof@cats
    Kathy Foley, F (Theater Arts, 92564) kfoley@cats
    Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (Anthropology, 92633) dianegg@cats
    Suresh Lodha (Computer Science, 93773) lodha@cse
    Paul Nauert, WS (Music, 93117) dogsbarks@cats
    Martine Schlag (Computer Engineering, 93243) martine@cse
    Bruce Schumm (Physics, 93034) schumm@scipp
    Rob Wilson, WS (Literature, 92401) rwilson@cats
    Jim Clifford, (Histcon, 94639) jcliff@cats
    TBA, F
    Frank Talamantes, Graduate Dean, ex- officio(DGS, 92510)
    LAUC Rep: Beth Remak-Honnef (McHenry, 92459) remak@cats
    GSA Reps: Lee Ritscher (Literature) ritscher@cats &
    Sara Sutler-Cohen (Sociology) saracher@juno.com

    Staff:

    Laurie Babka, 9-2259

    Meeting Frequency:

    Bi-weekly

            

    Committee on Planning and Budget

    Charge: 

    The Committee confers with the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz concerning the budget and budget policy for the Santa Cruz campus. It makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz and acts for the Santa Cruz Division on all matters concerning planning, including the organization of, and relations among divisions, schools, colleges, departments and committees of studies, Organized Research Units, and the University Library.

    The Committee acts for the Santa Cruz Division on all proposals for the initiation and abolition of academic programs and on all proposals for their revision when a change of budget is involved. In its deliberations the Committee works closely with the Committee on Academic Personnel, the Committee on Affirmative Action, the Committee on Educational Policy, and the Graduate Council, and may call upon them for advice. In deliberations concerning academic resource allocation the Committee has responsibility to ensure appropriate consideration of campus affirmative action policies. 

    Membership:

    There are nine Santa Cruz Division members. The Chair of the Santa Cruz Division serves ex officio. No more than two undergraduate student representatives and one graduate student representative shall be invited to sit with the Committee. 

    Bob Meister, Chair (Politics, 94563) meister@cats
    Susan Gillman, Vice Chair (Literature, 94199) sgillman@cats
    Ben Friedlander (Electrical Engineering, 95838) friedlan@cse
    Brent Haddad (Environmental Studies, 94149) bhaddad@cats
    Paul Koch (Earth Sciences, 95861) pkoch@earthsci.ucsc.edu
    Jennie McDade (Art, 95603) jlmcdade@cats
    Graeme Smith (Astron/Astrop, 92907) graeme@ucolick.org
    Marilyn Westerkamp (History, 93427) mjw@cats
    Paul Koch, (Earth Sciences, 95861) pkoch@earthsci
    George Blumenthal, ex-officio (Astron/Astrop, 92005) george@ucolick.org
    Alison Galloway, ex-officio (Anthroplogy, 93360) gallow@cats

    Staff:

    Mary-Beth Harhen, 9-5209

    Meeting Frequency:

    Weekly

    Committee on Research

    Charge:

    The Committee advises the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz and the appropriate academic dean or vice chancellor concerning research policy issues and budgetary needs for support of research and the acceptance of extramural subsidies. It makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz concerning applications by members of the Santa Cruz Division for research grants and for travel expenses to attend meetings of learned societies.

    Membership:

    There are five Santa Cruz Division members, one from each of the academic divisions and one from the School of Engineering. 

    Steve Thorsett, Chair (Astron/Astrop, 95170) thorsett@ucolick.org
    Michael Brown (Politics, 92052) popcorn@cats
    Sharon Daniel (Film & Digital Media, 93932) sdaniel@cats
    Darrell Long, UCORP Rep (Computer Science, 92616) darrell@cs.ucsc.edu
    Kirsten Silva-Gruesz (Literature, 92225) ksgruesz@cats

    Staff:

    Laurie Babka, 9-2259

    Meeting Frequency:

    Meets 2 or 3 times a quarter

     

    Committee on Teaching

          Charge:

To consult with departments as to the form and use of any methods designed to evaluate faculty teaching performance and to recommend to the Academic Senate how such methods should be used in the evaluation of faculty members' teaching effectiveness. 

To propose programs that will foster good teaching, and to stimulate and aid all departments in strengthening their efforts to foster good teaching.

To formulate general policies concerning instructional support activities on the campus, and to advise the administration regarding campus budgetary needs for instructional support.

To inform the Santa Cruz Division concerning policies that guide the award of Instructional Improvement funds. 

Membership:

There are five Santa Cruz Division members, and no more than two undergraduate student representatives, and one graduate student representative. The Director of Media Services shall be invited to sit with the Committee. 

Bruce Cooperstein, Chair (Mathematics, 92150) coop@cats
Margarita Azmitia, WS (Psychology, 93146) azmitia@cats
Jennifer Gonzalez (Art History, 92099) jag@cats
Raja Guha Thakurta (Astron/Astrop, 95169) raja@ucolick.org
Forrest Robinson, WS (American Studies, 94566) robinson@cats
Susan Harding, F (Anthropology, 92240) hard@cats

Staff:

Joanna Misunas 9-2806

Meeting Frequency:

Bi-weekly

 

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