University of California Academic Senate. San Diego Division records, 1963-1994 (RSS 901)

Extent: 4.2 Linear feet (13 archives boxes)

The UC Academic Senate, San Diego Division records, including meeting minutes, agendas, committee materials, and publications. The material pertains to admissions policy, campus and community environment, computer policy, faculty welfare, academic planning, and budget issues.

The San Diego Division of the Academic Senate is a division of the systemwide Academic Senate of the University of California. The Academic Senate of the University of California directs the educational function of the university's governance while also providing faculty advice to the Regents and the Administration. Senate members include all faculty in the professorial, in-residence, clinical, and lecturer with security of employment academic series. The President of the University, the Vice Presidents, the Chancellors, and the Vice Chancellors are also members of the Academic Senate. In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Regents, the Academic Senate oversees the authorization and supervision of all courses and curricula, determination of admission and graduation requirements, and approval of all manuscripts published by the University of California Press. The Senate advises the University in the areas of faculty appointment and promotion, budget priority and policy, library policy, research policy, academic freedom, faculty privilege and tenure, faculty welfare, faculty and student affirmative action, campus planning, and computer policy. The Senate also participates in searches for deans, chancellors, and presidents.

Each campus division of the Academic Senate operates both as a legislative body and as a system of standing committees. While the San Diego Division functions primarily through its standing committees and elected officers, its 86-member legislative body, the Representative Assembly, meets six to eight times throughout the year. Members of the Division include the President of the University, all Senate members whose headquarters are at San Diego, and emeritus Senate members whose headquarters were at San Diego when they retired.

During the University of California, San Diego's infancy, the emerging San Diego Division of the Academic Senate met jointly with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Staff Council between 1959 and 1961. The current roster of standing committees that address educational policy and the budget developed out of the joint meetings. The Academic Senate began meeting as an autonomous organization after May 1961.

The UC Academic Senate, San Diego Division records document the senate's governance over the educational functions of the university, as it pertains to: admissions policy, campus and community environment, computer policy, faculty welfare, academic planning, and budget issues. Contents include meeting minutes, agendas, committee materials, photographs of senate members, and publications.

The files are arranged in four series: 1) MINUTES AND AGENDAS, 2) COMMITTEES, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS OF SENATE MEMBERS, and 4) PUBLICATIONS.

This collection has additional unprocessed materials not described in this finding aid. See the UC San Diego Library catalog record to view the acquisition dates and extent of unprocessed additions.

Container List


Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MINUTES AND AGENDAS: Includes materials related to the San Diego Division, as well as the Representative Assembly. Arranged chronologically.

Box 1 Folder 1
The Faculty at La Jolla (SIO), 1954-1961


Box 1 Folder 2-6
1960-1966 May
Box 2
1966 February-1969 November
Box 3
1969 December-1973 November
Box 4
1974-1981 January
Box 5 Folder 1-4
1981 February-1984 May

Representative Assembly

Box 5 Folder 5-7
1984 October-1986 May
Box 6
1986 October-1991
Box 7
1992-1997 January
Box 8
1997 February-2000 May


Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) COMMITTEES: Includes correspondence, meeting agendas, budgets, and reports. At the beginning of the series are committee rosters, listing those who served on the various committees over time. Arranged chronologically.

Box 9 Folder 1
Committee Rosters
Box 9 Folder 2
Academic Information Technology Committee - Computer Policy, 1975
Box 9 Folder 3-4
Admissions Committee - Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), 1964-1977

Campus and Community Environment Committee

Box 9 Folder 5-6
Box 10 Folder 1
Box 10 Folder 2
Traffic Study, 1984
Box 10 Folder 3-4
Faculty Welfare Committee, 1969-1974
Box 10 Folder 5
International Education Committee - Education Abroad Program, 1969-1975

Planning and Budget Committee

Academic Plan

Box 10 Folder 6
Box 11 Folder 1
Box 11 Folder 2
Agenda, 1978-1980
Box 11 Folder 3-5
Budget, 1975-1980
Box 11 Folder 6
General, 1974-1979
Box 12 Folder 1-4
Planning, 1975-1981


Box 12 Folder 5
Photographs by department, part 1

Includes: Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science (AMES), Anthropology, Applied Physics and Information Science (APIS), Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, and Physics.

Box 13 Folder 1
Photographs by department, part 2

Includes: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sociology, Third College (Thurgood Marshall College), Visual Arts, Anesthesiology, Community Medicine, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Reproductive Medicine, and Surgery.


Box 13 Folder 2-3
Bulletin of the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate, 1965-1971
Box 14 Folder 1
Manual of the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate, 1966 June
Box 14 Folder 2
Ad Hoc Committee Report on Professional Research Appointments, 1964 March
Box 14 Folder 3
Senate Newsletter. Volume 3, Number 1, 1986 October