Ways to get involoved with the Academic Senate (pdf)
Senate Appointee to Governance Committee Guidelines (pdf)
Committee report - for Governance Committee representatives
Volunteering for Senate Task Forces and Committees:
How do I get involved?
Periodically, a call for volunteers willing to serve as Senate appointees to committees and task forces will go out. To volunteer, just respond to the email.
Let us know if you’ve volunteered for a particular committee in the past and whether you were appointed. (This gives us some history.)
I volunteered. Now what?
Your name will be added to your preferred committee as a possible appointee and forwarded to the Senate.
Please be patient since the appointment process may take a while.
What is the "appointment process"?
The Senate Executive committee agrees on an appointee.
An email is sent to the appointee by the Governance Coordinator asking for an "accept or decline" response.
Once all appointments are made, a notice is sent letting everyone know who was appointed.
Why does this process take so long?
The appointment may be to serve as a Senate representative or as a joint representative, known as "Other Faculty," on which both the Senate and the Guild must agree. This process can take time to work through.
Sometimes, there are as many as 5-8 people volunteering for a committee that only needs one person, so you may not get on the committee the first time you volunteer.
Not getting appointed shouldn’t dissuade you from volunteering in the future. We do the best we can to place people on committees, including new people.
Often, people resign for various reasons and a replacement will need to be appointed; the new appointee will be taken from our list of volunteers.