October 21, 2009


SUBJECT:    October 27, 2009 Representative Assembly Meeting

Dear Colleagues:

Our first meeting of the 2009-10 academic year is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., in the Center for Molecular Genetics Conference Room. The Notice of Meeting (agenda) and all pertinent documents may be found on the Senate's Web page at:

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: The University's financial situation is a matter of grave concern to all of us, and consequently we have asked Senior Vice Chancellor Paul Drake, Vice Chancellor Gary Matthews, and Assistant Vice Chancellor Ron Espiritu to provide the Assembly with updates on various aspects of the current budgetary and furlough situation.

Also at this first meeting, one of the important items of business will be to elect two individuals from among the Assembly membership to serve as representatives to the Senate Council. The Senate Council oversees the functioning of the Division, determines the agenda for meetings of the Representative Assembly, and is empowered to take action for the Assembly in emergencies. If you intend to make a nomination from the floor, please make sure in advance that the person is willing to serve. For the list of this year's Assembly members, click on

For help in reaching the Web site or to obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Meeting, please contact the Academic Senate Office at 858-534-3640. If at all times you prefer to receive a paper copy of the Notice of Meeting, let us know, and we'll put you on our mailing list.

If you cannot attend next week's meeting, please be sure to notify your alternate to do so in your stead. Your participation matters.

I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.


William S. Hodgkiss, Chair
Academic Senate, San Diego Division

cc: Members of the San Diego Division