November 25, 2009


SUBJECT:    December 1, 2009 Representative Assembly Meeting

Dear Colleagues:

Our second meeting of the 2009-10 academic year is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1 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: Professor Steven Adler, Chair of the Council of Provosts, will give the Assembly an update on UC San Diego's six undergraduate colleges. Professor John Haviland, Chair of the Divisional Committee on International Education and Vice Chair of the University Committee on International Education, will provide us with current information about the state of the UC Education Abroad Program. This Program, which many see as a vital part of UC's academic environment, has been and will continue to be subject to significant changes because of the current financial situation.

At our October 27 meeting, the Assembly approved a resolution presented by the Associated Students, expressing concern about the recently approved fee increases. The resolution can be found at

The future of the UC Retirement Plan has been a concern of many, and last year The Regents charged a task force to develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to UC's post-employment benefits obligations. Members of the Task Force visited the campus on November 12; the podcast of the Post-Employment Benefit Forum can be found at; more information about the Task Force are at

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 1st.


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

cc: Members of the San Diego Division