October 22, 2013
MEMBERS OF THE SAN DIEGO DIVISION, ACADEMIC SENATE
In advance of the October 29, 2013 Representative Assembly meeting, I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that all Senate members are invited to attend Representative Assembly meetings. The Representative Assembly is the principal body through which shared governance of the campus is conducted, and modifications to campus bylaws and degree programs can be made only by vote of its members. The meetings are a great way to keep informed on important issues, and at our first meeting we will have short presentations on the budget outlook, online education and the changes to the health care plans.
The meetings will be held in the Leichtag Building Conference Room beginning at 3:30 p.m. Meetings for this academic year are scheduled for:
October 29, 2013
Meeting agendas are posted to the Senate Office website, shortly before each meeting (http://senate.ucsd.edu/). The Senate's website provides information on the structure of the Senate and the work performed by Senate committees, and information on topics of interest to faculty.
Visit the Senate website to learn more about the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), a UC effort to create undergraduate online courses and online components for hybrid courses, to enhance existing online classes, and to open online classes to multiple campuses. Senate members are encouraged to submit proposals for special funding; technical support and advice will be provided to faculty who would like to participate. The proposal deadline for the next window of review is November 17, 2013 (http://senate.ucsd.edu/FrontPageDocs/ILTIRPP27-30-13.pdf).
Another important topic of interest to faculty is the state of the budget. The Senate Office website contains information prepared by the Committee on Planning & Budget on UCSD's budget and the challenges our campus faces, including the Federal Sequestration's impact on UCSD (http://senate.ucsd.edu/committees/pb/FacultyBudgetEducationWorkshop-Ref erenceEdition.pdf).
As Senate Chair, I welcome the opportunity to hear from faculty, and I have set aside time for meeting with individuals or groups of faculty. For more information, contact the Senate Office at 4-3640 or email@example.com.