Academic Senate

Governance & Mission

“The Legislature recognizes that joint decision-making and consultation between administration and faculty or academic employees is the long-accepted manner of governing institutions of higher learning and is essential to the performance of the educational mission of such institutions and declares that it is the purpose of this act to both preserve and encourage that process...” The Legislature promotes joint decision-making, robust consultation, and “the full exercise of the functions of the faculty in any shared governance mechanisms or practices” Taken From: The California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) Section 3561(b).

“Because the university's curriculum is of central concern to the faculty and because faculty have the primary responsibility in curricular decisions, it follows that faculty should have the major voice in academic policy decisions which closely affect the curriculum, access to the curriculum, or the quality of the curriculum.” Collegiality in the California State University System Academic Senate of the CSU (1985).

Meeting Schedule

Fall 2023

  • August 30 - Senate Retreat
  • September 13 & 27
  • October 11 & 25 
  • November 8 & 29 

Spring 2023

  • January 24 - Senate Retreat
  • February 7 & 21
  • March 6 & 20
  • April 10 & 24 
  • May 8 

All meetings are 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., except when otherwise indicated.

Fall 2023 regular session meetings to be via zoom. Contact Senate Office for zoom link. Fall 2023 Retreat is in person.

Spring 2023 format TBD. 

CSUDH Academic Senate Contact Information

Academic Senate

1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747

Welch Hall 420 -- Office Phone: (310) 243-3312

Sheela Pawar, Chair, Academic Senate 

Sheela Pawar

Tracey McGuire, Senate Analyst 

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