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).

University Service

Service is one mechanism in which you can actively participate in improving the policies and procedures of the university, from your department, college, and university, to the system level. Throughout the academic year, there are many opportunities to serve on various task forces and committees. Check back regularly for information regarding the latest "Calls for Service".

Next Meetings:

Fall 2022 

  • August 31 - Senate Retreat
  • September 14 & 28
  • October 12 & 26
  • November 9 & 30 

Spring 2023

  • January 25 - Senate Retreat
  • February 8 & 22
  • March 8 & 22
  • April 12 & 26
  • May 10
All meetings are 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., except when otherwise indicated.

Fall 2022 meetings to be via zoom. Spring 2023 format TBD. 


CSUDH Academic Senate Office
Room WH A-420, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747

Kirti Sawhney Celly, Chair, Academic Senate
(310) 243-3338

Tracey McGuire, Senate Analyst 
Office Phone: (310) 243-3312