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Mission of the Office of the Academic Senate

The Office of the Academic Senate facilitates the functions of the Merced Division of the systemwide Academic Senate, and contributes to the development of the Senate and UC Merced, by providing the administrative infrastructure and research and analytic support essential to shared governance. As experts in Senate policy, process and protocol, and with the history of the Division in mind, the office staff supports the membership of the Senate in executing its Regentally-bestowed responsibilities, most directly by facilitating the deliberative and legislative activities of Senate committees in consultation and coordination with the administration, campus stakeholders, and the systemwide Senate. As liaisons between the Senate and campus constituents, the staff advance awareness of Senate structure, function, and contribution to realizing the mission of UC Merced and the University as a whole.

Contact Information

Academic Senate Office

Kolligian Library 315-321

senateoffice@ucmerced.edu

Staff

Responsibilities 

Systemwide Committees

Laura Martin

Executive Director

Kolligian Library 315

lmartin@ucmerced.edu

209-228-7954

 

Division Council

Committees

Privilege & Tenure

Meetings of the Division

Periodic Review Oversight Committee Liaison

 

 

Academic Council

UCOC

UCPT

 

 

 

Fatima Paul

Associate Director

Kolligian Library 317

fpaul@ucmerced.edu

209-228-7930

 

Undergraduate Council

Admissions and Financial Aid

General Education

 

 

UCEP, UCIE

BOARS

 

 

Simrin Takhar

Principal Analyst

Kolligian Library 319

stakhar@ucmerced.edu

209-228-4369

Academic Personnel

Academic Planning and Resource Allocation

Faculty Welfare and Academic Freedom

Research

UCAP

UCPB

UCFW, UCAF

UCORP

Brittany Conn

Senior Analyst

Kolligian Library 321

bconn2@ucmerced.edu

209-228-6312

Diversity and Equity

Graduate Council

Library and Scholarly Communications

Rules and Elections

 

UCAADE

CCGA

UCOLASC

UCRJ