The membership and authority of the Academic Senate is established by The Standing Orders of the Regents, which defines a system of shared governance between the Academic Senate and the administration in the management and operation of the University of California.
The Academic Senate is governed by the Code of the Academic Senate, which comprises the following:
Merced Division: Manual of the Academic Senate
Schools and Colleges: Bylaws
- School of Engineering
- School of Natural Sciences
- School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
- College One