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Merced Division

Staff

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

Administrative Building 3H, Suite 300

senateoffice@ucmerced.edu

Staff

Responsibilities 

Systemwide Committees

Fatima Paul

Executive Director

Administrative Building 3H, 300B

fpaul@ucmerced.edu

209-756-6965

 

 

 

Divisional Council

Committees

Privilege & Tenure

Meetings of the Division

Undergraduate Council

Admissions and Financial Aid

Rules and Elections

Diversity & Equity

Academic Council

UCOC

UCPT

 

UCEP, UCIE, UCOPE

BOARS

UCR&J

UCAADE

Simrin Takhar

Principal Analyst

Administrative Building 3H, 300C-01A

stakhar@ucmerced.edu

209-228-4369

 

Academic Personnel

Reserve Committee on Academic Personnel

Academic Planning and Resource Allocation

Research

Library & Scholarly Communications

 

UCAP

N/A

UCPB

UCORP

UCOLASC

Naoko Kada

Senior Analyst

Administrative Building 3H, 300C-01B

nkada@ucmerced.edu

 

 

Graduate Council

Diversity & Equity

Faculty Welfare and Academic Freedom

 

 

 

CCGA

UCAADE

UCFW, UCAF

 

 

 

Melanie Snyder

Senate Analyst

Administrative Building 3H, 300C-02A

msnyder10@ucmerced.edu 

Office management

Office communications (website, newsletter)

Library & Scholarly Communications

 

 

 

UCOLASC