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The Academic Senate is one of three branches in the system of shared governance in the University of California: The Board of Regents, which sets broad policy; the Administration, which directs the organization of the University and its finances; and the Academic Senate, which directs the educational function and provides faculty advice to both the Regents and the Administration.
Under the Standing Orders of the Regents, the Academic Senate exercises direct control over the authorization and supervision of all courses and curricula, determination of admission and graduation requirements, and approval of all manuscripts published by the University of California Press.
The Senate exercises its advisory role in the areas of faculty appointment and promotion, budget priority and policy, library policy, research policy, academic freedom, faculty privilege and tenure, faculty welfare, faculty and student affirmative action, campus planning, and computer policy. The Senate takes part in searches for deans, chancellors, and presidents and is called upon to recommend faculty for service on administrative committees.
On each campus, the divisional Academic Senate operates as a faculty legislative body which meets periodically through the year, and also as a system of appointed committees. The San Diego Division of the Academic Senate functions primarily through these committees, as well as through elected officers.
Responsible for providing analytical support for a variety of Academic Senate committees. Applies professional concepts to conduct analytical studies or projects of moderate scope and complexity to address a variety of policy, research and procedural issues. Fully analyzes issues and problems; interprets policy, regulations, and guidelines; gathers data and information; finds and evaluates alternatives and makes sound recommendations. Provides full range of committee management and coordination. Attends meetings, records minutes and committee actions, composes committee responses, and ensures appropriate follow-up. Undertakes special projects as assigned. Serves as point of contact regarding matters under the purview of Senate committees. Serves as liaison to, and fosters positive working relationships with faculty, campus administrators and staff to enhance Divisional Senate participation in shared governance of campus and in relevant systemwide Senate activities.
The position will provide analytical support for Undergraduate Council and other Senate standing or ad hoc committees, as assigned, and will function as the Senate's primary liaison to Departments and University Communications for the General Catalog.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Experience with undergraduate general education and major degree requirements.
Experience as a Student Services Advisor, or experience working with Academic Senate committees.
Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Experience in applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to independently identify and research issues.
Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proven ability to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and external constituents and to develop, foster, and maintain exemplary working relationships with a diverse group of individuals (faculty, staff, administrative officers) with tact and diplomacy.
Excellent composition skills, including knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. Demonstrates ability to write clearly and concisely to communicate ideas and information in reports, correspondence, summaries, minutes, instructions, procedures, or other statements.
Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Ability to communicate clearly and logically to provide information, make recommendations, and explain policies and procedures.
Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to use discretion and tact, exercise good judgment and maintain strict confidentiality while representing the Senate's and the University's best interests at all times.
Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Demonstrates strong organizational skills to coordinate large volumes of work, to
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