Academic Senate

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:

(All meetings are 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., except the when otherwise indicated.) 

09/22/21: Academic Senate Meeting
09/29/21: Senate Executive Committee Meeting
10/06/21: Academic Senate Meeting

Contact for more information.



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

Office Phone: (310) 243-3312
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Kirti Sawhney Celly, Chair, Academic Senate
Susanne E. Walker, Academic Senate Coordinator
Eleana Arrunategui, Academic Senate Student Assistant