Chapter IV. Organization

sECTION 4. Standing Committees

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Title 7. Senate Governance Committees
(A)Membership. The Committee consists of nineteen members, including sixteen members representing the constituencies designated in Appendix XIX, and three at-large members.  Approximately one-third of the constituency representatives, and one at-large member, shall be elected annually.  One-third of the members shall constitute a quorum. [Am 13 Feb 01]
(B)Term. The normal term is three years, beginning on September first. Except as otherwise provided herein, no member is eligible for immediate re-election.  Each seat shall be filled successively by units from within the constituency (e.g., departments or departmental divisions); representation must rotate fairly among all units in the constituency.  No unit within a constituency shall be eligible to fill a seat in successive terms, and the total continuous length of service by a member or a unit shall not exceed four years.  [Am 9 Nov 95, 27 May 97, 13 Feb 01, 24 Apr 08]
(C)Vacancies.  Constituencies must fill their seats on the Committee without interruption.  In the event that an elected representative cannot complete a term (e.g., due to resignation or sabbatical leave), the Chair of the Committee on Committees shall notify the appropriate Faculty Executive Committee within the constituency in question that the seat has been vacated.  In these cases, the FEC may appoint a representative to fill the seat until the next regularly scheduled annual Senate election.  Appointees should be selected from the unit within the constituency whose representative vacates the seat with consideration for creating a diverse committee. In extraordinary cases, appointees eligible for election may be selected from another unit. Representatives who are elected to serve for the remainder of a term may come from any unit within the constituency that is eligible for election. If the appointee is from the same unit, the term is limited to the years remaining of the term. If the appointee is from a different unit within the constituency, the appointee may serve a full three year term. [En 13 Feb 01, Am 24 Apr 08, Am 11 Feb 10]
(D)Representation. As listed in Appendix XIX, sixteen members of the Committee shall be elected by designated constituencies.  The remaining three members shall be elected by the entire Faculty of the Los Angeles Division.  The determination of voting constituencies and the solution of problems arising out of their reapportionment are recommended to the Division every four years or as deemed necessary by the Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction. [Am 8 Feb 83, 22 May 90, 13 Feb 01, Am 11 Feb 10]
(E)Organization. The committee elects its own chair and secretary and makes its own rules of procedure, consistent with the Bylaws of the Academic Senate. Members of the Committee are eligible to serve as members, chairs, or vice chairs of other committees. [Am 13 Feb 01]
 (1)Subject to confirmation by the Legislative Assembly, the Committee on Committees appoints the chair, vice chair, and all non-ex officio members of each Standing Committee of the Division; and annually appoints the alternate representatives and half the allotted number of representatives to the Assembly of the Academic Senate. Appointments of standing committee members are reported to the Legislative Assembly in the Spring term of the year next following the election of the committee in time for the University Committee to determine its appointments for the succeeding academic year. [Am 25 Apr 95, Am 16 Nov 99]
 (2)Subject to confirmation by the Legislative Assembly at its next meeting, the Committee appoints replacements to Standing Committees of the Division upon receipt of resignations or whenever the Committee on Committees determines that vacancies exist. Subject to confirmation by the Division the Committee on Committees can, for good cause, determine that a chair, vice chair or member has failed to fill the committee position and that a vacancy exists.
 (3)Unless otherwise specified by action of the Division or the Legislative Assembly, the Committee appoints the chair and members, or replacement of members, of special committees. Such appointments are effective until the committee is discharged and do not require confirmation.
 (4)The Committee nominates to the University Committee on Committees members at-large (and their replacements when vacancies occur) of University standing and special committees.
 (5)Except as otherwise provided, the Committee may confer with the Chancellor regarding the appointment of Deans (or officers of equivalent rank) or, at its discretion, may nominate committees to do so.


(A)Membership. The committee consists of seven members, one of whom is appointed from the Law School faculty.
(B)Duties. The committee has jurisdiction over all matters affecting the privileges or the tenure of members of the Los Angeles Division and shall conduct hearings in individual cases. [See Senate Bylaw 334 through 337]  [Am 23 May 89]


(A)Membership. The committee consists of eight members, selected with full consideration for campus diversity, any five of whom shall constitute a quorum. [Am 22 May 90, 11 Jun 09]
(B)Duties. The committee conducts investigations regarding complaints made against members of the faculty charging violation of University policy regulating individual conduct in order to determine whether there is probable cause to warrant a disciplinary proceeding before the Committee on Privilege and Tenure. Investigations by the Charges Committee and related procedures are to be conducted in accordance with the statement titled "Campus Procedures for Implementation of University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline." (Appendix XII)


(A)Membership. The committee consists of seven members: five appointed from members of the Senate, the Chair of Privilege and Tenure, ex officio, and the Chair of Charges, ex officio. [AM 5 Jun 06]
(B)Duties. The committee
 (1)exclusive of the ex officio members, advises members of the faculty on grievance procedures concerning their rights and privileges, and advises all members of the University community on procedures for charges resulting from violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct as contained in Appendix IV of the University of California Manual of the Academic Senate.
 (2)consults with departmental chairs and deans on questions concerning promotion and appointment, when the committee deems it necessary as part of the advisory process. [AM 5 Jun 06]
 (3)conducts periodic review of the grievance procedures, making recommendations to the Senate regarding required changes or modifications in the system. [AM 5 Jun 06]
 (4)maintains a liaison with the appropriate administrative officers. [En 10 Jan 87, Am 23 May 89]
(A)Membership. The committee consists of three members.
(B)Duties. The committee
 (1)exercises formal supervision overall modifications in Divisional legislation proposed by other committees or by members of the Division prior to action by the Legislative Assembly.
 (2)under the guidance of the University Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction, is responsible for publishing and editing the Manual of the Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate  when necessary.
 (3)makes editorial and conforming non-substantive changes in Divisional legislation.
 (4)advises the Division, its officers, committees and Faculties in all matters of organization, jurisdiction, and interpretation of legislation of the Division and its agencies and recommends such organizational changes as appear desirable. Rulings of the committee in these matters must be published in the Call for the first regular meeting of the Legislative Assembly next following the committee's decision.
 (5)reviews and reapportions, every four years or as needed, the voting constituencies represented on the Committee on Committees, and recommends to the Legislative Assembly or the Division the solution of problems arising out of any such reapportionment.  [Am 13 Feb 01]
 (6)advises the Chair of the Division as to whether proposed legislation is solely of Divisional concern.


Senate members in each one-department professional school and in each department of instruction in other schools and colleges, and those administrative officers who hold Senate membership conferred by Regental Standing Order 105.1, constitute a duly established committee of the Los Angeles Division solely to provide a constituency from which representatives are elected to the Divisional Legislative Assembly. Elections of representatives from these constituencies are conducted in accordance with Divisional Bylaw 150(C). [See Bylaw 55(B) for election of replacements.] Senate Electoral Committees may organize as they see fit, but unless otherwise determined, the Chair of the Department, or in a one-department school, the Dean of the school is the Chair of the Senate Electoral Committee. [Am 27 May 86]