Each year the Academic Senate appoints faculty members to the statewide Standing Committees, Chancellor's Office advisory committees, and task forces. We actively solicit nominations to serve from faculty through plenary sessions, institutes, mailings, and personal contact. Last year the Senate appointed more than 350 faculty members to serve at the state level in shaping statewide policies. However, we still had more requests for faculty to serve than we had faculty willing to serve. We need your help!
If you are willing to serve on a statewide committee or would like to nominate others to serve, please complete the Application for Statewide Service. We are particularly interested in bringing new faculty into leadership opportunities, as well as utilizing those with prior expertise at the state level. There is a full range of academic and professional concerns for faculty interested in serving. The timeline for appointments begins in August and continues throughout the year.
Please Note: Completing an Application for Statewide Service does not commit you to service on a committee but instead informs us of your interest in serving. Committee Chairs or the Senate Office will contact those who have been selected to fill openings on committees. We encourage you to make copies of the Application for Statewide Service (listed under Attachments below) for other colleagues you feel may be interested in serving on a committee. Please remember that serving at the state level helps all faculty become more informed about those issues that are critical to California educators. Thank you for your assistance in helping us find faculty to serve at the state level.