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Information on Chancellor 5 Year Review

April 10, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite all Academic Senate members to participate in the five-year campus stewardship review of Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox.

A letter from UC President Janet Napolitano, the review criteria, and a report from Chancellor Wilcox (describing his major accomplishments, the state of the campus, and his aspirations for the campus) are linked below. You may submit your feedback through May 10, 2018, via the confidential UC (systemwide) Academic Senate email address:


Alternatively, you may send your input via hardcopy by mailing to:

Systemwide Academic Senate
ATTN: Hilary Baxter, Executive Director
University of California
1111 Franklin St., 12th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200

The feedback process has been designed to assure confidentiality. To this end, the Systemwide Academic Senate Executive Director (Hilary Baxter) will redact identifying information contained in your e-mail (e-mail header and signature block) or letter (letter head, address and signature block)

Dylan Rodriguez
Academic Senate, Riverside Division

Letter from UC President Janet Napolitano
Criteria to Guide Chancellor Review Committees
Report from UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

Five-Year Stewardship Review of Chancellor Kim Wilcox

March 7, 2018

Dear Senate Colleagues:

As promised at last week's Division Meeting, i am providing additional information regarding the Academic Senate Five-Year Stewardship Review of Chancellor Kim Wilcox.

This month, the UCR Division of the Academic Senate will nominate members for the Ad Hoc Review Committee and Chancellor Wilcox will prepare a report to the campus on major accomplishments, current state of the campus, and future aspirations.

In April, a 30-day comment period will open to all Senate members. During this period, members may submit their input to a secure email address that will be proctored by the UC Academic Senate Executive Office to ensure utmost confidentiality in the handling of review comments.

The full Review process will transpire between March and July. During this five-month process, (and in addition to the all-Senate member comment period) current and former Division Chairs will prepare a document with their collective appraisal; a select group of Senate members highly active in the Divisional Senate during the period of review (since August 2013) will provide input; and the Chair of the UC Academic Council will name the Ad Hoc Review Committee. In May and June, review materials will be compiled by the UC Academic Senate Executive Office for the Ad Hoc Review Committee which will meet and prepare its report. Finally, in July UC Senate leaders will certify the report and send it to UC Office of the President. The UC President will meet with the Ad Hoc Review Committee Chair and Academic Council Chair, UCR Division Chair, and UCR Chancellor.

I should clarify that, while this Review is facilitated by the UCR Division of the Academic Senate, the Systemwide UC Academic Senate controls its protocols and overall timeline.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Division Meeting - February 27, 2018

February 20, 2018

Dear Senate Colleagues:

Our Winter Senate Division Meeting will take place next week on Tuesday, February 27, from 2:10-4:00 pm in the Genomics Auditorium (Room 1102A). The seemingly mundane, but altogether vital Special Theme for this Division Meeting is "Facilities, Faculty, and the Future."

In collaboration with several departments and the Senate’s Committees on Faculty Welfare and Physical Resources Planning, i have invited a group of faculty members drawn from across the campus to offer brief reflections on the conditions of the UCR infrastructure (labs, classrooms, performance spaces, parking, etc.). I offer this Special Theme as a follow up to the UCR Senate’s Town Hall held on November 29, 2016 (Town hall link).

I am pleased that Provost Cindy Larive and UCR’s new Vice Provost of Planning and Budget, Gerry Bomotti, have told me that they welcome the discussions that will continue from this Special Theme. I look forward to seeing you there next week.

A printable version of the full Division Meeting agenda will be made available on the Senate website by Thursday this week. A reception with light refreshments will be held in the Genomics Auditorium lobby prior to the meeting.


Riverside Division Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 2:10pm in Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A:

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