UC Riverside Academic Senate



Town Hall on the UC Presidential Search

December 18, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to wish you a safe and restful winter break, and to offer a small but important update on the upcoming Senate-Riverside Faculty Association (RFA) UC Presidential Search Town Hall.

I'm happy to inform everyone that UC Systemwide Senate Chair Kum-Kum Bhavnani (UCSB) and Vice Chair Mary Gauvain (UCR) will be in attendance for both the Senate-RFA town hall and the Regents town hall immediately following. Please mark your calendars for January 16th, 11:30 - 3:00 for this important opportunity to make an impression on the search for a new UC president. Both town halls will be fluid, so feel free to come whenever you can to express your thoughts and concerns.

As always, feel free to reach out to me for anything at all.

Dylan Rodriguez
Chair of the Riverside Division of the Academic Senate

Academic Senate Awards

December 17, 2019

The Nomination deadline has been extended for the following Senate Awards:


  • January 3, 2020

Nominations are now open for the following Systemwide Senate Awards:


  • January 24, 2020

Town Hall on the UC Presidential Search

December 9, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

As announced at the Divisional Meeting on December 3, the UCR Academic Senate will hold a Town Hall on the UC Presidential Search in collaboration with the Riverside Faculty Association (RFA). It will take place on Thursday, January 16 from 11:30am-1:00pm HUB 302, and will feature special guest and UCR Emeritus Faculty member Dan Hare, a recent UC systemwide Senate Chair (2015-2016) who will share his insight on the context for the search.

Immediately following the Senate-RFA town hall, the UC Board of Regents will facilitate an all-campus town hall on the same topic, also in HUB 302. This even will be attended by representatives of the Special Committee on the UC Presidential Search. The Regents town hall will take place from 1-3pm.

The purpose of the Town Hall is to gather comments, concerns, and critical questions from the UCR fauclty that will be gathered into a summary document for submission to UC systemwide Senate Chair Kum-Kum Bhavnani. Chair Bhavnani will ensure that the UCR faculty's feedback is properly represented in the UC Presidential search process.

I encourage you to share your thoughts at this Town Hall. The UCR Campus has challenges, needs, and opportunities that can be reflected in the Presidential search process.

To inform your participation in the Town Hall, i am attaching the UCOP document "Criteria for the Selection of the President of the University." Other relevant information regarding the search appears here:https://presidentialsearch.universityofcalifornia.edu/.

I hope everyone ends the quarter well, and enjoys thier well-deserved winter break.

Dylan Rodriguez
Chair of the Riverside Division of the Academic Senate

Riverside Division Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 1:00pm in Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A:

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