The University Senate is where SDSU's major constituencies weigh in on an array of policy decisions. Senate members represent all areas of campus life and thus focus on issues that affect the University's general welfare---from curriculum to facilities ... and from admissions to administrator reviews.
The Senate meets the first Tuesday of the month (Fall: September thru December; Spring: February thru May). These are public sessions and guests are welcome (although they can't participate in our deliberations).
We encourage faculty, staff, and students to take an active role in policy-making; your voices make a difference! Contact the Senate Office or Senator Allison Vaughn if you're interested in serving on any of our many Committees, Councils or Boards.
Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award AY 2018-19
One distinguished SDSU faculty member will be honored and receive the title Senate Distinguished Professor. Qualified nominees may be tenured, tenure-track (probationary), or FERP.
The Senate Distinguished Professor is recognized for contributions made to students, respective academic disciplines, and the campus communities. The primary criterion of this award is teaching excellence.
Each award nomination must be submitted to the Dean of the faculty member's College by December 11, 2018. Each College will forward one nominee.
All College nominees will be honored at an awards ceremony, but only one individual will receive the title Senate Distinguished Professor and present a public lecture as part of the ceremony. This individual will also receive a cash award. Below are links to the key documents/forms associated with this award.
Criteria for nomination
Contact the Senate Office with any questions you might have.