Welcome to the University Senate's new website!
We're still under construction -- and welcome your feedback as we build it all out.
The University Senate is where policy decisions are made. Senate members represent all areas of campus life and thus focus on issues that affect SDSU'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 a 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.
- Center for Human Resources
- IT @ SDSU
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Instructional Technology Services
- Zoom/web conferencing
- Qualtrics User Support (including account set-up and migration)
- Universal Design/accessibility
UPDATE: Search for a New SDSU President
The search for a new SDSU President began in earnest on September 25th--when the CSU Trustees hosted the Open Forum (Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center). Check out the Forum archive if you weren't able to attend "live."
On October 17, a few Trustees, the Chancellor and several members of the SDSU Advisory Committee met with faculty, staff, students and community members at the Imperial Valley campus.
Collectively, this data helps ensure that SDSU's voice is the one matters as the Advisory Committee members and Trustees begin to review applicant qualifications and winnow the pool.
SDSU's Letter Supporting DACA
SDSU leadership issued a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after President Trump's announced he would phase out the program unless Congress acts within the next six months.
US News Ranks SDSU Among Top National Universities
SDSU continues to rise in US News and World Report's annual rankings (America's Best Colleges list). We are now #68 among public universities and #140 overall among national universities.
San Diego County's Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues to Grow; the Hunt for Patient 0
The Hepatitis A outbreak is not yet fully under control, according to the County's Health and Human Services Agency. As the outbreak grown, so has a fascination about the identity and importance of “patient zero,” the first person believed to be infected in a surge of illness that has now killed 19 people (as of October 20).
Seeking Nominees for the Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award
All members of the University community are invited to submit nominations for the
annual Senate Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2017-18 academic year. 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.
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.
The documents linked here include the nomination form, criteria by which nominees are judged, and timeline. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, November 21.