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The Academic Senate is a full-University Senate which concerns itself with many needs of the University by developing policies and serving as a communications link between the faculty and the administration of the University. It includes not only faculty in its voting membership but also representatives from the staff, students, student services, and administration. The Senate meets twice a month during the academic year. There are five staff seats on the Academic Senate (one of which is held by the current Chair of Staff Council). The staff Academic Senator is elected at-large by the staff electorate, for a three-year term.

If you are interested in being a staff Academic Senator, please complete the Statement of Qualifications/Interest Form and return it to
Charleen Rice, Nominating Committee, Staff Council
Facilities Management, FM/SRM building, M/S 5701
by Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Completed forms may be submitted by fax extenision 5-8723

Statement of Qualification/Interest Form

To qualify, nominees must be employed as full time permanent staff in any classification (including auxilaries) at CSULB. The candidates must receive a majority of the valid votes cast in order to be seated. You must have your supervisor’s permission to serve.


Contact Charleen Rice at

Mission Statement for the Academic Senate of California State University, Long Beach

The Academic Senate of California State University, Long Beach insures effective exercise of the rights, duties, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship within the University and is the official representative body responsible to and acting for its constituents. As such, it is the mechanism for orderly participation in the protection of academic freedom, in policy formation, in collegial governance, in the application of "joint responsibility," and in defining the role and mission of the University. It upholds protects, and enhances all the traditional rights of faculty, staff, students, and administration. It formulates educational and academic personnel policies and participates in the resource planning process and in the determination of administrative regulations and practices. It reviews policies, practices, and procedures in matters of academic and professional concern and makes recommendations for implementing change. It acts as a consultative body to other constituencies on all matters it or the President deems pertinent to the welfare of the University. The Academic Senate structures itself to support the mission of the University and to achieve an optimal degree of communication and cooperation among the elements of the University.