Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is a deliberative body comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, and students that is guided by the principles of shared governance. Originally known as the Faculty Senate, the Academic Senate has existed on the CSU, Chico campus since 1955. Shared decision-making combined with collegiality among various university constituencies are essential for the success of the institution.

"The legislature recognizes that joint decision-making and consultation between administration and faculty or academic employees is the long-accepted manner of governing institutions of higher learning and is essential to the performance of the educational missions of such institutions and declares that it is the purpose of this act to both preserve and encourage that process..." - The California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), Section 3561(B)

The Academic Senate Office can be reached at academicsenate@csuchico.edu