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Legislative Amendments - effective January 1, 2014
By a majority of the votes each legislative revision proposed in December 2013 has passed. The updated bylaws took effect on January 1, 2014.
Committee on Academic Personnel Bylaw 110 proposed amendments
Vote Outcome
Answer
Response
%
Yes
283
76%
No
33
9%
Abstain
58
16%
Total
374
100%


The Committee on Academic Personnel proposes changes to its membership bylaw to provide for the appointment of two non-voting Adjunct and Health Sciences Clinical faculty members, as well as revisions to clarify its duties.
Graduate Council Regulation V proposed amendments
Vote Outcome
Answer
Response
%
Yes
327
87%
No
41
11%
Abstain
6
2%
Total
374
100%


The Graduate Council proposes changes to its Regulation V regarding the composition of committees appointed to supervise student research and writing of the thesis or dissertation to allow for the full participation, including serving as committee chair, for UCSF Adjunct and Health Sciences Clinical faculty members with the approval of the Program Director and the concurrence of the Graduate Dean.
San Francisco Regulation 785 proposed amendments regarding assigning honors grades
Vote Outcome
Answer
Response
%
Yes
283
76%
No
33
9%
Abstain
58
16%
Total
374
100%


The Committee on Courses of Instruction proposes a revision to San Francisco Regulation 785 to omit honors for both first and second year courses to be consistent with the parallel School of Medicine Regulation V. B.consistent with the parallel School of Medicine regulation The language regarding assigning honors in the third and fourth years in courses of more than two units remains unchanged.
UCSF Faculty Voting Standing Rule enacted October 1, 2013 where permitted by existing rules and structures*

Standing Rule:
All full-time faculty members will be reviewed by their peers for academic actions and will participate fully in voting matters pertaining to the UCSF campus.


Definitions:
Full-time: Per the University of California Academic Personnel Manual (APM) faculty members appointed to Academic Senate series (i.e. Ladder Rank, In Residence or Clinical X) series must have a full-time commitment to the University. For example, for In Residence faculty members APM 270-16 states, "100% of employment allocated among one or more appointments to academic titles or be certified by the Chancellor (or designee) that his or her sole professional commitment is to the University”.
Peers: All full-time faculty including Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct who are at or above the level of the proposed action.
Academic actions: All promotions, barrier steps, accelerated/decelerated actions greater than two years and appointments (except those below Assistant 3).
Voting matters: All academic action votes as well as those related to departmental, school and UCSF campus governance.
Total votes received
638
100%
Yes
545
85.4%
No
67
10.5%
Abstain
26
4.1%
The new Standing Rule was approved by a 85.4% of the 638 UCSF faculty member votes received. Additional information may be found here.

*This Standing Rule has been enacted on October 1, 2013 for all matters that do not require additional configuration. Some related efforts, including bylaw revisions, departmental procedures and the configuration of campus systems are in progress and will require additional time before implementation.
The UCSF Academic Senate Membership Task Force continues to make progress on Senate membership issues on our campus. More information about the efforts to date may be found here.
Academic Senate engagement with the UCSF Operational Excellence process.
The Future of UC Post Employment Benefits.
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