TO: Representative Assembly
RE: Annual Report of the Committee on Elections, Rules, and
In addition to supervising the normal election for Committee on Committees,
- Advised campus Administration on the question of authority over the titles
of degree programs. The Committee ruled that the Regents' Standing Orders gave
to the Administration responsibility for naming academic departments and
programs, but that the Senate has authority over the names of degree programs.
- Advised systemwide Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction with regard to a
proposal jointly to appoint faculty with Stanford University to the
UCSF/Stanford Health Care facility. The Committee ruled that such appointments
did not conflict with any Divisional Bylaws or Regulations, but raised some
significant issues of faculty welfare.
- Reconsidered ASR 630 (A). The Committee's Annual Report of 1997-8 referred
erroneously to this as a Divisional Regulation, and noted that the Committee
would recommend to the Divisional Assembly that it be amended. A proposed
amendment clarifying the restriction of the number of Summer Session units
that may be counted in the last 45 quarter units toward the Bachelor's degree
was forwarded to the systemwide Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction. That
Committee rejected the proposed clarification on the grounds that it was not
- Advised the Committee on Courses of Instruction with respect to the
- Reaffirmed that Committee on Courses has authority for regulating the
use and qualifications of undergraduate students who are used as Teaching
Assistants in Senate courses.
- Reaffirmed, when confronted by the Teaching Assistant labor strike, that
the Committee on Courses had sole authority to suspend final examinations.
- Considered the matter of authority for reviewing courses offered by
professional schools that offered undergraduate courses. Ruled that
Committee on Courses could delegate review authority, but could not
- Reviewed Committee on Courses' operational definition of 300 series
courses. Concluded that the definition in use was consistent with
- Considered the question of Committee on Courses review authority over
the qualifications of temporary lecturers. Ruled that if a department or
program appoints a Lecturer, and the appropriate Senate personnel committee
concurs, Committee on Courses has no authority for further review.
- Advised the Committee on Public Service with regard to the proposed
amendment of DDB 88. The amendment reduced the number of Senate members of the
Committee to five. The amendment was adopted by the Representative Assembly.
- Advised the Divisional Committee on Research with respect to proposed
amendments to DDB 99. Amendments are pending.
- Supervised the mail ballot on the Burma Memorial.
- As the result of a request from a faculty member for a ruling, recommended
an amendment to DD Guideline 7. Proposed an amendment allowing instructors to
request that students who had not completed published prerequisites in courses
in which prerequisites are critical be dropped from the course. The amendment
was adopted by the Representative Assembly.
- Responded to the request from Divisional Vice Chair Vohs to develop
legislation that would provide for an orderly succession of officers. Proposed
amending DDB 11 (A) and 12 (B), and adding paragraphs (C, D) to DDB 12 and
paragraph (J) to DDB 40 to establish succession to Divisional offices vacated
by resignation, disability, or death of incumbents. Proposal was adopted by
the Representative Assembly.
- Reviewed proposals for providing departmental status to the Program in
Linguistics and for renaming the Center for Image Processing and Integrated
Computing. Advised that the proposals were consistent with legislation.
- Reviewed proposal to amend DD Guideline 15 (A) by eliminating the notation
E-NWS from final transcripts. Advised that the proposal is consistent with
existing legislation. Proposal was amended further by the Representative
Assembly, which voted to eliminate the notation.
- Ruled on the proposal made by the Divisional Committee on Faculty Welfare
to create a Special Committee on Parking at the Representative Assembly
Meeting, April 19. Advised that inadequate notice had been provided the
assembly; the proposal nevertheless was adopted by the Representative
- Ruled that, consistent with DDB 180, 185, and 190, proposals to extend,
amend , or repeal Bylaws and Regulations may not be adopted at the same
meeting of the Representative Assembly at which they are proposed unless
notice is provided to all Senate members at least five days in advance.
- Reviewed the document "Compendium of Universitywide Review Processes for
Academic Programs, Academic Units, and Research Units" that has been adopted
by the Academic Council. Found that it is consistent with Divisional Bylaws
and Regulations, with one exception: Provision No. 8 of the Compendium
proposes that changes in the names of undergraduate degree programs must be
approved by campus administration as well as by the appropriate Senate
committees. Divisional CERJ believes that Provision contradicts Regents'
Standing Orders 105.2 (a, b) and 110.1, which give the Senate sole authority
over degree programs, and does not conform to established Divisional practice.