Academic Senate

Academic Senate Referral Request Form

Please provide all information requested in this form. Incomplete referrals will be returned.

Referrals will be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee forwards the referrals to a standing committee that researches the proposal, contacts resources, and submits a report. The EC reviews the report, forwards it to the Senate or returns it to the standing committee for additional information, clarification, or review. After the EC accepts the report, it is placed on the agenda of the next Academic Senate meeting for a first reading and a month later for a second reading where voting takes place. The referral is then sent to the President for approval. Depending on the topic, the process may take from 1 to 3 quarters. A motion to waive the first reading, if approved by the Senate, would reduce the wait time by one month. For a summary of this process, please see the Referral Flow Chart (PDF).

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