About Us

What is the Academic Senate, and How does it work ?

The San Francisco State Academic Senate develops policies and procedures regarding faculty and administrative appointments, curriculum, business and fiscal matters, campus development, academic standards, University goals; examples of which include the following:

  • appointment and review of academic administrators;
  • faculty appointment, retention, tenure, promotion, leave and dismissal;
  • curriculum and instruction;
  • Library and research;
  • student affairs, admissions, retention, awarding of grades and graduation;
  • business and fiscal matters;
  • campus development;
  • academic and professional standards;
  • mission and goals;
  • other matters about the welfare and excellence of the University.

The Senate Plenary meetings are held on alternate Tuesdays from 2p - 5p on Zoom during the 2022-23 academic year. Agendas can be found on Senate iLearn.

Opposite Tuesdays, Standing Committee meetings are held from 2p - 4p. 

How can I get involved?

As a SFSU community member, your contribution to the shared governance of our university is always appreciated.  If you are interested in serving on the ACADEMIC SENATE and/or a SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE please contact the Senate Office at senate@sfsu.edu.