ROPS 1998

A Brief on Improving UC Intercampus Articulation: Creating a Model for Articulation and Matriculation Agreements

John Aubrey Douglass
1998

This brief provided a possible policymaking path for the University of California to improve UC intercampus articulation, while also retaining the authority of the campus Divisions of the Academic Senate (which regulates course agreements), colleges, and academic departments to set standards for the acceptance of course credit. Two issues are discussed. One, an outline of the current difficulties for a student to be simultaneously enrolled in a course at a UC campus other than their "home" UC campus, and the need to improve this process in the future.

Shared Governance at the University of California: An Historical Review

John Aubrey Douglass
1998

Two major features in the historical development of the University of California distinguish it from other major public research universities. The first is the university's unusual status as a constitutionally designated public trust -- a designation shared by only five other major public universities.

Planning New UC Campuses in the 1960s: A Background Paper for UC Merced on the Role of the Universitywide Senate

John Aubrey Douglass
1998

This brief provides additional information on the role of the Academic Senate in new campus planning in the 1960s. A previous report, "The Role of the Academic Senate in Tenth Campus Planning," provided background information for the University of California Academic Council and the Assembly of the Academic Senate regarding the potential role of the Academic Senate in establishing UC Merced. The Merced campus is scheduled to begin instruction in the fall of 2004. This report is intended to provide contextual information for the Academic Senate's UC Merced Task Force.