Academic Assembly


Academic Assembly Bylaws


AcA Elected Leaders
Per AcA Bylaws, term of office shall be for two years or for the duration of the Assembly term, whichever shall be the shorter. Year below indicates end of term in June.

Frank Shih (CSE), President, 2021
Terri Clark (CON), VP - Program Review Committee, 2021
Kirsten Thompson (CAS), VP - Faculty Handbook Revision Committee, 2020

AcA Elected Members
Per AcA Bylaws, term of office shall be for three years. Year below indicates end of term in June.

Felipe Anaya (LIB), 2021
Sarah Bee (ASB), 2021
Mimi Cheng (CSE), 2022
Marc Cohen (ASB), 2020
Yancy Dominick (CAS), 2022
Arie Greenleaf (COE), 2020 (Colette Taylor, COE, substituting FQ19)
Nalini Iyer (CAS), 2020
Kate Koppelman (CAS), 2021 (Heath Spencer, CAS, substituting FQ19)
Margit McGuire (COE), 2022
Dylan Medina (NCS), 2022
Patrick Murphy (CON), 2022
Katie Oliveras (CSE), 2020
Chris Paul (CAS), 2022
Russ Powell (LAW), AY 2021
Gregory Silverman (LAW), AY 2022 (Bryan Adamson, LAW, substituting FQ19)
Mark Taylor (STM), AY 2021

Office of the Provost Ex-Officio Representatives
Kathleen La Voy, Associate Provost
Shane P. Martin, Provost

Staff Council Ex-Officio Representative
Angie Jenkins, Director of Learning Assistance Programs

Student Ex-Officio Representatives
Nicole Harrison (SGSU Rep)
Clara Cordova (GSC Rep)


The Academic Assembly is the elected body through which the faculty participates in decisions involving academic, university-wide matters, as well as areas that influence student learning. Such matters include among other things: academic quality, terms of faculty service, curricula that require coordination across programs, strategic planning, budgets, and physical facilities.

Faculty participation

The Assembly needs and welcomes the help of the faculty in identifying issues that should be addressed by the Assembly. Faculty members should feel free to discuss issues with individual members. Assembly meetings are open to all faculty members. Any faculty member may address the Assembly upon the invitation of the president of the Assembly or upon approval by the president of a request made a week in advance of a meeting.

Meeting Dates for the 2019-20 Academic Year
(all meeting are on Monday, STCN130, 2:05 - 3:35pm), open to all faculty

Fall Qtr: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
Winter Qtr: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9
Spring Qtr: 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8

AcA Approved Motions

All approved motions since AY 2017-8 AcA have been tabulated in one document. All motions are traceable to approved meeting minutes.

AcA 2017-18 Approved Motions 
AcA 2018-19 Approved Motions