Academic Council

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Academic Council is charged with bringing issues relating to academic mission to the UO Senate with recommendation(s) for action as needed.

The Academic Council shall act on request by any of the committees it represents, or on request by the Senate or on its own initiative. In addition, the Academic Council shall be responsible for vetting Senate motions that may affect academic excellence.

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Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Academic and Research
Selection Process: Appointed
Time Commitment: 0-20 hours per year


November 27, 2023 12:00pm–1:00pm

November 13, 2023 12:00pm–1:00pm
Remote Meeting


Academic Year 2023-2024

Seat: Chair AY 2023-2024, Chair of UOCC or designee, Voting Member
Term: -

Seat: UO Senate President or designee, Non-Voting Member
Term: -
Ex Officio

Seat: Chair of Undergraduate Council or designee, Voting Member
Term: -
Psychology Department

Quick Facts on Committee Service

Annual Committee appointment process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently in process.

Please check back for updated membership.

Academic Council

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: elected from the committee membership
  • Convener: Senate President

Election Schedule for Chair: At first meeting of fall quarter

Membership Requirements

General Membership

Membership of the Academic Council shall include a Chair or designee from each committee that has responsibilities covering academic issues, such as:

  • Academic Requirements Committee
  • UO Committee on Courses
  • Graduate Council
  • Scholastic Review Committee
  • Undergraduate Council
  • University Library Committee
  • Senate Budget Committee
  • Faculty Personnel Committee
  • Core Education Council (Per US17/18-08)

Ex-Officio, voting members


Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • Provost or designee
  • Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs or designee
  • Senate President or designee

Note: Consultation with relevant members of the central administration and related committees (e.g. Academic Infrastructure Committee, Enrollment Management Council) shall be sought as appropriate.

Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Members: 1 year

Term Limits

  • N/A

Workload Designation

  • Chair: 20 - 40 hours/year (Tier 2)
  • Members: 0 - 20 hours/year (Tier 3)