Academic Senate Series

The University of California has a system of "shared governance" whereby the faculty share in the decision making on campus. Certain academic titles, as defined by The Regents, play a major role in the shared governance of the institution.

APM 210 - Professor Series - Appointment and Advancement, Review and Appraisal Committees

APM 220 - Professor Series - Appointment and Promotion

APM UCD 220 - Professor Series - Academic Senate Review and Advancement

Titles include:

  • Professors (APM-220/UCD-220)
  • Professors In Residence (APM-270)
  • Professor of Clinical ___ (APM-275/UCD-275)
  • Acting Associate Professor and Acting Professor (APM-235)
  • Full-Time Lecturers with Security of Employment and Senior Lecturers with Security of Employment (APM-285)

Some responsibilities of Senate Membership

  • Voice in determining academic policy
  • Determines admission and granting of degree requirements
  • Authorizes and supervises courses and curricula
  • Advises the administration on faculty appointments and advancements
  • Advises the administration on academic planning
  • Participates in grievance resolution and oversight of faculty code of conduct


Distinguished Professor Title