Council on Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience (CTLSE)

Council Chair: Ian Straughn
Council Analyst: Julie Kennedy


The Council shall promote learning and the quality of the student experience, and shall advise the Chancellor and the Division on issues in the areas of teaching, student life and welfare, and intramural and intercollegiate athletics.

  1. Teaching
    • Consider policies and issues concerning the quality of teaching on campus, e.g., the improvement and evaluation of teaching and the role of teaching in academic advancement.
    • Advise administrators, faculty, and other Senate committees on matters affecting the quality of teaching on campus.
    • Make recommendations to the above and other appropriate bodies concerning such issues as the improvement of teaching, the evaluation of courses and teaching, and the assessment of teaching in the personnel process.
    • Act as overseer to the Teaching, Learning & Technology Center (TLTC). As overseer of TLTC the Committee shall: (a) review policies, programs, and procedures of TLTC with respect to their appropriateness, (b) advise the Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Advisory Board of TLTC concerning TLTC programs and procedures.
  2. Student Affairs
    • Consider and review formally as needed those programs of the Office of Student Affairs and the Division of Undergraduate Education that affect the University experience of UCI students. Such programs include, but are not limited to, the Learning and Academic Resource Center, Student Academic Advising Services, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University Studies Program, Career Center, Student Health Service, Counseling Center, Disability Services, Cross Cultural Center, and UCI Bookstore.
    • Advise the Chancellor on behalf of the Academic Senate regarding allocation of student registration fees.
    • Appoint ad hoc Grievance Panels to hear student grievances which pertain to matters under the authority of the Academic Senate and, where such grievances are found to be justified, the Panel shall determine appropriate means of redress. Hearings by the Grievance Panel and related procedures are to be conducted in accordance with the statement entitled “Academic Grievance Procedures.” (See IR A365 (B) and Appendix II.) Grievance Panels shall consist of three voting members of the Academic Senate, at least one of whom is a member of the Council on Student Experience; this member shall be chair of the Panel.
  3. Intramural and Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Review and report to the Chancellor and the Division on issues of significance regarding the UCI intramural and intercollegiate athletics program. CSE members also represent the Council at other Administrative and Senate meetings: Senate Committee on Graduate Student Housing and Special Senate Committee on Diversity.


The Council on Student Experience shall consist of twelve members of the Division, with at least one member from each Faculty offering an undergraduate degree and at least one member from a Faculty not offering an undergraduate degree. The chair of the Board on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aids; the chair of the Campuswide Honors Program Board; the Dean of Undergraduate Education; and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs shall be ex officio members of the committee. Subcommittees: Board on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aids and Campuswide Honors Program Board.

Subcommittees: Board on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aids and Campuswide Honors Program Board

Policies and Procedures:

Irvine Bylaw 138: Council on Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience