The development of proposed policies and modifications to existing policies is carried out by a system of committees and subcommittees. The Academic Senate is served by its Executive Committee, which is elected annually by the Senate from its membership, and by six standing committees, the members of which are elected from various segments of the faculty to ensure representation. Student members are elected as full members of these committees. The Academic Senate is the representative body of the university-wide academic governance. It is composed of faculty members, academic administrators, and both undergraduate & post-baccalaureate students. The Senate develops and proposes policies for recommendation to the University President. When approved by the University President, these recommendations become University policy.