Graduate Council (GRAD)

Graduate Council is responsible for reviewing and approving new programs for existing graduate academic degrees, the establishment of new degrees, and any substantial change in existing programs. It also recommends policy and regulations for the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA); advises the Chancellor and Graduate Dean concerning graduate academic and postdoctoral matters; and conducts regularly scheduled reviews of existing graduate programs. This committee also regulates graduate academic programs within the San Francisco Division with a view to the promotion of research and learning.

UCSF Faculty in the Adjunct, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical, In-Residence, and Ladder-Rank series are eligible to be appointed.

13 members, meets monthly for two hours.

Meeting Schedule

Date Location Day Time Agenda Minutes Attachments Description
October 15, 2020 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-10-15 1 2 3 
November 19, 2020 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
December 17, 2020 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
January 21, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
February 18, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
March 18, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
April 15, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
May 20, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
June 17, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm
July 15, 2021 Zoom Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Academic Senate Staff: Claire Olivier  

Members

Term
Roland Mullins, PhD, Chair, Ladder Rank, Full, Cmp (cellular Molecular Pha), (M)    09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Bjoern Schwer, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, In Residence, Assistant, Neurological Surgery, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Xin Chen, PhD, In Residence, Full, Bioengineering, (P) 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022
Xin Duan, PhD, In Residence, Assistant, Ophthalmology, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Susan Fisher, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Obgyn, Reproductive Sciences, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Andrei Goga, MD, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Cell And Tissue Biology, (D) 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022
Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD, In Residence, Associate, Medicine, (M) 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022
Young-Wook Jun, PhD, In Residence, Associate, Oto-General Ohns, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Deanna Kroetz, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Bioengineering, (P) 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2023
Maxence Nachury, PhD, In Residence, Associate, Ophthalmology, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021
Todd Nystul, PhD, Ladder Rank, Associate, Anatomy, (M) 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022
Bethany Phoenix, RN, PhD, FAAN, HS Clinical, Full, Chs-Administration, (N) 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2021
Jeremy Willsey, PhD, In Residence, Assistant, Psychiatry, (M) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021

Ex Officio Members

Term
Elizabeth Silva, Ex Officio, Adjunct, Assistant, Social Behavioral Sciences, (N) 01/01/2016 - 08/31/2025
Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, Ex Officio, Ladder Rank, Full, Anthro, History, Social Med, (M) 04/01/2012 - 08/31/2025

Permanent Guests

Term
Douglas Carlson, JD, Permanent Guest 10/15/2012 - 08/31/2025

Documents of Interest

CCGA Handbook Cover Letter
CCGA Handbook August 2016
• IRAP (Institutional Research and Academic Planning) Status of Academic Program Proposals.
• Academic Program Review: Compendium: Universitywide Review Processes for Academic Programs, Academic Units, & Research Units - September 2014
• Academic Program Review: Graduate Council and Graduate Division.
• For more information about Graduate Degree Program Reviews, please contact the Graduate Division.
• Report of the Taskforce on Competitiveness in Academic Graduate Student Support.
• UCSF Graduate Division Academic Programs.
• UCSF Graduate Division Organization Chart.
• University of California Graduate Degree Program Proposal Review Process. (Flowchart)
• Appendix II Regulations and Procedures of the Graduate Council.
• CCGA White Paper on the Value of UC as a Graduate Research Institution.

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