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 31, 2019 Mission Hall 1107 Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
November 21, 2019 Mission Hall 1107 Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2019-11-21 2019-11-21 1 
January 16, 2020 Mission Hall 1107 Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-01-16 2020-01-16 1 2 3 4 5 6 
February 20, 2020 Mission Hall 1107 Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-02-20 Canceled
March 26, 2020 Zoom Only Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-03-26 2020-03-26
April 30, 2020 Zoom Only Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-04-30 2020-04-30 1 2 3 4 
May 21, 2020 Zoom Only Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-05-21 2020-05-21 1 2 3 4 5 6 
June 25, 2020 Zoom Only Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm 2020-06-25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 
August 20, 2020 Zoom Only Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Academic Senate Staff: Claire Olivier  

2019-2020 Membership

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
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
Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ladder Rank, Associate, Chs-Administration, (N) 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2020
Arthur 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

Future Members

Term
Deanna Kroetz, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Bioengineering, (P) 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2023

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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