Academic Senate (with aerial photo of campus in background)
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Graduate Council

Committee Charge:  The Graduate Council is delegated to make policy for graduate education at UCLA, except for the M.D., J.D., LL. M., S.J.D. and D.D.S degrees. It recommends to the Legislative Assembly graduate programs leading to new degrees, as well as disestablishment or consolidation of existing degrees. It periodically reviews and evaluates all graduate programs of study (in conjunction with Undergraduate Council's review of the related undergraduate program, where appropriate). It also recommends to the systemwide Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs proposals for new graduate programs leading to existing degrees and new programs leading to graduate level certificates.

Membership:  The Council consists of twenty faculty members appointed by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Legislative Assembly for up to 3 years. Members are selected to give proper representation to the departments, colleges, professional schools, and interdepartmental programs that offer graduate curricula. The Chair is appointed by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Legislative Assembly. The Dean of the Graduate Division serves as an ex officio member. Four graduate student representatives are appointed by the Graduate Student Association.                                                                                                                                                                                            

2013-14 Graduate Council Membership
Zubiaurre
Maite Zubiaurre

CHAIR
Spanish & Portuguese and Germanic Languages
2011-2014
Bui

Alex A.T. Bui

VICE CHAIR
Radiological Sciences
2012-2015
Bailey

Alison Bailey
Education
2013-2016
Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell
Geography
2012-2015

Antonio Bernardo

Tony Bernardo
Management
2012-2015

Carriero

John Carriero
Philosophy
2011-2014
(until Dec. 2013)
Cheng

Patricia Cheng
Psychology
2013-2016


Robert Chi

Robert Y. Chi
Asian Languages & Cultures
2013-2016
(eff. Jan. 2014)

Clubb

Robert Clubb

Chemistry & Biochemistry
2013-2016
Cochran

Susan Cochran

Epidemiology and Statistics
2013-2016
Colwell

Christopher Colwell

Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
2013-2016

Dienstag

Joshua Dienstag

Political Science and Law
2013-2016
Garro

Linda Garro

Anthropology
2012-2015
Harris

Neil Harris

Neurosurgery
2011-2014
Kakoulli

Ioanna Kakoulli

Materials Science & Engr. and Getty Conservation Program
2013-2016
Pirouz

Pirouz Kavehpour

Mechanical & Aerospace Engr.
2010-2014
Lunde

Arne Lunde
Scandinavian Section/Germanic Languages
2013-2016

Nagy

Joseph F. Nagy
English
2011-2014

Reue

Karen Reue
Human Genetics
2012-2015

Wendie Robbins

Wendie Robbins
Nursing and EHS
2012-2015
Vandenberghe

Lieven Vandenberghe
Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
2012-2015
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
GSA

Will Clark
English
Graduate Student Representative

GSA

Jessie Rosales
Education
Graduate Student Representative
GSA

Gwynn Shanks
Theater
Graduate Student Representative

GSA

Cody Trojan
Political Science
GSA Vice President of Academic Affairs

EX OFFICIO AND GUESTS
Robin Garrell

Robin L. Garrell

Dean, Graduate Division
Ex Officio
Carlos Grijalva

Carlos Grijalva

Associate Dean
Graduate Division
April de Stefano

April de Stefano

Director, Academic Services
Graduate Division
Joe Watson

Joseph B. Watson

Associate Dean
Graduate Division
SENATE STAFF
Cunningham

Kyle Cunningham
Council Analyst
Academic Senate

Csilla

Csilla Macsari
Council Assistant
Academic Senate


2013-14 Calendar of Meetings

Day Date Time
Location
Friday
October 4, 2013*
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Faculty Center
Friday
October 11, 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
October 25, 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
November 8, 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
November 22, 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kerckhoff Hall
Friday
December 13, 2013
2:00pm-4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
January 17, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
January 31, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
February 14, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
February 28, 2014
Cancelled
2121 Murphy
Friday
March 14, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
April 4, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
April 18, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
May 2, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
May 16, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
May 30, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
June 6, 2014 (as needed)
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
June 13, 2014
10:00am-12:00pm
2121 Murphy

*Joint UgC/GC Meeting on the Senate Review Process, Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

Graduate Council Contacts:
Council Chair: Maite Zubiaurre; Professor of Spanish; 825-4022; zubiaurre@humnet.ucla.edu
Council Analyst: Kyle Cunningham; 3125 Murphy; 825-1162; kcunningham@senate.ucla.edu
Council Assistant: Csilla Macsari; 3125 Murphy Hall; 206-2959; cmacsari@senate.ucla.edu


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