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.

Academic Senate Staff: Claire Olivier  


R. Dyche Mullins, PhD, Chair, Ladder Rank, Full, Cmp (cellular Molecular Pha), (M)    09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022
Bjoern Schwer, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, In Residence, Assistant, Neurological Surgery, (M) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022
Annette Carley, RN, DNP, NP, HS Clinical, Full, Fhcn-Administration, (N) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024
Xin Chen, PhD, In Residence, Full, Bioengineering, (P) 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022
Susan Fisher, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Obgyn, Reproductive Sciences, (M) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022
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
Deanna Kroetz, PhD, Ladder Rank, Full, Bioengineering, (P) 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2023
Maxence Nachury, PhD, In Residence, Associate, Ophthalmology, (M) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024
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) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023
Oren Rosenberg, MD, PhD, In Residence, Associate, Medicine, (M) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024
Youngho Seo, PhD, In Residence, Full, Radiology, (M) 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024
Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD, In Residence, Full, Medicine, (M) 07/01/2021 - 08/31/2022

Ex Officio Members

Elizabeth Silva, Ex Officio, Adjunct, Assistant, Social Behavioral Sciences, (N) 01/01/2016 - 08/31/2025
Zara Weinberg, PhD, Ex Officio, (M) 02/18/2021 - 08/31/2022

Permanent Guests

Doug 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 B- Format for Graduate Degree Program Proposal
Diversity Requirement for CCGA Proposals
SSGPDP Guidelines
• 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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