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Graduate Council (GC)


Graduate Council (GC) advises the Merced Division and Administration on all matters related to graduate education. GC establishes policies for graduate education at Merced, and authorizes, supervises and regulates all graduate courses and graduate programs of instruction. This includes making recommendations to the Merced Division and the Systemwide Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA) on the establishment of new graduate programs leading to graduate degrees, and any substantial change to existing graduate programs. GC maintains liaison with the CCGA.
For a complete description of GC’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws

2018-2019 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Thaddeus Seher, Graduate Student Representative

  • Marjorie Zatz, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

  • Kurt Schnier, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

  • Anne Kelley, Senate Vice Chair, School of Natural Sciences

Committee Consultant:

  • Erin Webb, Deputy Registrar

Academic Programs and Courses:

Corresponding System Commitee:

Annual Reports


Laura Martin

Executive Director