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Undergraduate Council (UGC)


Undergraduate Council (UGC) establishes policy for undergraduate education on the Merced campus and advises the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee on all matters pertaining to undergraduate education. UGC reviews, coordinates, and takes final action on all matters relating to courses of undergraduate instruction and approves or declines to approve, the establishment, discontinuation, or modification of undergraduate programs, majors, minors, courses, and certificates. UGC maintains liaison with the following systemwide committees:
For a complete description of UGC’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws

2017-2018 Membership 

At-Large Member (UCIE Representative): 

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Levi Martin, Undergraduate Student Representative 

  • Charles Nies, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

  • Elizabeth Whitt, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

  • Susan Amussen, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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

Lecturers (non-voting):

  • Ross Avilla, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

  • Dave Samper, Merritt Writing Program

Committee Handbook

Corresponding Systemwide Committees:

Calendars of Academic Programs and Courses:

Former Members


Fatima Paul

Associate Director

Phone: 209-228-7930