Institutional Research and Academic Planning
Review process for establishing graduate degree programs and academic units
There are more than 700 graduate degree programs across the UC system, and this number continues to climb. As new graduate programs are introduced, they are reviewed by faculty and administrators at both the campus and system levels, as outlined in the Compendium: Universitywide Review Processes for Academic Programs, Academic Units, and Research Units.
In collaboration with the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs, a standing committee of the Academic Senate, IRAP conducts the administrative system-level review of campus proposals for new graduate programs, as well as proposals for new schools and colleges. For questions related to the Senate review of programs or other academic units, contact Fredye Harms at Fredye.Harms@ucop.edu. For questions related to administrative review of programs or other academic units, contact Chris Procello at Chris.Procello@ucop.edu.
Finally, IRAP also consults with the Academic Senate and campus representatives to maintain the formal list of academic units and degrees authorized by the Regents under Regents Standing Order 110.1.