October 16, 2014
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
In the interest of maximizing opportunities for outreach and recruitment, and to better reflect its key role on campus, the UC San Diego Office of Graduate Studies has been renamed the Graduate Division. The new name is consistent with other University of California campuses.
The Graduate Division serves as the central resource for all matters related to graduate education at UC San Diego. Led by Dean of the Graduate Division Kim E. Barrett, the division collaborates with faculty, staff and students to guide today's scholars on their upward trajectory to becoming tomorrow's leaders.
For staff and faculty, the division provides up-to-date information as well as support for navigating Academic Senate regulations, while ensuring that students' needs are met. Graduate Division staff work closely with department graduate coordinators to facilitate the behind-the-scenes administrative requirements needed to keep students on track to graduation. Prospective students use the Graduate Division as a one-stop resource for information about graduate education at UC San Diego, and current students may turn to the division to learn about financial support opportunities, professional development programs and dissertation preparation. In addition, the Dean collaborates with faculty members on new graduate programs, by helping to navigate the process and providing insight into how new programs fit into the broader university landscape.
The change of name for the Graduate Division underscores the importance of graduate education to the success of UC San Diego as a model public research university. The Graduate Division will play a critical role as the campus works to grow the graduate student population, as outlined in the Chancellor's strategic plan.
In addition to the name change, the Graduate Division is currently rolling out a new brand, and will also have a refreshed website in the coming weeks. To learn more about the division, visit http://grad.ucsd.edu