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Recent Memos and Announcements
Spring 2009 Graduate Adviser & GSAO Meeting
- Meeting Summary: PDF
Fall 2008 Graduate Adviser & GSAO Meeting
Spring 2008 Graduate Adviser & GSAO Meeting
- Meeting Agenda: PDF
- Meeting Summary: PDF
- Agreement between the University of California and the UAW Summary of key changes,
Handout from Debra Harrington, Director of Labor Relation: PDF
- Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion: Web site
Notes from Previous Meetings
Fall 2007 Graduate Adviser & GSAO Meeting
- GSAOspace (bSpace login required)
- Guide to Graduate Policy
- Policies & Procedures
- Memos: Policy Updates & Meeting Notes
About the Graduate Advisers
Graduate Advisers are faculty members who are responsible for the academic advising of graduate students. They are nominated by department chairs but appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division, who acts on behalf of the Graduate Council.
Graduate Advisers are responsible for assisting students in selecting programs of study, acting on petitions for changing study lists, and maintaining records of their advisees. In addition, the Graduate Division recommends that Graduate Advisers and other faculty review the records of all graduate students in the department once a year and inform the Graduate Division, in writing, if a student is not making adequate progress toward a degree.
Graduate Advisers are official deputies of the Dean of the Graduate Division in matters affecting graduate students in their department. The signature of a Graduate Adviser is recognized as official on various Graduate Division forms and student petitions. Consequently, the relationship with the Graduate Division is a close one, involving a high degree of cooperation on both sides. The objectives of both are the same: to ensure the best possible selection of entering students and to guide continuing students in an orderly fashion through the various steps necessary for them to earn their degrees or certificates.
For more information on the role and duties of the Graduate Adviser, click here (PDF).
About the Graduate Student Affairs Officers (GSAO)
GSAOs are departmental staff members who are responsible for the administrative advising of graduate students. For example, GSAOs remind students about registration and fellowship deadlines, stay abreast of requirements from the Graduate Division and University, and manage requisite administrative paperwork on behalf of the department and its graduate students.
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