University Graduate Committee

The University Graduate Committee (UGC) exists to:

  1. Articulate objectives for graduate study and establish and maintain proper graduate standards and policies for graduate programs and graduate assistants
  2. Coordinate all graduate programs and curricula to prevent undue course proliferation
  3. Study and recommend means for improving graduate programs and consider new and revised graduate programs
  4. Establish and maintain standards and policies in such matters as admission to graduate study, admission to candidacy, examination requirements, transfer credits, and approval of graduate courses programs and degrees
  5. Serve as the graduate curriculum committee for new courses, course changes and deletions, new programs, and program revisions
  6. Represent the Dean of the Graduate College at dissertation defenses

Meeting Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes

UGC meetings are held monthly during the fall and spring semesters—meetings during the months of December and May are optional, depending on workload. All UGC meetings are open to the public.

Click here to view the UGC meeting schedule and submission deadlines.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas and Materials

Agenda and Minutes Archives

UGC Membership

View the current UGC membership by program.


UGC bylaws were created to establish and maintain standards, policies, and procedures that ensure University graduate curricula and all polices pertaining to graduate education comply with the stated mission and goals of Northern Arizona University.

Curriculum Process Associate (CPA) contact information

CPAs assist departments in crafting well-designed curricular proposals that meet university requirements.

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