Scope and Content
Title: Graduate Division. Publications.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 242
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Record Series 242 contains publications generated by the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate Division.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate Division.
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Graduate education leading to a Master's of Arts at UCLA was formally approved by the University of California's Board of
Regents on August 8, 1933 in San Francisco, California. A Graduate Council for the Academic Senate, Southern Section, was
established in 1934. By May 22, 1936, the regents authorized work leading to a Ph.D. degree in four departments: English,
History, Mathematics, and Political Science. In 1938, the Regents established the Graduate Division, Southern Section, which
was responsible for the administration of advanced degree programs of the Los Angeles, Riverside, and La Jolla campuses. In
1961, the Regents voted for the abolishment of the regional Graduate Divisions and Graduate Councils, permitting each campus
to establish its own Graduate Division and Council, headed by its own appointed Dean. Thus decentralized, the Graduate Division,
Southern Section, was replaced on campus by the Graduate Division, Los Angeles.
Today, the Graduate Division is responsible for the overall quality and progress of graduate education at UCLA. Primarily,
it serves as the campus-wide advocate for the advancement of graduate education, facilitating communication between schools,
departments, and administrative offices to ensure the implementation of policies set by the Academic Senate and Graduate Council;
it protects and promotes the welfare of students and postdoctoral scholars; it monitors graduate degree progress and advocates
for the fair and equitable treatment, advisoring, and mentoring of students; it works to fulfill the University's diversity
mission by enhancing the representation and educational experience of underrepresented students; in coordination with the
Academic Senate and Graduate Council, it recommends and implements policies for graduate education, and evaluates new and
continuing academic programs; it increases funds available for graduate student support, and provides fund management to optimize
the availability of merit-based support for student recruitment and retention; it conducts and reports on the results of institutional
research, facilitating program review, enrollment planning, and strategic planning; it enhances public recognition of the
value and excellence of graduate education at UCLA.
Scope and Content
Record Series 242 contains publications generated by the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate Division. Files include
announcements of final exams; handbooks of rules, regulations, standards, and policies; documentation of regional conferences;
and other publications designed to communicate information regarding graduate programs and study at UCLA.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.