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Academic Affairs Committee on Graduate Studies

About the Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee on Graduate Studies (AACG) is charged with maintaining the quality of the graduate education, and with reviewing and defining policies and practices affecting graduate education at the University of the Pacific.

With respect to curricular issues, it reviews graduate curricular proposals, including addition and deletion of courses, changes in course sequencing, in credit hours, and in course descriptions. The charge does not include approval of curricular and program changes of Pacific's three professional programs (DDS, JD, and PharmD).  The AACG reviews the establishment of new majors and new degree programs. In addition, the AACG approves name changes of graduate academic departments. The AACG receives graduate curricular proposals from the Provost, who receives them from the Deans of each school or college of the University. The Provost receives such proposals only after they have been approved by the appropriate faculty committee of the school or college recommending the curricular change.   (Faculty Handbook 6.2.4)

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year 

The Academic Affairs Committee on Graduate Studies Chairperson is Ben Carlston, Assistant Professor, Finance, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific. The committee meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. except  June, July, and August. Submit course and curriculum changes to the Office of the Registrar at, the Faculty Governance Office at STK, and the Office of the Provost at for submission to the committee within 10 working days prior to meeting.