Irvine: Graduate Divison
Included in initial planning for Irvine, the Graduate
Division was formally activated in September, 1964, when Ralph Waldo
Gerard, professor of biology and member of the National Academy
of Sciences, was appointed dean. Although officially enrolled at
Los Angeles, one graduate student was engaged in research by June,
1964, and eight students were engaged in research during 1964-65
on a similar basis.
The first master's and doctor's programs were
approved by the University's Coordinating Committee on Graduate
Affairs in December, 1964. These were in the four departments constituting
the Division of Biological Sciences. A second group, in chemistry,
mathematics, physics, and English, was approved in May, 1965. All
divisions were authorized to offer instruction at the graduate level
by the formal opening of the campus for the fall quarter, 1965,
and other advanced degree programs were formulated during 1965-66.
Since all appointments to the faculty were based
on clear promise or demonstrated achievement in creative scholarship,
there were no separate undergraduate and graduate faculties.