Appendix B: Committee Configurations

Committee Configurations that Meet Graduate Division Policy

The Graduate Division has a number of policies related to committee member participation.  The constellation of these policies results in a limited number of committee configurations for your Qualifying Examination Committee and Dissertation Committee. Below are the lists of these available configurations.

Qualifying Examination Committees

Qualifying Examination 4-Member Committee

Member 1
(QE Chair; Cannot be Sole Dissertation Chair, Could be Dissertation Co-Chair)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Usually Dissertation Chair; Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty or

UC Berkeley Senate faculty from another department or

Someone Meeting the Standards to Request Exceptional Committee Membership 

Member 4
(Academic Senate Representative)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Qualifying Examination 5-Member Committee

Member 1
(QE Chair; Cannot be Sole Dissertation Chair, Could be Dissertation Co-Chair)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Usually Dissertation Chair; Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 4
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty or

UC Berkeley Senate faculty from another department or

Someone Meeting the Standards to Request Exceptional Committee Membership 

Member 5
(Academic Senate Representative)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Dissertation Committees

Dissertation Committee 3-Member, Single Chair

Member 1
(Dissertation Chair, Cannot be QE Chair)                

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Dissertation Committee 4-Member, Single Chair

Member 1
(Dissertation Chair, Cannot be QE Chair)                                                                 

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty or

UC Berkeley Senate faculty from another department or

Someone Meeting the Standards to Request Exceptional Committee Membership 

Member 4
(Academic Senate Representative)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Dissertation Committee 4-Member, Co-Chairs Who Are Both Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 1
(Dissertation Co-Chair, Could Be QE Chair)                                                         

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Dissertation Co-Chair)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty or

UC Berkeley Senate faculty from another department or

Someone Meeting the Standards to Request Exceptional Committee Membership 

Member 4
(Academic Senate Representative)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Dissertation Committee 4-Member, Co-Chairs Who Are Not Both Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 1
(Dissertation Co-Chair, Could Be QE Chair)                                                       

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty

Member 2
(Dissertation Co-Chair)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty or

UC Berkeley Senate faculty from another department or

Someone Meeting the Standards to Request Exceptional Committee Membership 

Member 3
(Inside Member)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Senate Faculty 

Member 4
(Academic Senate Representative)

UC Berkeley Senate Faculty, Non-Social Welfare

Students wishing to have a Dissertation Committee of 5 members or more should consult the GSAO and Doctoral Chair.