The UC Washington Center (UCDC) is a unit organized under the Department of Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination (APPC) within the University of California Office of the President’s (UCOP) Division of Academic Affairs. Governance of the Washington Center is provided by a Governing Council of senior UC management and representatives of the system-wide Academic Senate. Two other advisory boards assist the Executive Director in establishing policy for the UC Washington Center and serve as a knowledge resource for the wide variety of issues that confront the Center. These boards are the Academic Advisory Council (AAC) and Operations & Management Advisory Committee (OMAC).
Governing Council of the UC Washington Center – The membership of this council includes senior UC management and representatives of the system-wide Academic Senate. They are appointed by the University Provost and campus Executive Vice Chancellors. The Vice Provost of Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination, UCOP is a member of the Governing Council and serves as the administrative link and advocate of the program to the UC Office of the President. The Governing Council selects the Executive Director, authorizes the Washington Center’s annual operating budget and provides oversight of the Washington Center’s overall operations.
Academic Advisory Council (AAC) – The AAC advises the Executive Director on aspects of academic policy (including curriculum design, faculty selection and other academic matters) that have Center-wide ramification and serve as advocates on campus for the system-wide academic program. Its membership includes one faculty representative from each of the undergraduate campuses, faculty-at-large members and a representative from UCOP Academic Affairs. Members of this committee are appointed by the campus Executive Vice Chancellors or University Provost. The Provost also appoints one of the faculty members as committee chairman to lead the meetings and develop meeting agendas in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Operations & Management Advisory Committee (OMAC) – The OMAC advises the Executive Director on aspects of operational or management policy that have Center‐wide ramifications. This committee consists of representatives from major non‐academic stakeholders in the Center. The membership of this committee is drawn from the campuses and UCOP and represents a wide range of specialties. Members are appointed by the University Provost. The Provost also appoints one of the members as committee chairman to lead the meetings and develop meeting agendas in conjunction with the Executive Director.