Nominating a doctoral committee typically occurs around the time a student is preparing for their qualifying examination. This committee consists of at least three UC ladder faculty members. Two members of the committee must be ladder faculty members from the student’s UCSB major department, one of whom is appointed as chair or co-chair. Recommendation of the appointment of additional members to the doctoral committee is at the discretion of the department. To formally nominate a committee, students should consult the Student Affairs Office, so that a Form I is properly prepared and sent to Graduate Division.
At this time students will also need to fill out a conflict of interest form, which is used to report on possible conflicts of interest and graduate education. This can also be competed by consulting the Student Affairs Office.
To learn more about both forms visit the Graduate Division website.