Council of Graduate Deans 2022

Welcome Attendees!

The University of California, Riverside Graduate Division, is excited to be hosting the Spring Council of Graduate Deans (COGD) event in person! The event will take place over two days, April 25 - 26, 2022, on the beautiful UCR campus. 

We look forward to welcoming those who have registered to attend this event. Graduate Division will send a follow-up email days before the event confirming your registered activities. We also include information on directions and parking and a daily schedule for Monday and Tuesday events. 

If you have any questions as we get closer to the event, please contact us at

Parking Information

For those driving to UCR you will need a parking permit to park on campus for all events located at the Highlander Union Building (HUB). If you are attending dinner on Monday, we also have directions and parking information as the Barbara and Art Culver Center of Arts is located in downtown Riverside. 

  • Parking Permit

    COGD participants must visit the University Kiosk on West Campus Drive to obtain a parking permit before parking on campus or they risk a parking citation. See map for directions to the kiosk.

    If you have a parking permit for your own UC campus, you will be able to park at UC Riverside. Make sure to bring a photo ID and provide proof of a valid faculty or staff permit from your home campus. You can log in to your parking account and show the kiosk attendant permit information or a printed copy with your permit details can be shown. The information you provide should show that the permit is current, issued to you, and that you have paid for a long term (quarter or annual) permit at your home campus. Parking permits are virtual so once verified, vehicle information will be logged into the system, and you will be directed to either Parking Lot 1 or 24.

    If you don’t have a parking permit from your own campus, the kiosk will also have daily permits available to purchase. It’s very important that you stop at the kiosk before parking in any lot.

    Directions to University Kiosk

  • Highlander Union Building (HUB)

    An online interactive campus map is available here.

    Walking Directions from Parking Lots


    From Lot 1
    1. Proceed east toward the Bell Tower.
    2. Continue past Costo Hall.
    3. Once you see the UCR letters in the plaza, you've reached the center of the HUB.
    From Lot 24
    1. Using the sidewalk on Canyon Crest Drive, go south along the Amy Harrison Athletic Field.
    2. Make a left on the pathway before reaching CHASS Interdisciplinary North.
    3. Follow the stairs between Skye Hall and the University Lecture Hall and continue south past Skye Hall.
    4. The HUB will be directly in front of you.
  • Barbara and Art Culver Center of Arts

    Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts is located at: 3834 Main St. Riverside, CA 92501

    The Culver Center was initiated with a lead gift from the Culver family. The transformation of the 1895 Rouse Department Store, one of Riverside's architectural jewels, into the Culver Center has been supported by private donors, UCR, and the City of Riverside. This adaptive reuse enlivens the city's downtown core, bridges the community and the university, and marries history and 21st century digital technology.

    Parking Instructions

    Culver Center/UCR ARTS is located with Location Flag #7 on the Downtown Riverside parking map provided. If you will be parking; you can park in the Mission Square garage which is located on the map with the Tesla sign, located on the corner of 9th and Market. Parking downtown is free after 5pm.

    Downtown Riverside Parking Map

Daily Schedule

All meetings on Monday and Tuesday will take place in the Highlander Union Building (HUB). The majority of the meeting spaces are on the third floor, but the Dean's Meeting will take place on the second floor on Tuesday. A map of the HUB conference spaces is available here. Monday's Dinner will take place at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, located in downtown Riverside. More details on directions and parking are under Parking Information.  

Monday, April 25, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 PM Registration (Snacks Available) HUB 302
1:00 - 2:15 PM Stakeholder Meetings Begin  
  SLATE & Coordinating Systemwide Application Evaluation Standards Stakeholders Meeting HUB 355
  Postdocs Stakeholders Meeting HUB 367
  Self-Supporting Programs / Graduate Online & Self-Supporting Stakeholders Meeting HUB 379
2:15 - 2:35 PM Break  
2:35 - 4:00 PM Stakeholder Meetings Continue  
  SLATE & Coordinating Systemwide Application Evaluation Standards Stakeholders Meeting HUB 355
  Postdocs Stakeholders Meeting HUB 367
  Self-Supporting Programs / Graduate Online & Self-Supporting Stakeholders Meeting HUB 379
5:30 - 8:00 PM Dinner Culver Center


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

8:30 - 9:20 AM Registration (Continental Breakfast) HUB 302
9:30 - 10:45 AM 1st Sessions
  Deans Meeting HUB 265 (Second Floor)
  GRE Alternatives, Holistic Review of Applications, and Rubrics HUB 355
  Mental Health & Basic Needs HUB 367
  Assessment of Graduate Programs HUB 379
11:00 - 12:15 PM 2nd Sessions
  Deans Meeting HUB 265 (Second Floor)
  GSR/GSI Unionization HUB 355
  Mentoring & Professional Development Curriculum HUB 367
  Virtual Recruitment & URM Outreach HUB 379
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch HUB 302

Lunch Table Topics:

  Lived Name Policy  
  Placement Data: Collecting and Tracking  
  Retaining Knowledge from Monthly Grad Studies Calls  
  "Right Sizing" Graduate Programs  
1:30 - 2:45 PM 3rd Sessions
  Deans Meeting HUB 265 (Second Floor)
  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion HUB 355
  Employment Eligibility: Communicating and Coordinating Policies with Stakeholders HUB 367
  Communication & Engagement with Applicants, Current Students, and Alumni HUB 379
2:45 - 3:00 PM Closing HUB 302