UC Issues new Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Quentin Williams, Acting Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Elizabeth Cowell, University Librarian

The new policy was developed in response to a March 2016 request from the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC), which advises on academic copyright-related matters, systemwide library policies, and strategies to facilitate the transmissions of scholarly communications in a digital environment. This policy applies to all graduate students who prepare theses or dissertations in a graduate degree program within the University of California system.

The policy is effective March 25, 2020, and is available online.