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Comment Period for Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations

December 6, 2018

The University of California is proposing revisions to the Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations. The Policy is new and includes the following key issues:

· There is currently no systemwide uniformity or policy for ensuring open access to UC graduate students’ theses and dissertations. This policy will provide systemwide consistency for these works.

· Allowance for embargoes that delay the date theses or dissertations are made available in an open access repository.

The proposed policies are posted on UC Merced’s Policies website.

Employees who want to provide comments on the proposed revisions can submit them to the UC Merced Policy Office by April 8, 2019, by emailing

Best regards,

Luanna Putney
Associate Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor