May the Medical School can change the date on its diplomas?

[Advice to Divisional Chair Bruce Madewell  2/17/2004]

Standing Order of the Regents 110.3 governs this question and places the power in the hands of the President in consultation with the Senate. Senate Regulation 730 states:

Except as specified in Regulations 732 and 734, each diploma, certificate or other formal academic testimonial proposed for regular use in the University by its agencies or officers is subject to the approval of the Assembly or its agent on recommendation of the Division concerned. (Am 24 May 68)

The Division could ask for a change, but the change would have to be an action of the Division and, therefore, of the Representative Assembly.  Ultimately, approval of the UC Office of the President is required.