Shared Governance: Council on Graduate Education (CGE)

Updated July 2017


This legislative council shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Establish, approve, and report to the UF Senate:
    1. Minor changes to the graduate degree and certificate and the courses of study offered by the academic departments and programs as described in the council's Table of Authorities;
    2. Criteria for admission to and completion of the graduate degree and certificate programs;
    3. Petitions to march; and
    4. Credited courses that are not part of a graduate degree or certificate program.
  2. Receive, review, approve, and propose curriculum matters to the UF Senate:
    1. General policies and procedures concerning the nature and scope of graduate degree and certificate programs;
    2. New graduate degree and certificate programs;
    3. Significant changes, including closures, to existing graduate degree and certificate programs;
  3. Establish and propose policies and procedures to the UF Senate:
    1. Criteria determining the constituency of graduate faculty;
    2. Policies, procedures and criteria regarding the granting of non-degree credit for graduate courses;
    3. Policies and procedures necessary to monitor the quality of education within graduate degree and certificate programs; and
    4. Policies, procedures, and criteria necessary to support ongoing graduate academic program review.
  4. Make a report on non-degree credit graduate courses to the University Faculty annually.The report shall include a list of courses offered during the preceding year and the criteria used for the selection for such courses;
  5. Establish general criteria for Graduate School admissions;
  6. Ensure the policies, procedures and criteria established by the graduate council and standing committees of the UF concerning academic standards are adhered to by the administration;
  7. Ensure the similarly established policies on grading procedures, grade point average formulae, academic standing indices and examination protocols are adhered to by the faculty and the administration; and
  8. Submit to the UF Senate a roster of University Faculty members who have primary responsibility at the graduate level.

This legislative council shall meet as often as necessary to conduct its business.


This legislative council shall consist of one member from each department with one or graduate programs, one member from each interdisciplinary program offering a graduate degree, and one member representing all graduate interdisciplinary certificate programs. These members shall be elected by their department/program and approved by the UF. The nominees for membership must have primary responsibility at the graduate level. At least one-third of the membership shall be comprised of tenured faculty. The council also includes non-voting members from the Dean's Office, Graduate Admissions Office, Registrar's Office, Office of Academic Quality and the Graduate Student Association. Due to the nature of specific agenda items, non-voting members may be excused from participation at the committee's discretion.

NameTitle / RoleTerm#
Thomas Allen Professor/PEN/Chair 2015 - 2018
Thangi Appanah Associate Professor/EDU 2015 - 2018
Audrey Frank Assistant Professor/SWK 2016 - 2019
Angela McCaskill Associate Professor/GPA 2015 - 2018
Audrey Cooper Assistant Professor/IDMA 2016 - 2019
Danielle Hunt Assistant Professor/INT 2016 - 2019
Cheryl Wu Professor/COU 2016 - 2019
Kristen Maul Assistant Professor/HSL 2017 - 2020
Vacant ASL/DST 2017 - 2020
Vacant LIN 2017 - 2020
Vacant PSY 2017 - 2020