Council Responsibilities

According to the faculty bylaws at Gallaudet, the Council on Graduate Education has the following responsibilities:
1. Establish, approve, and report to the University Faculty Senate:
  • Policies concerning the nature and scope of graduate-level programs, including courses of study offered by the academic departments;
  • Criteria for admission to the graduate programs;
  • Requirements for completing graduate programs;
  • Candidates for graduate degrees to the University Faculty Senate;
  • Criteria for initial appointment of faculty members involved in graduate programs;
  • Policies, procedures and criteria relative to the granting of non-degree credit for graduate courses;
  • Non-degree credit for graduate courses requested by the academic departments;
  • Other policies and procedures as necessary to ensure the quality of education within graduate programs;

2. 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

3. Work directly with the Graduate School Enrollment Office to assure that the admissions criteria are being followed;

4. Monitor whether the policies, procedures and criteria established by the legislative councils and standing committees of the UF concerning academic standards are adhered to by the administration;

5. Monitor whether the similarly established policies on grading procedures, grade point average formulae, scholastic standing indices and examination protocols are adhered to by the faculty and the administration; and

6. Submit to the University Faculty Senate a roster of University Faculty members who have primary responsibility at the graduate level.


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