Shared Governance: Council on Graduate Education (CGE)

Updated February, 2016

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This legislative council shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Establish, approve, and report to the University Faculty Senate: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;
    1. Policies concerning the nature and scope of graduate-level programs, including courses of study offered by the academic departments;
    2. Criteria for admission to the graduate programs;
    3. Requirements for completing graduate programs;
    4. Candidates for graduate degrees to the University Faculty Senate;
    5. Criteria for initial appointment of faculty members involved in graduate programs;
    6. Policies, procedures and criteria relative to the granting of non-degree credit for graduate courses;
    7. Non-degree credit for graduate courses requested by the academic departments; and
    8. Policies and procedures as necessary to monitor the quality of education within graduate programs;
  2. Work directly with the Office of Enrollment Services to assure that the admissions criteria are being followed;
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  5. Submit to the University Faculty 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.



Title / Role


Thangi Appanah


2015 - 2018

Ben Bahan

ASL/Deaf Studies

2013 - 2016

Deborah Chen Pichler


2014 - 2017

Angela McCaskil

Public Affairs

2015 - 2018

Mary Hufnell


2015 - 2016

Martha Sheridan

Social Work

2013 - 2016

Karen Garrido Nag

HSLS 2014 - 2017
Beth Gibbons Psychology

2015 - 2018

Brenda Nicodemus


2015 - 2016

Thomas Allen


2015 - 2018


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