Updated May 2020


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 were 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.

Name Title / Role Term#
Danielle Hunt Chair, Assistant Professor/DOIT 2019 - 2022
Teresa Crowe Professor/SWK 2019 - 2022
Lori Day Associate Professor/PSY 2019 - 2022
Raychelle Harris Professor/ASL & DST 2019 - 2022
James McCann Assistant Professor/HSLS  2020 - 2023
Lorna Quandt  Assistant Professor/PEN 2019 - 2022
Miako Villaneuva Professor/LIN 2020 - 2023
Geoff Whitebread Assistant Professor/GPA 2019 - 2022
Cheryl Wu Professor/COU 2019 - 2022
Christina Yuknis Professor/EDU/IDMA 2018 - 2019