Council on Graduate Education

E. COUNCIL ON GRADUATE EDUCATION. This legislative council shall consist of one member from each department with graduate programs, elected by and from the UF. The nominees for membership must have primary responsibility at the graduate level.

  1. This legislative council shall elect a chairperson from its membership who shall also serve as a member of the UF Senate.

  2. The legislative council shall submit a report of its actions in writing to the UF Senate chair, at least fourteen (14) calendar days before each regularly scheduled meeting of the UF Senate.

  3. At the beginning of each academic year, the chair of this committee shall contact the President of the GSA and request that one (1) graduate student be appointed to serve on the Faculty Senate for a period of one (1) year. Student participation is on a non-voting, advisory basis. Due to the nature of specific agenda items, the student representative may be excused from participation at the committee’s discretion.

Page 16 of the University Faculty Bylaws, Amended April 23, 2013

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

  2. This legislative council shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

    a. Establish, approve, and report to the University Faculty Senate:

    (i) Minor changes to the graduate programs and the courses of study offered by the academic departments;

    (ii) Criteria for admission to and completion of the graduate programs;
    (iii) Candidates for graduate degrees; and
    (iv) Non-degree credit for graduate courses requested by the academic departments.
    b. Establish, approve, and propose to the University Faculty Senate:
    (i) General policies and procedures concerning the nature and scope of graduate programs; (ii) New graduate programs;
    (iii) Significant changes, including closures, to existing graduate programs;
    (iv) Criteria for initial appointment of faculty members involved in graduate education;

    (v) Policies, procedures and criteria relative to the granting of non-degree credit for graduate courses; and

    (vi) Policies and procedures as necessary to monitor the quality of education within graduate programs.

c. 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. Work directly with the Office of Enrollment Services to assure that the admissions criteria are being followed;

  2. 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;

  3. 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

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

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