Graduate Council

The Graduate Council reports graduate and curriculum matters to the Faculty Senate on a monthly basis. Business is conducted by the four committees of the council.

About Senate Curricular Committees

The Faculty Senate establishes Senate curricular committees, which report to the full Faculty Senate at each meeting of the Faculty Senate. Council subcommittees carry out the work of the council. As the elected representatives of the faculty, the Faculty Senate is responsible for all university curricular committees and councils.

Even though there is no voting by proxy for Senate meetings, Senate curricular committees may adopt policies at the start of the year to allow voting by proxy. According to Robert’s Rules of Order (latest edition) proxies should be written, be for a specific meeting, and be given to the committee chair before the start of a meeting.

Graduate Council Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To report to the Senate on graduate policy and curriculum matters. Business is conducted by the four committees of the council, which examine and formulate policies and procedures, hear petitions for variances from graduate program, college, or university requirements, and review graduate course action requests and requests for new programs, among other matters.
  2. To review all matters referred by committees of the Graduate Council.
  3. To transmit its recommendations to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies, who submits his/her recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. The council may also make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.
  4. To review all graduate programs within the university on a periodic basis per Board of Trustees guidelines. The review process will include the university program review reports and recommendations based on the review of the annual college reports on the status of graduate programs.

Membership

The council shall consist of all of the members of the committees of the Graduate Council and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies (ex officio). All members of the Graduate Council must be Graduate Faculty as specified in the Graduate Catalog. The Committee on Committees shall select the faculty members for all committees of the Graduate Council and shall solicit nominees from the deans of the respective academic units as well as from the dean of the College of Graduate Studies, among others. The council chair and vice chair are elected annually by the membership of the council at the first meeting after the new committee is constituted, normally early in the fall term. The elected chair of the council will serve as the chair of the Graduate Policy Committee. The vice chair of the council will serve as the chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

For expectations of committee members, see Curricular Committee Procedures.

Graduate Appeals Committee

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Graduate Policy Committee

Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee

Jim Moharam, Chair
College of Optics and Photonics
Email:   Moharam@creol.ucf.edu

Elsie Olan, Vice Chair
English Language Arts Education
College of Community Innovation and Education
Email:   Elsie.Olan@ist.ucf.edu

Meeting Schedule

The council as a whole typically meets once a year, unless a specfic issue or topic is relevant to the whole council.

Date/Location/Time
Monday, August 30, 2020
Zoom Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m.

For the complete schedule for each of the council subcommittees, see Graduate Council Website.

Meeting Materials

The official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each subcommittee are distributed and maintained by the College of Graduate Studies and can found on the Graduate Council Website.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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