Graduate Policy Committee

The Graduate Policy Committee examines and recommends new policies and procedures or changes to existing policies and procedures with regard to graduate education.

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. Subcommittees of the council 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. See Graduate Council for details regarding the Council.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To examine existing policies and procedures and recommend new policies and procedures with regard to graduate education, including but not limited to policies and procedures affecting admissions, academic progress, and financial support for graduate students.
  2. To review all matters referred by the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  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 committee may also make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Committee References

Senate Curricular Committee Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure
Senate Resources Website

Membership

The Graduate Policy Committee shall consist of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, and a graduate student. The graduate student representative will be appointed by the chair of the council based on recommendations made by the president of the Graduate Student Association and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The ex officio members include the dean of the College of Graduate Studies (or designee) and the assistant or associate dean (or desginee) whose responsibilities include graduate curricular issues from each of the colleges. The council chair will serve as the chair of the Graduate Policy Committee. The vice chair shall be elected annually by its membership at the first meeting of the committee after the new Faculty Senate is elected, normally in the early fall term.Terms of service shall be three years, staggered.

A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting and cannot serve as the chair of the committee.

For expectations of committee members, see Curricular Committee Procedures.

Graduate Policy Committee

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

Keith Koons, Vice Chair
College of Arts and Humanities
Email:   Keith.Koons@ucf.edu

Michele Pozdoll
College of Graduate Studies
Email:   Michele.Pozdoll@ucf.edu

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

On April 7, 2016, the Faculty Senate Steering Committee established Wednesday as the standard meeting day and 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. as the standard meeting time. The standard meeting time does not prevent the curricular committees from scheduling a longer or additional meeting to address time-sensitive deadlines. The specific meeting schedule for the committee is maintained by the College of Graduate Studies at Graduate Policy Committee Website.

Date/Location/Time
Monday, August 31, 2020
Zoom Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Meeting Materials

Below are the official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting.

The official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting are distributed and maintained by the College of Graduate Studies and can found on the Graduate Policy Committee 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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