Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee

The Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee provides guidance to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies about the quality of graduate programs, and will reviews nominees for graduate teaching and mentoring awards.

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 review graduate programs as part of the program review cycle, identify factors that promote quality in graduate programs, and update faculty status for those faculty members participating in the graduate programs. The committee reports findings and recommendations to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  2. To review proposals of new graduate programs and deletion of existing programs that will be submitted to this committee by the dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The dean of the College of Graduate Studies will forward the resulting recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Following all necessary reviews and approvals, the recommendations will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for their review and approval.
  3. To review nominees for the graduate student awards for teaching, thesis, and dissertation given by the College of Graduate Studies and for the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. Recommendations are forwarded to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Committee References

Senate Curricular Committee Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure
Senate Resources Website

Membership

The Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee shall consist of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies (ex officio) or her/his designee. The council chair will appoint the chair of the Graduate Program Review and Awards 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 Program Review and Awards Committee

Patrick LiKamWa, Chair
College Optics and Photonics
Email:   Patrick@creol.ucf.edu

TBD, Vice Chair

Emily Stettner
College of Graduate Studies
Email:   Emily.Stettner@ucf.edu

Meeting Schedule

On April 7, 2016,the Faculty Senate Steering Committee established Friday as the standard meeting day and 9:30 - 10:30 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 Program Review and Awards Committee Website.

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.

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

Meeting Materials

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 Program Review and Awards 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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