Graduate Faculty Council

The Graduate Faculty Council is the legislative body of the Graduate School. It establishes academic policy for graduate education, except for those areas reserved to the Board of Trustees, to the University Senate, or to the faculties of other colleges and schools. The 60 members, representing specific content areas derived from constituent Fields of Study, are elected to serve three-year terms. The membership includes two voting student members chosen by the Graduate Student Senate. The President, the Provost, the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, and certain other administrative officers of the Graduate School are nonvoting ex officio members. The Council, representing the Graduate Faculty at large, exercises legislative authority in such areas as admissions criteria, curricular and degree requirements, new course approval, academic program review, and the like.