Areas of Study

According to the faculty bylaws at Gallaudet (revised and approved Spring 2014), the Council on Graduate Education has the following responsibilities:

  • Establish, approve, and report to the University Faculty Senate:
    • Minor changes to the graduate degree and certificate programs, and the courses of study offered by the academic departments and programs as described in the Council’s Table of Authorities
    • Criteria for admission to graduate degree and certificate programs
    • Requirements for completing graduate degree and certificate programs
    • Petitions to march
    • Credited courses that are not part of a graduate degree of certificate program
  • Receive, review, approve, and propose curriculum matters to the UF Senate
    • General policies and procedures concerning the nature and scope of graduate degree and certificate programs
    • New graduate degrees and certificate programs
    • Significant changes, including closures, to existing graduate degree and certificate programs
  • Establish and propose policies and procedures to the UF Senate
    • Criteria determining the constituency of graduate faculty
    • Policies, procedures and criteria regarding the granting of non-degree credit for graduate courses
    • Policies and procedures necessary to monitor the quality of education within graduate degree and certificate programs
    • Policies, procedures, and criteria necessary to support ongoing graduate academic program review
  • 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
  • Establish general criteria for Graduate School admissions
  • Ensure the policies, procedures and criteria established by the graduate council and standing committees of the UF concerning academic standards are adhered to by the administration
  • Ensure that the similarly established policies on grading procedures, grade point average formulae, academic standing indices and examination protocols are adhered to by the faculty and the administration
  • Submit to the University Faculty Senate, a roster of University Faculty members who have primary responsibility at the graduate level

Contact Us

Council on Graduate Education

Fowler Hall 210

(202) 250 2203

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