UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 01-03-10

CATEGORY:              ADMINISTRATION
SECTION:                  University Governance

SUBJECT:                 University Council on Graduate Study

EFFECTIVE DATE:   August 25, 1989

PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the membership and responsibilities of the University Council on

      Graduate Study.

II.   POLICY

      The Associate Provost for Graduate Studies serves as chairman of the University Council

      on Graduate Study.

      Membership on the Council includes:

      -     Twenty regular members of the Graduate Faculty, distributed in proportion to the

             number of graduate faculty members in each school.  (One for each 100 members,

             and/or a fraction of 100.)

      -     Six graduate students, chosen in accordance with procedures established for that

            purpose by the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

      The Council is comprised of three standing subcommittees:

      -     The Subcommittee for Graduate Student Academic Affairs

      -     The Subcommittee for Annual Reviews

      -     The Subcommittee for the Evaluation of Graduate Programs

      The chairman of the Council and the Chairs of each of the standing subcommittees

      constitute the Council’s Executive Committee.

      The responsibilities of the Council are:

      -     To develop basic standards, regulations, and policies applicable for graduate

            instruction and research

      -     To review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Provost and to the President,

            concerning proposals for new post baccalaureate degree and certificate programs

            (excluding the first professional degrees offered by Law, Medicine, and Dental Medicine)

      -     To keep informed of the quality of graduate work throughout the University, through

            annual reports from the faculty councils and committees of the graduate degree and

            certificate granting programs; and, when necessary to conduct its own review of such

            programs

      -     To identify and promote creative new approaches to graduate education