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Graduate Curriculum Committee

The Graduate Curriculum Committee is a committee of the Graduate Council. 

Duties of the Graduate Curriculum Committee

  • To review curricular issues related to graduate education and make recommendations to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  • To review changes to existing graduate programs (such as hours, thesis/non-thesis options).
  • To review new tracks or options to existing graduate programs and deletions of tracks or options.
  • To review new certificate programs and the deletion of existing certificate programs.
  • To review all requests for additions, revisions, and deletions of graduate and special topic courses.
  • To review all matters referred by the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Membership

The Graduate Curriculum Committee consists of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, a graduate student, and the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies (ex officio) or her/his designee. The council vice chair will serve as the chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered. 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 vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.  

Instructions

Authorization of a new degree program begins with the faculty and ends with approval by the UCF Board of Trustees or Florida Board of Governors.  Details of the process are located on the Academic Program Quality website.  

Academic programs should refer to the Graduate Policies for Curricular Changes for modification and deletion of degree programs, tracks, certificates, courses and special topics. 

Academic programs need to complete the appropriate Program Recommendation Form to request revisions, additions, suspensions or terminations to degree programs, tracks or certificates. Please download the form from Forms. Submit the completed form to your College Office, who will forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.

Academic programs need to complete a Special Topics Request Form to request the addition of a Special Topics Course. Submit your request to your College Office, who will forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.

Academic programs need to complete the Course Action Request Form when requesting an addition, deletion or revision to a UCF graduate course. Submit your request  to your College Office, who will forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.

Academic programs need to complete the Materials and Supplies Fees Request Form when requesting an addition, increase or deletion to materials and supplies fees. Submit your request  to your College Office, who will forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.

Academic programs need to complete the Graduate Equipment Fee Request Form when requesting an addition, deletion or revision to equipment fees for a Graduate Program. Submit your request  to your College Office, who will forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.

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