Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) - Instructions and Deadlines for Submitting Materials

Program proposals (to create, restructure, rename, suspend or discontinue) and program reviews for graduate majors, named options, graduate/professional certificates and capstone certificates must be approved at the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) before moving on for approval at the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC).

Deadlines:  Materials for program proposals and graduate program review must be received at least two weeks before the GFEC meeting date. Please note that submissions two weeks in advance does not guarantee that an item will be placed on the agenda.

Program Proposal Drafts:  With respect to program proposals, it is assumed that drafts have been circulated several weeks/months ahead to allow for a final version that is aligned with policy guidelines and ready for governance consideration.  Depending on the nature of the proposal, one or more meetings may also be appropriate.  Requests for meetings or review of proposal drafts can be sent to your school/college academic planners, Parmesh Ramanathan (Associate Dean in the Graduate School), and Jocelyn Milner (Director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research).  

Final Submission:   Since all graduate program proposals and graduate program reviews need to receive school/college level approval, graduate program proposals and graduate program review materials should be sent from the school/college dean's office with a reflective supporting cover memo from the dean.  All materials should be sent via email as a single PDF document and be addressed to Graduate School Dean Bill Karpus and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf with copies also sent to Parmesh Ramanathan (Associate Dean in the Graduate School) and Jocelyn Milner (Director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research).  

University Academic Planning Council (UAPC) -- Depending on the nature of the program proposal or program review, the UAPC may require formal academic approval or treat the item as automatic consent. Contact Jocelyn Milner with questions about the UAPC and/or visit

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Owner:Joshua M.Group:Graduate School
Created:2014-02-10 13:28 CSTUpdated:2018-09-07 13:49 CST
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