University Committee on Graduate Studies

The Bylaws for Academic Governance determines the make-up of the University Committee on Graduate Studies.

Composition of Committee includes:

  • 1 Faculty member from each college, with a Graduate or Graduate-Professional Degree Program (elected by colleges)
  • 1 additional Faculty member from Agriculture & Natural Resources, Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Natural Science and Social Science
  • 5 Graduate Students selected by the Council of Graduate Students (no more than one student may be from any one department, with consideration being given to University-wide representation, insofar as possible)
The academic governance bylaws also determine the functions UCGS can fulfill and how they do so. Summary of UCGS's matrix of responsibilities
If you would like to bring a topic that falls within this matrix of responsibilities to the attention of UCGS, please contact the UCGS chairperson (see below for this year's membership) or the University Steering Committee.

The UCGS has established three subcommittees to address each of its areas of responsibility. These subcommittees provide recommendations to the full UCGS committee. All members of the UCGS serve on one subcommittee and also serve on the full committee. The three subcommittees are as follows and described further in the UCGS Subcommittee Duties PDF:

    1. Subcommittee A: Curriculum & Program Review
    2. Subcommittee B: Academic Research Policy
    3. Subcommittee C: Graduate Instruction, Employment (non-GEU), and Mentoring Policy

2020-2021

2020-2021 UCGS Membership (PDF)

Full UCGS Meeting Dates and Agenda UCGS Approved Minutes
September 14 September 14
October 12 October 12
November 9 November 9
January 11 January 11
February 8 February 8
March 15 March 15
April 12 April 12

Full UCGS meeting times are 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (while Chittenden Hall is closed).

 

2019-2020

2019-2020 UCGS Membership (PDF)

Full UCGS Meeting Dates and Agenda UCGS Approved Minutes
September 9 September 9
October 14 October 14
November 11 November 11
January 13 January 13
February 10 February 10
March 9 March 9
April 13 April 13

Meeting times are 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Chittenden Hall Workshop room (1st Floor).