The FSU Graduate Council is charged with the responsibility of developing university-wide graduate policies, approving new graduate programs, and revising current graduate programs. All new programs, non-substantive, and substantive program revisions are submitted to the Council for review and approval before submission to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor for final approval.
The Graduate Council shall consist of one representative from each department having a graduate degree program, one graduate student (a graduate student will be selected from a school or college on a rotating basis), and ex-officio members (Assistant/Associate Deans, Deans, University Registrar, and Director of Admissions). The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will appoint all members to the Council.
Persons serving on the Council by virtue of position (i.e., ex-officio) are considered to be permanent members. An academic department may recommend a change of its representative to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the beginning of the academic year.
The primary functions of the FSU Graduate Council are to: