Advanced Graduate Handbook
Offices and Organizations for Governing
University of South Florida
development of University policies for graduate work is the
responsibility of the USF Dean of Graduate Studies with the
assistance and guidance of the University Graduate Council.
The membership of the Graduate Council consists of faculty members
who represent the various colleges, two graduate students, and
the Dean and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Faculty members
serve three-year staggered terms; students serve for one year.
USF Dean of Graduate Studies and University Graduate Council
exercise the right of inquiry and review to ensure the development
and maintenance of high academic standards in all graduate programs;
review all new graduate courses and programs, as well as modifications
to existing courses and programs; and review/recommend policies
and procedures pertaining to graduate financial aid.
College of Education
Dean of the College is responsible for all graduate programs in the College of Education.
In fulfilling this responsibility, the Dean is assisted by the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Coordinator of Graduate
Studies, the Graduate Programs Committee, and the College of Education
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible to the
Dean, he/she has direct administrative responsibility for managing
graduate programs. He/she is the program development and quality
control officer for graduate programs within the College of
Education. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible
for implementing policies related to credentialing of graduate
faculty, appointment of thesis/dissertation committees, allocation
of graduate tuition waivers, and exceptions to graduate admission
criteria. He/she serves as an ex-officio member of the Graduate
Programs Committee and a member of the COEDU Faculty Council.
He/she coordinates the ongoing revisions of the College of Education
(COEDU) Graduate Handbooks and the COEDU sections of the University
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
office of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies is housed in the
College of Education's Office of Student Academic Services (SAS).
The Coordinator of Graduate Studies is responsible to the Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs who reports to the Dean. The Coordinator
of Graduate Studies serves as an ex-officio member of the Graduate
Programs Committee and is responsible for implementing policies
and processes related to admission of graduate students in the College of Education. This includes all certifying function, such as the approval
of Planned Programs of Study, eligibility for qualifying examinations, internship, and graduation clearance. This office provides information and general
advising to prospective graduate students and maintains
files for all active graduate students in the College of Education. Ongoing revisions of the University Graduate Catalog and the COEDU Handbooks are delegated to this position.
Graduate Programs Committee (GPC)
committee is comprised of faculty members elected to represent
the College of Education Departments/School. It is responsible
for the review of new or revised graduate level courses and
programs, the development and review of new or revised policies
and procedures that govern the implementation of advanced graduate
programs, and the systematic review of these programs. Recommendations
on new/revised programs, courses, and policies and procedures
are forwarded from the GPC to the Faculty College Council for approval
at the College level. New/revised
programs and courses on approval by the COEDU Faculty Council
are then submitted to the University Graduate Council for university
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
purpose of the GSA is to meet the needs of graduate students
in the College of Education through the promotion of increased
communication among graduate students, faculty, and the college
administration and the provision of opportunities for mutual
support, enrichment, and exchange of ideas. The GSA homepage is: http://www.gpsc.usf.edu/.
Credentialed Graduate Faculty
are credentialed at either Full or Associate levels according
to criteria developed by the College and approved by the Dean
of the College of Education. Recommendations for credentialing
status are made by the College of Education Credentialing Committee
to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Associate
and fully credentialed faculty serve as major advisors for graduate
students. They also serve as members of doctoral committees.
A current listing of credentialed
faculty is available in the College of Education Dean's Office.
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