Graduate and Professional Council
The Graduate and Professional Council (GPC) reviews all curricular requests pertaining to graduate and professional academic programs and shall be responsible for the quality of graduate courses and programs and their adherence to university policies. The GPC also advises the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate and Professional School on all graduate and professional program matters. The Graduate and Professional Council communicates in writing its curricular and policy recommendations through the GPC Administrative Assistant to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.
Graduate and Professional Council membership consists of one representative from each college or school and the Galveston Campus who are approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee after consultation with the college/school deans and caucuses, two representatives of the graduate faculty appointed by the Faculty Senate, and two graduate students selected by the Graduate and Professional Student Government. All faculty members serving on the GPC must be members of the Graduate Faculty, and all the above are voting members.
Leadership of the GPC consists of the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate and Professional School as Chair and a representative from the Graduate and Professional School who serves as the Administrative Assistant. The GPC membership also consists of one representative from the Graduate and Professional School, one from Curricular Services, one from the Office of the Provost, one from the University Library Council, the five members of the First Professional Doctoral Curricular Review Committee. All the preceding serve as non-voting members.
More information about the Graduate and Professional Council can be found on the Graduate and Professional School website.
Rules and Regulations Committee
This committee consists of representatives of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice President for Administration, the Vice President for Finance, and the Vice President for Student Affairs; the Assistant Provost for Enrollment, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the President's Office, the Academic Operations Committee, and The Texas A&M University System; six faculty members and seven students, two of whom shall be a graduate students. All members except the representatives of the President's Office shall be voting members.
It is the function of this committee to recommend changes in the rules and regulations governing the students and to supervise the publication of such regulations. The report of this committee shall be forwarded to each of the Vice Presidents represented and to the Academic Operations Committee for review and comments. The Rules and Regulations Committee shall communicate in writing, through its chair, its recommendations to the Faculty Senate, by way of the Executive Committee.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
This committee shall consist of one representative from each college and off-campus academic unit, who shall be selected by the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees after consultation with the college deans and caucuses (chairs of the college level curriculum committees shall be considered for appointment); two undergraduate students appointed by Student Government Association; one representative of the University Library and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies as Ex-Officio members. All of the above members shall be voting members. Additionally, a representative from the following committees shall also be appointed as Ex-Officio, non-voting members: Core Curriculum Council; Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate; Graduate Council; Writing and Communication Advisory Committee.
The Curriculum Committee shall review all proposed courses, changes, and programs at the undergraduate level and shall recommend appropriate policy to improve and develop the undergraduate academic programs. The Curriculum Committee shall communicate in writing, through its secretary, its recommendations to the Faculty Senate, by way of the Executive Committee.
More information about the Undergradute Curriculum Committee can be found here
International Programs Committee
Members on the International Programs Committee are nominated by their colleges but are determined by and report to the Faculty Senate. Committee members serve to advise the Office of the Provost on global efforts, processes, and initiatives on campus, particularly those related to global student learning; serve as a resource and partner for Texas A&M University's International Advisory Board (IAB); provide an avenue for college feedback to the Office of the Provost on global issues.
OTHER COMMITTEES IN BYLAWS
Committee on Emeritus Status
Honors Program Advisory Committee
University Library Council
Medical Sciences Library Council
Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Committee