Graduate school committees

Our graduate school committees, made up of faculty, deans and other university leaders, hold meetings throughout the academic year to discuss issues and policies related to graduate education at VCU. 

University Graduate Council

The University Graduate Council is the representative body of the faculty of the Graduate School at VCU and serves to promote excellence in all graduate programs. While the council performs the functions of review and coordination, departments and schools are responsible for supporting and managing their own graduate programs. View the UGC bylaws.

Committees

There are four standing committees of the UGC:

Meetings

The UGC meets three times a semester with special meetings as called by the chair. All meetings are open to graduate faculty, who have a voice but no vote. View the 2021-22 UGC meeting schedule.

Graduate Education and Training Leadership Committee

The Graduate Education and Training Leadership Committee is composed of assistant/associate deans and other leaders in graduate education from the VCU academic units. 

Meetings

GETLC meets semi-monthly to discuss and advise the Graduate School on a broad variety of issues related to graduate education curriculum, policy, retention, and graduate student success. View the 2021-22 GETLC meeting schedule