1. The Administrative Committee (a) reviews Graduate Council processes and recommends modifications as needed, (b) hear petitions for exceptions to Graduate School rules other than those relating to admission and retention, and (c) hear appeals from administrative decisions relating to any aspect of the graduate program other than admission and retention. The Committee shall make recommendations to the dean and report its activities to the Council.
2. The Program Committee shall review (a) proposals for new degree programs and changes to existing programs and (b) reports of committees evaluating existing programs. The committee shall make recommendations to the Council concerning the approval, revision, continuation, or termination of all graduate programs.
3. The Policy & Planning Committee shall work with the dean to (a) develop strategic initiatives to enhance and re-envision graduate education at UGA and (b) recommend to the Council policy for the governance of graduate education. It shall include a graduate student member and report its activities to the Council.
4. The Appeals Committee shall hear appeals from (a) applicants denied admission to graduate study, (b) students denied a change of degree objective by the Graduate School, (c) students dismissed by the academic unit and/or the Graduate School, (d) students denied an extension of time, (e) students who have violated the Continuous Enrollment Policy, (f) students contesting a course grade, and (g) faculty whose membership in the Graduate Faculty has been removed or revoked. The committee shall make recommendations to the dean and report its activities to the Council.