The graduate curriculum at Northeastern is governed by the Northeastern faculty and the Provost, through various elected committees of the Faculty Senate. The Graduate College Advisory Committee (GCAC), a committee which reports to the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs (FCAA), reviews curriculum proposals after the college curriculum committees have approved them. Once GCAC approves a proposal, they pass it along to FCAA for final faculty approval before the final approval of the Provost.
The GCAC membership for the 2014-2015 academic year:
FCAA has developed guidelines and forms for the curriculum process as well as general instructions for the curricular proposal process:
- Graduate course modification guidelines and form
- Graduate program modification guidelines and form
- New graduate course guidelines and form
Developing New Graduate Programs
- FCAA's new graduate program guidelines and form
- To begin work on a new program, departments should contact the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research to begin the planning. GCAC has developed a rubric to help with the successful development and implementation of a new graduate program. Departments will find it useful to use the rubric in consultation with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.