The IU Graduate Faculty Council (GFC) consists of graduate faculty members from all IU campuses with an interest in administration of graduate education. It is both an advisory and legislative board on matters of graduate education and reports to the dean of the University Graduate School (UGS).
This body provides instruction and guidance on matters of the graduate curriculum, admission standards, and degree conferral, and provides general oversight of the academic quality and integrity of graduate programs. The Graduate Faculty Council also advises the dean with respect to the standards of graduate work at IU and in awarding University Graduate School fellowships and grants-in-aid.
Council members are elected once a year on a staggered basis.