The Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies (C-GS) formulates policy concerning the substance and process of graduate education as well as the evaluation and recording of graduate achievement, and reviews the implementation of such policy. The committee also monitors the academic quality and effectiveness of the University's graduate interdisciplinary and joint degree granting programs. Committee members include the Vice Provost for Graduate Education or her delegated staff (ex officio) and representatives from the faculty at large, administration such as the Office of the University Registrar, and students. The Graduate Student Council and the Nominations Committee of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) choose student members.
VPGE recommends, promulgates, and interprets University policies related to graduate education. VPGE oversees administrative and financial systems related to graduate student support, including policies related to requirements for research and teaching assistantships, and minimum compensation levels for those positions. For other policies related to graduate admissions and degree requirements, see relevant sections of this bulletin.