Chancellor’s Council on Graduate Studies (CCGS)

Purpose

The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has been charged by the General Assembly with the responsibility to approve, approve with stipulations, or disapprove all new degrees and new degree programs to be offered by institutions of higher education in the State of Ohio. As part of the process needed to fulfill this general charge, the Chancellor has delegated the responsibility for the assessment of new graduate degree programs to the Chancellor’s Council on Graduate Studies (CCGS), which is composed of the graduate deans of the Ohio universities. Graduate program evaluation by CCGS leads to a formal recommendation and report from CCGS to the Chancellor. Responsibility for the final program decision, however, rests with the Chancellor. Program assessment and evaluation are based on the criteria provided in the CCGS Guidelines and Procedures for Review and Approval of Graduate Degree Programs.

The "Guidelines and Procedures for Review and Approval of Graduate Degree Programs" can be obtained from the graduate deans. To find your graduate dean, please see the roster below.

Important CCGS Links

2021 CCGS Meeting Schedule

  • 2021 Meeting Schedule (Word)
  • Map & directions to the Ohio Department of Higher Education office
  • January 22, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance) 
  • Feb 19, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00PM: Online Meeting
  • March 26, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance)
  • April 16, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00PM: Online Meeting
  • May 14, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance)
  • June 18, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm OR 12:00pm-1:00pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102 OR Online Meeting - On-call for proposals  
  • July 23, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance)
  • August 13, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00PM: Online Meeting
  • September 172021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance)
  • October 15, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00PM: Online Meeting
  • November 192021, 9:30am-2:30pm: ODE Bldg., 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 1st Floor, EDU Conference Room 102/Online (based on Ohio guidance)
  • December 17, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00PM: Online Meeting

Participating Member Institutions

Please note that Case Western Reserve University and the University of Dayton, (private institutions) which have extensive doctoral programs, were invited to join and are included in CCGS.

Contact

Steve Nameth, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Graduate Program Review
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Phone: 614-466-0886 Cell: 614-915-4749
snameth@highered.ohio.gov