The University Council on Graduate Study (UCGS) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Provost concerning proposals to establish or terminate post-baccalaureate degree and certificate programs throughout the University. It develops basic standards, regulations and policies applicable to all fields of graduate instruction and prepares and approves changes to Regulations Governing Graduate Education at the University of Pittsburgh. It is charged to keep informed regarding the quality of graduate education throughout the University and to conduct its own reviews of programs when necessary. Five of its members serve on the Subcommittee for the Evaluation of Academic Programs. Through the work of its committees andad hoc hoc task forces, it examines and makes recommendations concerning the changing aspects of graduate education, University policies directly affecting graduate students, and resources available to graduate education. UCGS members include twenty-one regular members of the Graduate Faculty, distributed according to the number of Graduate Faculty in each school, and six graduate students. It is chaired by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies.