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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council provides guidance and direction for the university's graduate programs.  The Council considers and recommends graduate curriculum changes and new programs; policies on graduate admission, academic standards, and graduation requirements; policies on graduate faculty status; policies regarding graduate assistants; and policies on graduate stipends and assistantships and their distribution to programs.

Membership on the Graduate Council consists of one tenured graduate faculty member from each college with graduate programs.  Colleges with doctoral programs will have an additional faculty representative from the doctoral program(s).  Two graduate students appointed by the Graduate Student Council will serve on the committee.  The Graduate Dean and the Director of Assessment Services will serve on the Council as ex-officio, nonvoting members.  This council reports to the VCAAR through the Dean of the Graduate School.

For Graduate Council Meeting Minutes, please visit the Graduate Council Archive.

For Graduate Bulletin Changes, go to the Faculty Forms section to find Bulletin Change Transmittal Forms.

2015-16 Graduate Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines

(For detailed information, go to GC Meeting Dates and Deadlines.  All regularly scheduled Graduate Council Meetings will be held in the Library 6th Floor Conference Room #603 from 3 pm - 5pm.  Agenda Items must be submitted to the Graduate School office, Library 6th Floor Suite 619F, by the deadlines posted.)

September 17, 2015      GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, September 4, 2015)

October 22, 2015          GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, October 9, 2015)

December 14, 2015*     GC Meeting      (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, November 27, 2015)

January 21, 2016          GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, January 8, 2016)

February 11, 2016        GC Meeting         (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, January 29, 2016)

March 17, 2016**         GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, February 26, 2016)

April 15, 2016               GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, April 1, 2016)

April 22, 2016               GC Meeting        (Additional Mtg had to be scheduled, deadline N/A)

*(Originally scheduled for Dec 10th, but had to be rescheduled for Dec 14, 2015 at 2:30)

** (Originally scheduled for Mar 10th, but had to be rescheduled for Mar 17, 2016 at 3:00)

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  • Steve Green
  • John Mello
  • Gil Fowler
  • Audrey Bowser
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  • Lauri Umansky
  • Deborah Chappel-Traylor
  • Angie Schmidt
  • Shawn Drake
  • Hideya Koizumi
  • Tanja McKay
  • Melissa Jackson
  • Summer Deprow
  • Andrew Sustich
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