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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 Curriculum Related Changes, go to the Curriculum Forms section at Curriculum Committee Forms. 

2016-17 Graduate Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines

For meeting dates and the submission deadlines for inclusion on curriculum council agenda, please visit: Curriculum_Committee_Calendar

An electronic copy of proposals must be emailed to curriculum@astate.edu by the given deadlines for these to be included on the meeting agendas.

MEMBERS

  • Steve Bounds
  • Deborah Chappel-Traylor
  • Shawn Drake
  • Gil Fowler
  • Steve Green
  • Brandon Kemp
  • Hideya Koizumi
  • David LaVetter
  • Fabricio Medina-Bolivar
  • John Mello
  • Jill Oswaks
  • Hunter Sadler
  • Lauren Schack-Clark
  • Lauri Umansky

ADHE Criteria and Procedures Manual for Preparing Academic Proposals

ADHE Criteria and Procedures

Letters of Intent

Memorandum of Understanding

Guide to ADHE Letter of Notifications

All documentation to be sent to ADHE must be submitted by the Office of Academic Affairs and Research (AAR), and must go through regular curriculum process. Please see the following specific curriculum forms created for changes requiring:

 

Established form

LON 3 - NEW OPTION, CONCENTRATION, EMPHASIS

New_Emphasis_Concentration_or_Option_Proposal_Form

LON 5 - DELETION

(Certificate, Degree, Option/Emphasis/Concentration, Organizational Unit)

Program_Emphasis_or_Minor_Deletion_Proposal_Form

LON 11  - RECONFIGURATION OF EXISTING DEGREE PROGRAMS

(Consolidation or Separation of Degrees to Create New Degree)

Reconfig_Program_Proposal_Form

For all other LONs, please utilize the LONs_Proposal_Form Document, available on our Curricular Forms page. A guide for LON selection is included in this document. Please select the one you require and delete the others, and submit this form through the regular curriculum process.