Graduate Council

Chair:

Cara Nelson 
Sara Rinfret, Co-Chair

Meetings:  

Graduate Council meets every Wednesday 12:00 p.m..,Gallagher Business Building, Room 202.
Contact the Faculty Senate Office to be added to the distribution list to receive meeting agendas and minutes.

Resources:

Curricular Forms
Graduate Advising Guidelines
Graduate Increment Guidelines Co-convening Guidelines

Responsibilities

  • Promote, review, and evaluate graduate programs to ensure vitality, currency, and quality;
  • Review and make recommendations on all requests for new programs, for deletions of programs, and for curriculum additions or changes by departments and schools;
  • Consider suggested changes in Graduate School regulations;
  • Consider issues raised by graduate students relating to regulations of specific graduate programs or their welfare;
  • Initiate and supervise interdisciplinary graduate programs in response to national, regional, or state needs, or to the desires and needs of sufficient numbers of graduate students;
  • Decide on substantive matters relating to graduate programs, curricula, general Graduate School regulations, awards and scholarships, etc., and forward decisions to the Graduate School, Faculty Senate, and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as appropriate. 

Membership

Graduate Council consists of 12 faculty members, three graduate students, and the Graduate School administrator or the administrator's designee (ex-officio and non-voting). Each faculty member nominated to this committee shall have an appointment in a department or school with a graduate program and be active in that program.

Subcommittees

1) Doctoral Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) Admissions Committee

The DIS Admission Committee is composed of five faculty members from any Schools or Colleges that offer graduate programs. The DIS Oversight Committee Chair shall be a member of the DIS Admissions Committee. At least three of the five faculty members shall be from different doctoral-granting programs. The DIS Admissions Committee shall be responsible for  admitting students to the DIS.

2) DIS Oversight Committee

The DIS Oversight Committee is composed of Graduate Council doctoral program faculty. In concert with the Graduate School's Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, the committee provides oversight of the DIS Program and provides consultative guidance to the DIS Admissions Committee.