Graduate Council


The Graduate Council is responsible for development and approval of policies affecting the total operation of graduate programs and the academic experiences of perspective and currently enrolled students.  The council is composed of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and a faculty member from each degree program which offers courses at the graduate level. The Graduate Council meets twice a year to review and develop policies and procedures and to execute other functions or responsibilities.

The Graduate Council is charged with the following specific responsibilities:

1.  Determine policies of admission, retention, and re-admission to the Graduate School and all other policies related to the conduct and standards of the graduate program;

2.  Approve and improve graduate curricula and programs submitted to the Council from the various departments;

3.  Recommend policies related to curricular structure, academic standards, examinations, requirements for all degrees, etc.; and

4.  Hear all appeals from students and faculty members concerning policies that apply to them.


Minutes from each meeting are available according to meeting dates of this committee.

Academic Year 2008 - 2009

      January 16, 2008 

      February 4, 2009 

      March 25, 2009 

Academic Year 2009 - 2010

       November 9, 2009

Academic Year 2010 - 2011

       September 15, 2010

       October 27, 2010

       November 17, 2010

       November 29, 2010

       February 23, 2011

       March 31, 2011

       April 11, 2011

       April 18, 2011

Academic Year 2011 - 2012

       July 20, 2011

       September 28, 2011


 Graduate Council Members 

Graduate Faculty Selection 

Graduate Faculty 

Graduate Chairpersons and Deans