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 Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and 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.                                               

Graduate Council Members

Graduate Faculty Membership Guidelines

Graduate Faculty Membership Application