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Graduate Council Standing Committees

The Dean of The Graduate School and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall serve as ex-officio members of all committees. The Council shall be organized into five standing committees.

Standing Committees: 

  1. Admissions
  2. Program and Curriculum Review
  3. Student Affairs and Academic Appeals
  4. Academic Policy and Evaluation
  5. Graduate Faculty Review

Other committees may be establishd by the Council.  Each committee shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary.

Admission Committee:  The Primary functions of the Admission Committee are:

  1. Develop and recommend general policies and procedures pertaining to graduate student admission standards, registratin, and retention.
  2. Review exceptions to admissions policy and make recommendations relative to acceptance and rejection.
  3. Hear student appeals concerning admissions or re-admission and make recommendations on appeals to the Graduate Council.

Program and Curriculum Review Committee: The primary functions of the Program and Curriculum Review Committee are:

  1. Review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding graduate curricula and proposed programs.
  2. Review proposed new or revised graduate courses.
  3. Receive and review data from department chairpersons regarding program evaluation, and recommend changes as needed.

Student Affairs and Academic Appeals Committee: The primary functions of the Student Affairs and Academic Appeals Committee are:

  1. Review requests from the Dean of The Graduate School and academic units and hold hearings on graduate studetn academic or grade grievances.
  2. Review records and documents relative to the grievance and make recommendations for settlement to the Council.

Academic Policy and Evaluation Committee:  The primary functions of the Academic Policy and Evaluation Committee are: 

  1. Review, initiate and recommend policies, standards, and rules regarding graduate education.
  2. Review academic procedures and make recommendations.
  3. Conduct periodic review of all publications germane to graduate eduction, e.g., handbook, catalogs and brochures to insure that policies and rules are clearly stated.

Graduate Faculty Review Committee: The primary functions of the Graduate Faculty Review Committee are:

  1. Review applications and recommenhd faculty for graduate faculty status.
  2. Review and conduct an annual review of each graduate faculty member.
  3. Review recommendations for removal of members from the graduate faculty.

Quorum and Voting:  A quorum of the Council shall consist of a majority of voting members of the council (i.e., 11 of 20 members).  Only a Graduate Council member shall be able to vote.  The Chairperson of the Graduate Council shall vote only in the case of a tie.

Parliamentary Authority:  The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, the latest education shall govern meetings of the Graduate Council and its committees in all parliamentary situations.

Graduate Council Standing Committees

*Chairperson
**Vice-Chairperson
Ms. Deborah Robinson, Graduate Council Secretary

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