A. The Graduate Council shall consist of representation from the graduate faculty, the graduate students, and the administration.
One faculty seat shall be apportioned to each graduate degree-granting college. The remaining faculty seats shall be apportioned as follows:
1. Determine an allocation of eight additional
seats in accordance with the ratio between the number of regular full-time
members and associate members of
the graduate faculty in each college, excluding the College of Law and members of the supportive professional staff, to the total number of such faculty
members in all colleges, this being the number reported by the Office of the Provost on January 1 of each year.
2. Determine an allocation of eight additional
seats in accordance with the ratio between the number of graduate academic
degree programs in each college to
the total number of such degree programs in all colleges. Degree programs shall be considered to be those programs offered by departments for which a
separate degree title is offered; options and specializations within degree programs shall not be considered as separate degree programs.
3. Each college shall receive the maximum number
of seats on the council to which it would be entitled under either formula
1) or 2) above. The number of
faculty seats on the council apportioned under this subsection shall be above eight if necessary to accommodate the total number of seats determined to
be needed under the application of these formulae.
Faculty members shall be elected by and from the university faculty who
are eligible to elect, or be elected as, members of the University Council
and who are
also members of the graduate faculties of the college each represents, for three-year staggered terms to begin at the start of the fall semester.
Three additional faculty representatives shall be appointed by the dean
of the Graduate School. These positions shall be apportioned to insure
representation of those graduate degree programs producing the largest number of graduates and those programs offering doctoral degrees. Appointed faculty
representatives shall also serve three-year, staggered terms.
One representative from the College of Law, who shall be entitled to vote
only on matters pertaining to the College of Law, and who shall be elected
by and from
the faculty of that college to serve a three-year term.
One graduate student member from each college shall serve a one-year, renewable
term beginning at the start of the fall semester and ending at the start
succeeding fall semester. Each graduate degree-granting department shall nominate one graduate student to the college student advisory committee which shall
select the college representative.
The dean of the Graduate School shall serve ex officio as a member of the
council and as the chair. A representative of the University Libraries,
appointed by the
director of the University Libraries, shall serve ex officio on the council but shall vote only on matters pertaining to the libraries. The associate dean and the
assistant dean of the Graduate School shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members.
The faculty representatives on the council shall elect from among their
members a faculty representative who shall serve as the assistant chair
of the council. The
assistant chair shall be chosen annually at the first meeting of the council each fall semester and shall serve a renewable term of one year.
B. The Graduate Council shall have responsibility to:
1. Establish general policies for graduate study, including policies applicable to students-at-large.
2. Establish standards for admissions, retention, and awarding graduate degrees by the Graduate School.
3. Promote scholarship, research, and artistic
activities among faculty and graduate students and create an environment
on campus which is conducive to the
pursuit of research and graduate studies.
4. Promote excellence in teaching among graduate
faculty and encourage, where appropriate, the development of excellence
in teaching among graduate
5. Promote, where appropriate, the integration of professional practice, teaching, and scholarly activity.
6. Approve graduate curricular proposals, including
changes in graduate curriculum, submitted by departments and colleges;
and approve and recommend all
new graduate programs.
7. Subject to approval by referendum of the graduate
faculty, the Graduate Council shall determine criteria for recommendations
by departments and other
instructional units of the university for appointments to the graduate faculty.
8. Request the college curriculum committees to
report their decisions involving a duplication of courses for graduate
credit to the chair of the council and to
the vice president and provost.
The chair, the assistant chair, and such other faculty members as the council
may designate shall comprise a committee to prepare the agenda for meetings
Minutes and reports of the Graduate Council shall be deposited in the University
Archives and distributed to the University Council and to such others as
appropriate by the Graduate Council. Substantive changes in policies under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Council must be reported to the University Council.
GRADUATE COUNCIL (GC)
|*^Dean, Graduate School, Chair||ØT. Daniel Griffiths||Rathindra Bose|
|Business||Charles Gowen||Charles Gowen|
|Business||James Johnson||James Johnson||James Johnson|
|Education||Jan Rintala||Wilma Miranda||Wilma Miranda||Wilma Miranda|
|Education||=Diann Musial||Donald Richgel||Donald Richgel||Donald Richgel|
|Education||Karen Cole||Karen Cole||Karen Cole|
|Education||#James Lockard||**James Lockard||James Lockard|
|Education||Amy Rose||Amy Rose||Amy Rose|
|Engineering & Eng. Technology||Abhijit Gupta||Abhijit Gupta||Abhijit Gupta|
|Health and Human Sciences||Nancy Nuzzo||Nancy Nuzzo||Nancy Nuzzo|
|Health and Human Sciences||=Brigid Lusk||Pamela Jackson|
|Law||Lorraine Schmall||Lorraine Schmall||Lorraine Schmall|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||Diana Swanson||Diana Swanson||Diana Swanson|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||#=George Slotsve||#Gregory Waas||Gregory Waas||Gregory Waas|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||**Susan Mini||Jon Carnahan||Jon Carnahan||Jon Carnahan|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||Ross Powell||David Changnon||David Changnon||David Changnon|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||#Bernard Harris||#Bernard Harris|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||Susan Russell||Susan Russell||Susan Russell|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences||Katharina Barbe||Katharina Barbe|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Yale Factor||Yale Factor||Yale Factor|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Charles T. Blickhan||Charles T. Clickhan|
|> Representative, University Libraries||Nestor Osorio||Robert Ridinger|
|+ Associate Dean, Graduate School||Carla Montgomery||Carla Montgomery|
||Jason Varland||Anindya Sen|
||Pavithra Sivasubramaniam||Varad Srivastava|
||Lili Lefticariu||Melissa Hagensee|