University Graduate Committee

Termination Date: Standing Committee, last revision April 2011; July 2012, August 2012.
 

Purpose: To review and make recommendations on policies and regulations pertaining to graduate study; to advise the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School in the execution of these policies; to review and recommend the approval of graduate programs and courses.
 

Membership: Voting membership of the committee shall consist of two faculty members with graduate teaching status from each college selected by the Faculty Senate (At least one faculty member shall be a Faculty Senator, but Faculty Senators should not hold a majority of faculty membership on the committee); one graduate student from each college selected by the Student Government Association, the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School, the Registrar (ex officio, non-voting), and the Dean of Library Services or his/her designee. The faculty members shall serve two year terms with one member of each college being replaced each year. Term of service for student members shall be one year.
 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To examine and evaluate the graduate curriculum of the University for possible improvement.
  • To recommend revisions and to initiate suggestions for study or actions by the graduate faculty of the colleges and/or departments.
  • To pursue the development of experimental and innovative graduate curricular programs.
  • To make recommendations on proposals for new graduate curricular programs and changes in graduate offerings which have been approved by the appropriate college graduate committee and dean.
  • To coordinate and promote the activities of the college graduate committee.
  • To recommend policies, standards, and regulations pertaining to graduate academic programs and admissions.
  • To make the final decision on appointments to the graduate faculty as outlined in PAc-6 in the event the nomination is rejected by the college graduate committee.
  • To review the admissions standards for University graduate programs.
 

Officers: Chair - Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School who shall vote only in case of a tie; and a Vice Chair as selected by the committee from the membership.
 

Frequency of Meetings: At least twice a semester. (2017 Schedule)
 

Reporting Channels: Recommendatory to the Provost. Recommended changes in policies and procedures shall be reported to the Faculty Senate.
 

Minutes & Proposals Copied to: The Library, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, Staff Congress, and Registrar.
 

Support Services: Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School shall provide administrative support.


Proposals

Electronic proposals must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. PDFs will not be accepted.


Reinstatement of a Program or Course

Reinstatement Proposal guidelines are to be followed for reinstatements. A proposed reinstatement should utilize a Type II (for a course) or a Type III (for a program) proposal. Any program reinstatement must occur within the five year suspension period.
 

 

MEMBERSHIP

The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair.
 

Name

Representing

Term Ending

Teame Ghirmay

BUS

2017 - 19

Michael Hypes

BUS

2016 - 18

Edna Schack

EDU

2017 - 19

Jody Fernandez

EDU

2016 - 18

Verdie Craig

HUM

2016 - 18

Robyn Moore

HUM

2017 - 19

Tim Thornberry

ST

2016 - 18

Patricia Harrelson

ST

2017 - 19

TBD

Student BUS

1 year term

TBD

Student EDU

1 year term

TBD

Student HUM

1 year term

TBD

Student ST

1 year term

David Gregory

Dean of Library Services or Designee

Fixed

Michael Henson

Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of Graduate School

Chair

All 1 year terms end August 15 of each fiscal year.

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