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Graduate Appeals Committee

The Graduate Appeals Committee is a committee of the Graduate Council.

Duties of the Graduate Appeals Committee

  • To hear petitions for variances from established policies governing post-baccalaureate, certificate, or graduate degrees regardless of administrative level from which the policy emanated including the graduate program, the college, or the university.
  • To hear other cases as referred by the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies including but not limited to appeals of adverse admissions decisions, appeals of adverse administrative decisions, and appeals originating in The Golden Rule and requiring a decision by the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  • To hear all requests from graduate program directors for exceptions to graduate policies and procedures.
  • To identify graduate program practices that have policy implications and refer them to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  • To review all matters referred by the Graduate Council.
  • All conclusions of deliberations by the Graduate Appeal Committee are considered recommendations to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies who makes the final decision for the university.

Membership

The Graduate Appeals Committee consists of at least one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, a graduate student, and the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies (ex officio) or her/his designee. The council chair will appoint the chair of the Graduate Appeals Committee. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered. The graduate student representative will be appointed by the chair of the council based on recommendations made by the president of the Graduate Student Association and the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

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