The Graduate Council is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate and reports to the Senate on graduate policy and curriculum matters. The Graduate Council deals with policy issues and standards for the university.
The Graduate Council consists of all of the members of the committees of the Graduate Council and the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies (ex officio). All members of the Council must be tenured or tenure-earning faculty holding the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor; general faculty of comparable rank with multi-year appointments; or professional librarians of comparable rank. All members of the Graduate Council must meet the qualifications for participating in graduate education as specified by the Council and published in the Graduate Catalog. The Committee on Committees shall select the faculty members for all committees of the Graduate Council and shall solicit nominees from the deans of the respective academic units as well as from the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies, among others. The council chair and vice chair must be current Faculty Senate members and are elected annually by the membership of the council at the first meeting after the new committee is constituted, normally early in the fall term. The elected chair of the council will serve as the chair of the Graduate Policy Committee. The vice chair of the council will serve as the chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee.
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