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Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee

The Graduate Council Program Review and Awards Committee provides guidance to the College of Graduate Studies about the quality of our graduate programs through recommendations to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

The Program Review and Awards Committee is involved in the formal program review process that examines our programs on a 7-year cycle by making recommendations as needed concerning the programs. The Program Review and Awards Committee also engages in an ongoing discussion of the factors that promote quality in graduate education and examines how these factors influence our programs.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To review graduate programs as part of the program review cycle, identify factors that promote quality in graduate programs, and update faculty status for those faculty members participating in the graduate programs. The committee reports findings and recommendations to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  • To review proposals of new graduate programs and deletion of existing programs that will be submitted to this committee by the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies will forward the resulting recommendations to the provost and executive vice president. Following all necessary reviews and approvals, the recommendations will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for their review and approval.
  • To review nominees for the graduate student awards for teaching, thesis, and dissertation given by the College of Graduate Studies and for the University Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award and the University Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award. Recommendations are forwarded to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Membership

The Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee consists of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, 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 Program Review and Awards Committee. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered.The Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee consists of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, 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 Program Review and Awards Committee. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered.

 
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