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Clemson University Graduate School

University Graduate Council

University faculty provide direction for the Graduate School through the Graduate Council.

Council Roles

The council:

  • Provides oversight for policy and procedural implementation related to graduate education.
  • Receives, stimulates and originates proposals for the development of graduate education.
  • Reviews, considers and disseminates recommendations from its constituent committees.
  • Approves and forwards recommendations to the Academic Council.

Committee Roles and Purposes

Graduate Advisory Committee

Independently studies and reviews policy on non-curricular graduate student academic matters and on those issues affecting the general welfare of graduate students.

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Acts for the faculty in reviewing all proposals for curricular changes and recommends such changes to the provost. The committee is composed of the graduate dean as a nonvoting chairperson and faculty elected from academic college graduate curriculum committees. The Graduate Curriculum Committee meetings are open to all Graduate Students and faculty.

Admissions and Continuing Enrollment Committee

Addresses concerns related to admission procedures and dismissals from graduate programs.

Fellowships and Awards

Selects recipients for University-wide fellowships and graduate awards.

Grievance Committee

This committee’s role is outlined in detail in the section on Appeals and Grievances.

Academic Integrity Committee

Hears allegations of violations of academic integrity by graduate students