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University Graduate Council

University faculty provide direction for the Graduate School through the Graduate Council. 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; and approves and forwards recommendations to the Academic Council. The Graduate Council has six committees: Graduate Advisory, Graduate Curriculum, Admission and Continuing Enrollment, Fellowship and Awards, Grievance, and Academic Integrity.

The purpose, roles and compositions of the subcommittees are prescribed by the Faculty Manual. The Admissions and Continuing Enrollment Committee address concerns related to admission procedures and dismissals from graduate programs. Fellowships and Awards selects recipients for University-wide fellowships and graduate awards. The role of the Grievance Committee is outlined in detail in the section on Appeals and Grievances. The Graduate Curriculum Committee acts for the faculty in reviewing all proposals for curricular changes and recommends such changes to the provost. The committee is comprised of the graduate dean, as a nonvoting chairperson, and faculty elected from academic college graduate curriculum committees. The committee is guided by all applicable University rules and regulations and by the policies established by the Academic Council. The Graduate Curriculum Committee meetings are open to all Graduate Students and faculty.