Review, evaluate, and provide recommendations to the Provost/Academic Vice President on proposals for new graduate programs, and on existing programs on a continuing basis; promote quality in graduate programs; develop University-wide policies on graduate students; develop policies on financial aid for graduate students and develop agenda for graduate faculty meetings.
The Graduate Council consists of faculty members elected by the graduate faculty within each college or school providing graduate programs, in numbers proportional to the size of their graduate faculty and graduate student body, as outlined in the Bylaws. The dean of the Graduate School shall serve as chairperson. In addition, six faculty members and two graduate students are appointed by the dean of the Graduate School. The following shall serve as ex-officio members: Provost/Academic Vice President, the dean of University Libraries, a representative of the College of Continuing Studies, and a Graduate Faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate.
The Graduate Council has five standing committees. Each committee shall include at least one member from four or more of the schools and colleges. The dean of the Graduate School or a representative designated by the dean shall serve in an ex-officio capacity on each committee but shall not vote except to break a tie. The dean shall appoint a member of each committee to serve as chair, and that chair shall be empowered to schedule meetings and apportion workloads among committee The following standing committees act on the matters indicated and on others, as charged by the dean of the Graduate School:
The Council may create, by a majority vote, or the dean of the Graduate School may appoint, other ad hoc committees as they deem necessary to conduct the business of the Graduate School.