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 on the basis of one member for each ten percent or major fraction of graduate faculty membership and of graduate student enrollment (each unit has at least one). The Dean of the Graduate School shall serve as chairperson. Six faculty members and two graduate students are appointed by the President’s Office on recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School. One faculty member is appointed by the Faculty Senate. The following shall serve as ex-officio members: Provost/Academic Vice President and the Dean of University Libraries.
Nominations can be submitted online through 5C. Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships management system (in Graduate Administrative Services).
Do keep in mind that a strong nomination letter is perhaps one of the most important parts of each nomination. Each announcement above include a section to help guide faculty when writing their letters.