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The Graduate Council serves as the executive committee of the graduate faculty. Issues associated with graduate education are often distinctly different from those that surround undergraduate education.  To provide faculty and student input to policy decisions, the Graduate Council represents the Graduate Faculty, serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the Graduate College, approves new graduate programs, and establishes educational policies that govern graduate education throughout the College. The Council is elected and meets at least monthly during the academic year.


Graduate Council Dates for 2016-2017

All meetings are 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. in 3150 Beardshear Hall.

  • Tuesday, August 30
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • Wednesday, Nov 16
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14
  • Wednesday, Jan 25
  • Wednesday, Feb 15
  • Wednesday, Mar 22
  • Wednesday, April 19


Graduate Council Constitution

Graduate Council By Laws

Graduate College Handbook

List of Disciplines and Departments

Academic Program Approval procedure (faculty handbook, Chap 10.8.1,    p.176)

Docket items that need approval after the Graduate Council are forwarded on to:
Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee

Faculty Senate 


Board of Regents