Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Graduate Council are to:
1. Recommend general policies and regulations for graduate programs, including general admission requirements, language requirements, procedures for conducting general examinations, criteria for admission to candidacy, regulations for the preparation and submission of theses, and the coordination of interdisciplinary programs.
2. Recommend criteria for the graduate faculty and review proposed new graduate programs and proposed terminations of current graduate programs.
3. Assist and make recommendations on matters of institutional effectiveness relating to graduate studies, including adherence to standards of the university as printed in the catalog and to the accreditation criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
4. Periodically review graduate programs and make recommendations concerning their strengths and weaknesses.
5. Serve as liaison between the graduate faculty and administration.
6. Recommend policies on professional development of the graduate faculty.
Primary Responsibility Area: Academic
Membership: Shall consist of the chairs or representatives of departments with graduate programs.
Chair: Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
|Members||Expiration of Term|
|Dr. Chris Estepp, Animal Science||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Bonnie Warnock, Range and Wildlife Management||ex officio, voting|
|Ms. Carol Fairlie, Art||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Chris Ritzi, Biology||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Laura Payne, English||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Liz Measures, Geology||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Mark Saka, History||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Esther Rumsey, Liberal Arts||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. David Watson, Political Science; Public Administration||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Bill Green, Business Administration||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Barbara Tucker, Counseling||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Scarlet Clouse, Educational Diagnostician||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Education Generalist||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Jim Hector, Educational Administration; Health and Human Performance||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Pat Seawell, Reading Specialist||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Lorie Rubenser, Homeland Security; Criminal Justice||ex officio, voting|
|Dr. Sharon Hileman, Dean of Graduate Studies - Chair||ex officio, voting|