The Board of Graduate Studies

Charge:
The Board of Graduate Studies:

1. Works towards resolving redundancies across colleges involving:

  • new graduate courses or revisions to existing graduate courses that are approved by the college curriculum committees.
  • new graduate programs or revisions to existing graduate programs that are approved by the college curriculum committees. (Graduate programs are defined in the University Catalog.)

2. Ensures that resources exist to accommodate the requirements of new graduate courses and programs or revisions to existing graduate courses and programs when the requirements draw upon resources in other colleges.
3. Makes certain that graduate courses or programs support the Mission of the University.
4. Implements and decides upon revisions to the graduate University Grading Policies, such as university grading designations and standards for graduation.
5. Initiates revisions and recommends improvements to the Graduate University Catalog.
6. Reviews and makes recommendations on issues concerning the scheduling of the Graduate Academic Calendar.

Membership:
Membership consists of six (6) tenured or tenure-track faculty members (two from each college elected by the Faculty Assembly), the deans (or their representatives) of the three colleges, one (1) graduate student recommended by the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the University Registrar (ex officio, non-voting), and the Provost-- and Chief Academic Officer (ex officio, non-voting). The Chair will be elected from the faculty members by the committee.