Graduate Council

Charge: The Graduate Council shall advise the dean of the graduate college on policies and procedures relating to graduate admissions, curricula, and programs of the university. Graduate Council members shall be elected by and from graduate faculty members in departments which offer graduate degrees. The membership of the council shall consist of an elected graduate faculty representative from each of the colleges (two from Arts and Sciences, one from the liberal arts and one from the sciences). The chair of the council shall be the graduate dean.

Membership & Reporting: Faculty Senators/Deans conduct election of tenured faculty members from Graduate Faculty; Dean of Graduate Studies chairs Committee; charge to Committee given by Dean of Graduate Studies; recommendations from Committee presented to Graduate Dean and Provost.  Faculty members may not serve on the Graduate Council and Graduate Faculty Review Committee simultaneously.

Committee Members 

Brett Welch (Vice Provost, Digital Learning; Dean, Graduate Studies), Chair Ex Officio
Theresa Hefner-Babb(Accreditation and Assessment) Ex Officio
David Short (Registrar) Ex Officio
Ruthie Robinson (Arts & Sciences) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Connie Howard (Fine Arts & Communication) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Yueqing Li (Engineering) FALL 2022-SUM 2025
Cristina Rio (Education & Human Development) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Neil Faulk (Education & Human Development) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Thomas Harvey (Education & Human Development) Complete term Spring 23 -Sum24 FALL 2021-SUM 2024
John McCollough (Business) FALL 2024-SUM 2027