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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the principal advisory body of the Graduate School and participates in the development of rules, policies, and standards pertaining to graduate programs, graduate associates, and graduate fellowships.

Faculty from the range of graduate programs make up its membership. 

Graduate Council Membership, 2017–18
Member Appointment
Arts & Sciences
John Freudenstein, Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology 2018
Marcus Kurtz, Political Science 2019
Jane Hathaway, History 2020
Health Sciences
James DeWille, Veterinary Biosciences 2018
Jeffrey Walline, Optometry 2019
Kristy Browning, Nursing 2020
Professional Colleges
Scott Scheer (faculty senator), Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership 2018
Mona Makhija, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Serving 1-year for Rama Yedavalli, Mechanical & Aeorspace Engineering—on Sabatical) 2018
Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering 2020
Graduate School
Alan Hirvela (faculty senator), Teaching & Learning Administration 2018
Kate Calder (faculty senator), Statistics 2019
Samuel Hodge, (faculty senator), Human Sciences 2020
Graduate Students
David Bowers, Human Sciences Administration  
Chris Pierce, Physics  
Administrator
M. Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School standing
Non-Voting Members
Alex Wesaw, President, Council of Graduate Students standing
Caroline Whitacre, Senior Vice President for Research standing

2017–2018 Graduate Council

Membership
Meeting Notes:  SEPT 11 | OCT 23 | DEC 4

2016-2017 Graduate Council

Membership
Meeting Notes:  SEPT 26 | OCT 31 | JAN 23 | FEB 27 | MAR 27

2015-2016 Graduate Council

Membership
Meeting Notes:  SEPT 14 | OCT 26 | JAN 25 | FEB 29

2014-2015 Graduate Council

Membership
Meeting Notes:  AUG 26  |  SEPT 22  |  OCT 27  |  JAN 26  |  FEB 23  |  APR 20

2013-2014 Graduate Council

Membership
Meeting Notes:  SEPT 16  |  OCT 14  |  JAN 13 (meeting cancelled)  |  FEB 17  |  MAR 17​