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Membership of the Graduate Council

Section 14.1 of the Graduate School Handbook

Faculty Members. Twelve members of the graduate faculty are appointed for terms of three years by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School in consultation with the executive deans and University Senate faculty leadership (the chair and vice-chair of Faculty Council, the chair of the University Senate steering committee, and the secretary of the University Senate). Three of the twelve shall be members of the University Senate.

Graduate faculty members of the Graduate Council should have experience as a Graduate Studies Committee Chair or other significant involvement in graduate education. Nine of the twelve graduate faculty members will be nominated by executive deans from lists solicited from the faculty of their respective colleges; three by the executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; three by the executive dean of the Health Sciences; and three by the executive dean of the professional colleges. Three of the twelve graduate faculty members will be appointed by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School.

Alternate Faculty Members. Alternate graduate faculty representatives will be identified and nominated by colleges and approved by the Graduate School as alternates. Faculty alternates have the general powers and privileges as regular members when in attendance. If a graduate faculty member of the GC cannot attend the GC meetings then the alternate faculty members should be informed to serve as a proxy.

Graduate Student Members. Two graduate students shall be appointed by the Council of Graduate Students. These members shall serve terms of one year and shall be eligible for three consecutive terms.

Alternate Student Members. Alternate student representatives will be identified by the Council of Graduate Students (CGS). Student alternates have the general powers and privileges as regular members. If a graduate student member of the CGS cannot attend the GC or CGS meeting(s) then the alternative student representative(s) should be informed to serve as proxy.

Non-Voting Members. The President of the CGS and the Vice President for Research are non-voting members of the Graduate Council.

Chair. A faculty chair of the Graduate Council will be elected annually from and by the members of the Graduate Council. The chair will sit on the University Senate’s faculty cabinet.

Administrator. The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School or the Dean’s designee serves as the chief administrator for the Graduate Council.