Programs: The Statutes of the Board of Trustees vest in the Graduate Faculty the responsibility for academic policy in Graduate School programming. This responsibility is delegated to members of the Graduate Faculty who are elected to the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council thus reviews all new or modified graduate program proposals emanating from the Graduate Faculty. When favorable Council action results, the Dean of the Graduate School will send the proposal, together with Council recommendations, to the Provost, who may then recommend the proposal to the Chancellor for submission to the President or the Board of Trustees, as appropriate.
Policies: Graduate School policy recommendations having no budgetary or organizational implications will be sent to the Provost by the Dean of the Graduate School and will become effective upon approval by the Provost.
Graduate Council policy recommendations that are not associated with Graduate Faculty program proposals or internal administration of the Graduate School will be sent to the Office of the Provost and Faculty Senate Executive Committee. It is understood that such recommendations may be referred to other Councils of the Senate, to the assembled Senate, or to the Chancellor. Communication of such recommendations to the Office of the Provost shall be the responsibility of the Graduate School. Communication of such recommendations to the Senate Executive Committee shall be the responsibility of the Chair of the Graduate Council.
Approved by Provost effective 5/18/15
This policy was issued on June 15, 2015, replacing the April 3, 2000 version.
Document Reference: 1L11
Origin: VPP 4/30/75; OP 11/5/90; GR 14/15-17