Graduate Council


  1. To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new graduate curricula and programs proposed by the various departments and colleges.
  2. To review existing graduate offerings and make appropriate recommendations to the council of deans.
  3. To initiate and recommend policies relevant to graduate degree requirements, grading and credit policies, academic standards, and related matters.
  4. To review and recommend policies and criteria for graduate faculty status.
  5. To act as an academic appeal board for graduate students.

Annual Report:

The Faculty Senate requests that this council provide a written report to the Faculty Senate by October 1 of each year. This report should summarize the body´s activities during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline long-range planning for the following year. This report should be approved by the membership of the committee.


  1. Department chairs are selected by the Faculty Senate, one from each of the colleges. No other department chair may serve on the council.
  2. Graduate faculty members with the rank of assistant professor or above are appointed by the Faculty Senate, one from each college.
  3. Each college, according to the procedure for appointing college committees, appoints one faculty member.
  4. One graduate student is selected by the Faculty Senate, one graduate student is selected by the Graduate Council, and one graduate student is elected by the Student Government Association.

The associate provost and dean of the graduate school serves as chair of the Graduate Council. The council elects its secretary. The provost and the registrar serve as ex officio, non-voting members. Members serve four-year terms on a rotating basis for each of the first three categories. Students serve one-year terms.


Member Term Title
Stephanie Bellar Graduate Dean and Chair
Brent Hill (NSM) 2017 Faculty Senate Appointment
Tom Oxner (BUS) 2017 Faculty Senate Appointment
Art Gillaspy (HBS) 2018 Faculty Senate Appointment
Wendy Lucas (LA) 2015 Faculty Senate Appointment
Terry James (ED) 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment
John Gale (FAC) 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment
Michael Rosenow (LA) 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Arijit Mukherjee (NSM) 2018 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Letha Mosley (HBS)  2016 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Janet Filer (ED) 2017 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Noel Campbell (BUS)  2016 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Mark Spitzer (FAC)  2016 Faculty Senate Appointment, Graduate Faculty
Michael Schaefer (LA) 2016 College Appointment
RB Lenin (NSM) 2016 College Appointment
Rhonda McClellan (ED) 2015 College Appointment
Bruce Hutchinson (FAC) 2015 College Appointment
Mark McMurtrey (BUS) 2018 College Appointment
Joan Simon (HBS)  2018 College Appointment
VACANT Faculty Senate, Graduate Student Appt.
VACANT Graduate Council, Graduate Student Appt.
Jaclyn Austin SGA, Graduate Student Appt.
Steve Runge Provost
Becky Rasnick Registrar


Meetings: X-period the third Thursday, each month. On call other times as needed.

Reports to: Provost

Send minutes to: Chair of the Committee on Committees              �

Page last updated:  11/21/2014