The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)
serves as the primary faculty governance body for all graduate school
related activities. It is a standing committee of the University
Faculty Senate and is made up of representatives from all academic
departments offering graduate programs and/or specializations and a
representative from the University library. The Chair of the
Graduate Student Association and one member of the GSA at large are also
members with voting privileges. The Dean of Graduate Studies is an
The primary functions of the GSC are to:
Review and recommend to the Curriculum
Committee all proposals and recommendations regarding graduate
courses and programs.
Formulate and recommend to the Faculty
Senate academic policies affecting graduate matters such as academic
standards, degree requirements, and
Evaluate proposals and recommendations
of faculty members, departments, and university committees for their
effect on the whole graduate program.
Hear appeals from the administrative
decisions of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies relative to
admission to candidacy, meeting of degree requirements and similar
Recommend to the Dean the names of
graduate students eligible for scholarships, fellowships and other
Present to the Faculty Senate an
annual report of the activities of the committee prior to the close
of the academic year.
Advise the Dean regarding graduate
programs, policies and procedures.