The Graduate Council is the representative body of the faculty of the Graduate School. The purpose of the Graduate Council is to promote excellence in all graduate programs. While the Graduate Council performs the functions of review and coordination, the departments and other schools are responsible for supporting and managing graduate programs.
There are four standing committees of the Graduate Council:
The Admissions and Academic Standards Committee recommends and reviews admissions and degree requirements for graduate programs. The committee hears appeals from applicants denied admission to graduate study by or dismissed from the Graduate School and makes recommendations to the dean.
The Internal Review Committee is responsible for reviewing all graduate programs as part of the university program review procedures and establishing guidelines for graduate program review. The committee also makes recommendations concerning these reviews to the Graduate Council.
The Policy and Procedures Committee recommends policies and procedures for governance of graduate education to the Graduate Council.
The Programs and Courses Committee reviews proposals for new and revised post-baccalaureate graduate and professional courses and degree programs and makes recommendations to the Graduate Council.