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Graduate Council

The Graduate School

The Graduate Council is the university-wide body responsible for approving all procedures, regulations and curriculum matters affecting graduate students and programs.

2019-20 Meetings (Open), 3 p.m., UC Annex 203

September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
January 27, 2020
February 17, 2020
March 16, 2020
April 20, 2020

Graduate Council's agenda and minutes for the previous academic years are located here.


Graduate Faculty Nominations/Renewal Form is to be completed before the faculty is to begin instruction and 10 days before the next Graduate Council meeting.


Curriculum and Program Proposals
To propose a new or revised course (Course Proposal form) or new or altered program (Program Proposal form), you will need to go to the Curriculum Forms homepage (Academic Affairs website). Read the directions and select the appropriate form. Completed forms, with all signatures up to the Dean of The Graduate School (registrar, provost, etc.), must be submitted to the The Graduate School on Friday, 10 days before the Graduate Council meeting during which the proposal is to be considered.


Graduate Council Membership, 2019-20

Dr. Irene Pittman Aiken, Chair of the Graduate Council Dr. Roger Ladd, English Education
Dr. Whitney Akers, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Dr. Mario Paparozzi, Member-at-large
Ms. Christine Bell, Business Administration Dr. Gretchen Robinson, School Administration and Special Education
Ms. Latoya Brewer, Mathematics Education Ms. Carla Rokes, Art Education
Dr. Kirill Bumin, Secretary of the Graduate Council Dr. H. Kim Sellers, Reading Education
Dr. Serina Cinnamon, Social Studies Education Dr. Emily Sharum, Public Administration
Ms. Susan Edkins, Athletic Training Dr. Thomas Trendowski, Physical Education
Dr. Michele Fazio, Member-at-large Dr. Summer Woodside, Social Work
Dr. Kelly Ficklin, Elementary Education Dr. Velinda Woriax, Member-at-large
Dr. Rita Hagevik, Science Education  
Dr. Julie Harrison-Swartz, Nursing  
Dr. Shenika Jones, Professional School Counseling TBD, Master of Arts in Teaching program director
Ms. Stephanie Lohr Robinson, GSO President TBD, Middle Grades Education program director