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