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The Graduate Curriculum Committee reviews curricular issues related to graduate education, including proposals for creating, revising, and deleting graduate programs, certificates, and tracks, and courses.

Meeting Schedule

On April 7, 2016,the Faculty Senate Steering Committee established Wednesday as the standard meeting day and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. as the standard meeting time. The standard meeting time does not prevent the curricular committees from scheduling a longer or additional meeting to address time-sensitive deadlines. The specific meeting schedule for the committee is maintained by the College of Graduate Studies at Graduate Curriculum Committee Website.

Committee Members

Nan Yu, Chair
College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Emily Stettner
College of Graduate Studies

Meeting Materials

The official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting are distributed and maintained by the College of Graduate Studies and can found on the Graduate Curriculum Committee Website.


The Graduate Curriculum Committee shall consist of one graduate faculty member from each academic unit, at least four of whom are members of the Faculty Senate, and a graduate student. The graduate student representative will be appointed by the chair of the council based on recommendations made by the president of the Graduate Student Association and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The ex officio members include the dean of the College of Graduate Studies (or designee) and the assistant or associate dean (or designee) whose responsibilities include graduate curricular issues from each of the colleges. The council vice chair will serve as the chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee. The vice chair shall be elected annually by its membership at the first meeting of the committee after the new Faculty Senate is elected, normally in the early fall term.Terms of service shall be three years, staggered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To review curricular issues related to graduate education and make recommendations to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  2. To review changes to existing graduate programs (such as hours, thesis/non-thesis options).
  3. To review new tracks or options to existing graduate programs and deletions of tracks or options.
  4. To review new certificate programs and the deletion of existing certificate programs.
  5. To review all requests for additions, revisions, and deletions of graduate and special topic courses.
  6. To review all matters referred by the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Committee Guidance

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