Graduate Studies Committee

CLA Building at night

The Graduate Studies Committee is a sub-committee of the University Senate. It determines Graduate Studies policy and is responsible for graduate curriculum and standards. The voting membership comprises ten members of the faculty (one from each academic college and a second member from each of the colleges with the most graduate programs; three-year terms), and one graduate student (one-year term) whose is appointed by the Graduate Student Association. The Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies, the Dean of University Libraries, and representatives from the Registrars Office and University Admissions are ex officio members. Subcommittees of the Graduate Studies Committee review new and changed graduate courses, review applications for Graduate Faculty status, and make selections for graduate student awards.

The committee meets on the second Friday of the month during the academic year (if necessary, there may be occasional extra meetings). The meeting starts at 1 p.m. in the Psychology Building, 204. Items for the agenda should be submitted to the Dean at least one week before the meeting.

The members of the Graduate Studies Committee for 2016-2017 are:

Name  Department  College  Term Expires
Faculty Members
Barin Nag, Chair e-Business and Technology Management, CBE, 2019
Paul Evitts, Audiology-Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, CHP, 2019
Kendra Heatwole Shank, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, CHP, 2020
Lisa Martinelli-Beasley, Family Studies and Community Development, CLA, 2019
Jeff Kukucka, Psychology, CLA, 2019
Stephen Schroth, Early Childhood Education, COE, 2020
Bill Sadera, Instructional Technology, COE, 2021
Tonia Matthews, Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, COFAC, 2020
Petra Tsuji, Biology, FCSM, 2020
Raj Kolagani, Physics Astronomy & Geosciences, FCSM, 2019
Student Member
TBD, 2018
Janet DeLany, Dean of Graduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Coverley Beidleman, Assistant Director of Operations, University Admissions
Erika Carlson-Hiles, Associate Director - Academic Policy & Graduation
Debbie Nolan, Dean of University Libraries, Cook Library