October 5, 2010
The restructuring work groups recommended creation of a Graduate Education Council to review and act on
- proposals for new and changed Ph.D. programs
- results of internal and external program reviews of these programs
- the revision and updating of new graduate education policies
- providing input to the Graduate and Professional Assembly and its agendas
The council will be chaired by the vice provost and dean of graduate education, have about 15-20 members representing graduate programs in all the colleges, and include student representatives as well as faculty. It will replace some of the functions formerly carried out in the Graduate School's policy and review councils.
In the first year, 2010-11, a provisional council has been convened with members appointed in consultation with the college deans. Election of the permanent council is one the first items of business.
The provisional council met for the first time on October 5 and will continue to meet every four to six weeks. Dates are posted on the Graduate School calendar.