A Graduate Education Policy Review Committee was charged last year to review, update, and integrate existing graduate education policies and procedures with University-wide academic program policies, procedures, and definitions.
A list of policy drafts under discussion and five draft policies are now available on the Graduate Education Transition webpage at www.grad.umn.edu/Transition/policy/ .
Nine graduate education policies are currently in development. In addition to these "new" policies, five existing policies will be revised. Drafts that have reached a certain stage of development are being posted for review. This informal review will not substitute for the 30-day review period offered once the President's Policy Committee (PPC) has approved the policy.
The first policy to be completed and added to the U-wide Policy Library was Appointments to Graduate Examination Committees, which specifies eligibility to serve on graduate examination committees and outlines college responsibilities for approving committee appointments. This policy was effective in February.
All education policies (graduate and undergraduate) in the Uwide Policy Library are located under Education, in the Education and Student Life category on the Policy Homepage. The policies are published using the standard format used for all administrative policies. In the near future, subfolders will be created to make it easier for students to find policies that apply to them (All Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students).
Portions of this announcement first appeared in the Policy Post on April 7.