Graduate Studies Committee
The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) is a Faculty Senate committee supported by the Graduate School and the Office of the Registrar. The GSC makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the Graduate School on graduate educational policies, programs, bylaws, and procedures, as well as establishment, continuation, modification, and termination of graduate courses and degree programs. Additional information about the committee composition and function can be found at the Faculty Senate GSC page.
2020-2021 Meeting Dates
All GSC meetings take place on Tuesdays, 3:10-5:00 pm, during the academic year. Agendas and minutes can be found on the GSC SharePoint Schedule and Agendas. For links to our exhibits, go to the GSC SharePoint or use the 2020-21 GSC Tracking Sheet.
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|September 1||January 12|
|September 15||January 26|
|September 29||February 9|
|October 13||February 23|
|October 27||March 9|
|November 10||March 30|
|December 1||April 13|
Uchila Umesh – (Co-Chair) College of Business
Gary Wayman – (Co-Chair) College of Veterinary Medicine
Yuliya Ardasheva – College of Education
Rebecca Cooney – College of Communication
Alex Dimitrov – College of Arts and Sciences
Thomas May – College of Medicine
Lonnie Nelson – College of Nursing
Erica Nicol – Libraries
Peter Pfromm – College of Engineering
Lisa Shipley – CAHNRS
Pamela Thoma – College of Arts and Science
Vacant – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sreenidhi Krishnan – Graduate Student
Afef Marzougui – Graduate Student
Sabrina Koh – Graduate Student
Program/ Course Approval Documents
The dean or an associate dean of the Graduate School are available to provide assistance with any questions you might have about graduate education and policy.
Important information about degree and course requirements can be found in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures, in the Education Policies and Procedures Manual, on the syllabus website, and in the GSC Reference Documents.
Proposals to create, extend to another campus, rename, suspend, or discontinue a degree are submitted to the Office of the Provost, where you can find the instructions and appropriate forms.
Proposals to revise degree requirements, set up new plans leading to an existing degree, or create or revise graduate courses are submitted through the Office of the Registrar, where you can find the instructions and appropriate forms.
New or revised bylaws should be submitted directly to the GSC by emailing email@example.com. When revising bylaws, please review the updated sample bylaws:
Once a proposal reaches the GSC, the committee uses the following templates in their analysis:
View Archived Meetings
GSC Meetings agendas, minutes and exhibits starting the Fall 2020 semester are available via the GSC SharePoint. Links on archived sites might be broken. For information on archived exhibits or past GSC actions not available online, please, contact us.
- Fall 2019-Spring 2020
- Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
- Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
- Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
- Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
- Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
- Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
- Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
- Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
- Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
- Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
- Fall 2008 – Spring 2009
- Fall 2007 – Spring 2008