Graduate Committee

The Graduate Committee consists of one faculty member elected from each academic unit with a graduate program, plus two additional faculty members. These two faculty members will be elected from units without a graduate program. The Director of Graduate Studies, a librarian, and the Registrar serve as ex-officio members.

The Graduate Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed graduate programs and program revisions and recommending acceptance or rejection prior to submission to the Academic Affairs Committee. The Committee also recommends revisions to the faculty manual regarding policies related to graduate programs and faculty. The Committee assists in the development of a university-wide strategic plan for graduate studies. It also recommends standards for graduate admission, reviews appeals regarding admission decisions, degree requirements, or course credit, and recommends policies regarding graduate assistantships.

Curriculum proposals reviewed
at the Graduate Committee on
Will be reviewed at the AAC
meeting on
Will be reviewed at Faculty Senate on
August 29, 2022 September 30, 2022 October 28, 2022
September 26, 2022 November 4, 2022 December 2, 2022
October 24, 2022 December 9, 2022 January 27, 2023
November 28, 2022 January 6, 2023 January 27,2023

1. December 9 is the final meeting for graduate proposals for the CHE to reach the AAC Committee
2. January 6 is the final meeting for proposals being sent to the CHE
3. February 3 is the final meeting for graduate proposals to reach the March 3 AAC Committee for the catalog
4. March 3 final meeting for the catalog

To access forms to make changes to the Academic Catalog click here.

Committee Members

 24 Refika Turgut

24 Monique Jones

23 Deshia Breaux

23 Elham Sohrabi

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25 Robert McCormick

23 Uma Gupta*

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25 Ming Chih “Darren” Sung





photo portrait Dr. Bennie Harris
Bennie Harris

Pamela Steinke
Pam Steinke
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs