Section 14. Graduate Council

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For procedures, policies, and the names of current members, refer to Graduate Council Section.

Membership

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, or designee
  • Director of each graduate program, except the Law School, without vote
  • Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration for the Law School, or designee, ex officio, without vote
  • Director of Graduate Admissions, or designee, ex-officio, without vote
  • Registrar, or designee, ex-officio, without vote
  • Dean and University Librarian, or designee, ex-officio, without vote
  • Three elected teaching faculty members serving three-year terms, representing the College of Arts and Sciences, one each from the Fine Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Must have achieved the rank of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor.
  • Four elected teaching faculty members serving three-year terms, representing the following schools, one each from the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, the School of Communications, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences. Must have achieved the rank of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor.
  • Two at-large teaching faculty members serving three-year terms, elected by the teaching faculty members. At-large members must represent different divisions or schools and be elected in alternate years.
  • Elections to the Graduate Council occur on a three-year cycle. In the first year of the cycle representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences will be elected. In the second year of the cycle, representatives from the schools will be elected. In the final year of the cycle, at-large representatives will be elected. At the May meeting, one of these elected representatives will be elected by the committee as Chair.

Duties

  • To evaluate proposed additions to or deletions from the graduate curriculum and to approve graduate curricular changes
  • To review proposals for new graduate programs and to report to the University Curriculum Committee recommendations on those proposals
  • To recommend standards for admission and retention of students in graduate programs
  • To develop and recommend policy with regard to graduate programs
  • To recommend academic support and student services pertinent to graduate students
  • To be responsible for periodic review of the graduate curriculum in order to provide an instructional program that is consistent with the aims and objectives of the Elon University Graduate Program Mission Statement and that will meet the needs of the students who are currently enrolled.
  • To publish an annual report of its work to the faculty
  • None of the above duties of the committee will apply to the curriculum of the Law School, nor will the Law School faculty participate in the decisions of this committee.

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