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Graduate faculty should consider serving on one or more of the campus committees that influence graduate curriculum and policy.  To be considered for appointment to a committee, indicate your interest on the annual Committee Survey distributed by Faculty Senate early in Spring term.

Graduation
Graduate Council

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Establishing, in consultation with departments and/or colleges, academic standards pertaining to graduate study, including policies for graduate student admission, honors recognition, retention, probation, dismissal and readmission.

  2. Determining the procedures and criteria for selecting members of the graduate faculty and annually approving an updated roster of members of the graduate faculty.

  3. Formulating procedures for hearing graduate student appeals and petitions on academic policy matters not resolved by administrative offices of the university.

  4. Studying long-range issues related to any aspect of graduate studies and recommending how and by whom these issues should be addressed.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine graduate faculty. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the College of Science and Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Liberal Studies. At least one representative from each college shall be either a graduate program director or a member of a department participating in a graduate program. In addition, the chair of the graduate curriculum committee, and two graduate students shall serve as members. The academic deans or their designated appointees, the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, and the registrar shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.

 

Graduate Curriculum

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Receiving, reviewing and acting on proposals for curricular changes from academic departments and graduate programs.
      1. Evaluating curricular proposals by an established set of criteria.
      2. Ensuring that curricular proposals have been vetted through formal consultation with the academic departments, graduate programs, and the Academic Program Review Committee or other curricular approval committe
  2. Informing department chairpersons/program directors, in writing, of proposals being considered, thus providing adequate opportunity for departments/programs to be heard prior to committee and senate action on such proposals.
  3. Publishing the agenda of regularly scheduled meetings in a university-wide communication outlet.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and three graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least the following numbers of representatives from each of the following academic units: two from the College of Liberal Studies, four from the College of Science and Health, and one from the College of Business Administration. Each student member shall represent one of these academic units. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.

 

Graduate Academic Program Review

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Maintaining and updating the procedures and criteria used to review existing graduate academic programs at UWL.

  2. Scheduling and conducting, in consultation with the provost/vice chancellor, the audit and review of graduate academic programs, including review of newly implemented graduate academic programs.

  3. Reviewing the Graduate Faculty Workload Policy and monitoring its application.

Membership of the committee shall consist of seven faculty members and one graduate student. All faculty members must not only have graduate faculty status, but also be actively involved in a graduate program. The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from the College of Science and Health, one representative from the College of Liberal Studies, one representative from the College of Business Administration, one School of Education affiliated faculty, and one representative from a professional education program (i.e., a "clinical" degree program, or a program wherein the degree is a necessary prerequisite for entry into a profession). The provost/vice chancellor and the academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.