The Graduate Council has jurisdiction over the policies, procedures, and requirements of graduate education. The Council establishes and reviews admission standards, basic degree requirements, and general policies and approves all graduate faculty members, new and existing graduate programs, and courses. The creation, design, and specific requirements of graduate programs and of individual student's programs are the responsibilities of the academic units; however, no academic unit has authority to waive or supersede the general policies of the Graduate Council. As needed, the Graduate Council reviews applications and nominations for specific university-level graduate student awards and recommends award recipients. Upon request, the Council also reviews university-level proposals for extramural funding of graduate training and education programs.
The Council consists of one graduate faculty member from each College and one graduate student. The Chair shall be a faculty member with immediate prior experience on the Council. In addition, the following shall be ex-officio members, non-voting: Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee and a representative from OSU Cascades.
(06/99, 05/08; 05/16; 05/17)