Academics

Graduate Education Council

The Graduate Education Council reviews new courses, changes to existing courses, changes in graduate programs, and new graduate programs proposed by faculty. 

Preparing for Graduate Education Council Meetings

1. Fill out the appropriate form(s) below.

Please submit your original documents with appropriate signatures to Maria Leighton, School of Graduate Studies, Sullivan Building, room 113.  Thank you for your cooperation in following this schedule. 

Please refer to the information below regarding the date, time and location of each meeting.  In order to ensure that the council members have time to carefully consider proposals, the council requests that you adhere to the following schedule: 

Submission Deadline Date and Location of Meeting
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Wednesday September 28, 2016
1:00-2:30 pm
Viking Hall Meeting Room 123
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Wednesday October 12, 2016
10:00-11:30 am
Presidential Conference Room, Ellison Campus Center
Thursday October 13, 2016 Thursday October 27, 2016
10:00-11:30 am
Viking Hall Meeting Room 123
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Wednesday November 9, 2016
10:00-11:30 am
Presidential Conference Room, Ellison Campus Center
 Wednesday November 16, 2016 Wednesday November 30, 2016
10:00-11:30 am
Viking Hall Meeting Room 123
 Wednesday November 30, 2016

Wednesday December 14, 2016
10:00-11:30am
Presidential Conference Room, Ellison Campus Center

Please use this guide to determine the "effective date" when drafting requests.

Type of Change Desired Effective Date  Deadline for Complete Submission to GEC on or before  Final Approval by President/Provost Deadline
New concentration or option, or change to existing graduate program, concentration or option  September 1 of current AY + 1  November 1 of current AY March 31 of current AY
New course, change in course, deletion of course *Summer of current AY or September 1 of current AY + 1 November 1 of current AY January 31 of current AY
New course, change in course, deletion of course  January 1 of current AY + 1 March 1 of current AY June 30 of current AY
New program September 1 of current AY + 1 November 1 of current AY January 31 of current AY final approval from the BHE should be in place by April 30 of the current AY
Other changes impacting catalog text September 1 of current AY + 1 December 1 of current AY March 30 of current AY

 

AY = Academic Year.  If the current AY is 1854, then AY + 1 would be 1855 *Note:  Typically courses will become effective September 1 or January 1, but in exceptional circumstances the committee may approve a course to begin on May 15.