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.
- Request for New Course [Word doc]
- Request for Change to Existing Course [Word doc]
- Request for New Program [Word doc]
- Request for Change to Existing Program [Word doc
- Request New Policy [Word doc]
- Request Change to Existing Policy [Word doc]
- Review Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Program Approval Guidelines [PDF]
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|
|Thursday, September 11, 2014||Thursday, September 25, 2014
3 - 4:30 pm
Presidential Conference Room, Ellison Campus Center, Room 207
|Thursday, October 16, 2014||Thursday, October 30, 2014
3 - 4:30 pm
Presidential Conference Room (tentative), Ellison Campus Center, Room 207
|Thursday, November 6, 2014||Thursday, November 20, 2014
3 - 4:30 pm
Central Campus, Marsh Hall, Room 204
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.|
Please submit your original documents with appropriate signatures to Jeremy Bubier, School of Graduate Studies, Sullivan Building, room 113. Thank you for your cooperation in following this schedule.