Graduate Academic Council (GAC)

About

The Graduate Academic Council is responsible for the conduct of the University’s graduate educational program. This Council reviews proposals for new graduate programs and provide guidance to the University Senate and the Graduate Dean on the administration of graduate education at the University.

Charter of the University Senate, Section X.4.4. The Council as a whole shall review all proposals for new graduate programs. It shall submit recommended program approvals to the University Senate for consideration.

Charter of the University Senate, Section X.4.5. The Council as a whole shall review proposals that would affect the continuation of graduate programs

Membership 2019-20

Susan Appe, George Berg (Chair), Dylan Card, Alexander Dawson,  Sydney Faught, Deo Li, Oleg Lunin, Randall Morse, Kabel Nathan Stanwicks, Kevin Williams (Ex Officio), Christopher Wolff, William Zakrzewski

GAC Standing Committees 2019-20

  • Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
    • Responsible for oversight of the graduate academic curriculum and in particular any proposed changes within existing programs.
    • Members: Susan Appe, Dylan Card, Keith Chan, Alexander Dawson, Sydney Faught (Chair), Stephen Weinberg, Chris Wolff, Billy Zakrzewski
  • Committee on Admissions and Academic Standing
    • Responsible for establishing the criteria for determining academic standing and admissions policy, the application of both and consideration of any related petitions for exception.
    • Members: J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Deo Li, Oleg Lunin, Sylvia Roch, Kabel Nathan Stanwicks (Chair), Marcia Sutherland, Ryan Torn
  • Committee on Educational Policy and Procedure
    • Provides recommendations on policies concerning the administration and conduct of graduate programs
    • The CEP&P was not constituted or staffed with members for the 2019-20academic year.

Meetings, Minutes & Agendas

2019 - 2020

Spring 2020 meetings - to be scheduled

December 9, 2019 Agenda

November 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes

October 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes

September 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes

 

2018 - 2019

May 9, 2019 - Agenda Minutes

April 18, 2019 - Agenda Minutes

March 29, 2019 - The meeting originally scheduled for 3/29/19 was cancelled.

March 7, 2019 - Agenda Minutes

February 28, 2019 - Agenda The meeting originally scheduled for 2/28/19 was postponed until 3/7/19.

February 1, 2019 - Agenda Minutes

December 10, 2018 - Agenda Minutes

November 19, 2018 - Agenda Minutes

October 22, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

October 1, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

 

2017 - 2018

May 10, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

April 19, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

March 29, 2018 The meeting originally scheduled for 3/29/18 was cancelled.

March 1, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

February 15, 2018 - Agenda, Minutes

December 5, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes

November 17, 2017 - The meeting originally scheduled for 11/17/17 was cancelled.

October 31, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes

October 13, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes

September 26, 2017 - Agenda, Minutes