Graduate Council

UAA's Graduate Council advises the Dean of the Graduate School in policy matters and promotes general advocacy of programs throughout the University community. The Council reviews, determines and recommends policies for graduate programs. Its members consist of graduate chairs and directors, plus a representative from the Graduate Student Association. Graduate Council meets the third* Friday of each month from September through April (unless noted with an asterisk). 

Meetings AY2020-2021

Fall 2020

  • 9/18/2020
  • 10/16/2020
  • 11/20/2020
  • 12/11/2020*

Spring 2021

  • 1/22/2021*
  • 2/19/2021
  • 3/19/2021
  • 4/16/2021

Scheduled Meeting Dates & Time (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm via Zoom link unless otherwise noted**) 

 

Current Academic Year Meetings and Reports:


Work Group Topics

  • 2019-2020
    • Reactivation of the Graduate Student Association
    • Graduate Enrollment, Promotion, and Grad Exploration Day
    • Faculty Governance
    • Graduate Faculty Policy
  • 2018-2019
    • Student Success
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Grad Admission Enhancements
    • Grad School Enhancement
  • 2017-2018
    • Policy on Graduate Faculty (see resolution GCR 2017-1: "Graduate Council Resolution - Graduate Faculty Designation")
    • Updating Graduate section to UAA Catalog  , and handbooks
    • Full-time status requirement
    • Thesis flowchart
  • 2016-2017
    • Revisit graduate stipend scale
    • Catalog revisions
    • Research compliance training (RCR) for grad students
    • Distance programs and international student admissions
    • Advancement to candidacy process
    • Rework Annual Report requirement for professional and non-research programs
  • 2015-2016
    • Catalog revisions
    • Interdisciplinary programs and "homing" of students
    • Admissions policy allowing admission from accredited universities not just regionally accredited.
    • Academic policy on stacked courses: is the grad student required to enroll in the 600-level?
    • Project formatting and review
    • Approval levels on forms, and who is required to approve
  • 2014-2015
    • Academic integrity
    • Graduate faculty
    • Interdisciplinary programs
    • Marketing and recruitment
    • Student funding and employment
    • Paperwork and policies
  • 2013-2014
    • Dual Degrees proposal
    • Graduate faculty
    • Paperwork and processes
    • Graduate School marketing and GSA
    • Student funding and employment
    • Interdisciplinary graduate programs
    • GS constitution and GC by-laws
  • 2012-2013
    • Doctoral Initiatives
    • Graduate marketing, student recruitment and retention
    • Student funding and employment
    • e-learning and distance delivery
    • Paperwork, processes, policies and programs (including catalog)
  • 2011-2012
    • Graduate School stragtic plan
    • UAA catalog revisions: Graduate Programs
    • Review graduate policies
    • Graduate student employement/payment
    • Doctoral proposal review
    • Graduate paperwork and processes
  • 2010-2011
    • Proposed revised Graduate Council By-laws
    • Doctoral degrees proposal
    • Revisions to catalog and handbooks
    • Graduate paperwork and processes
    • Graduate School stragetic plan
    • Interdisciplinary Degree
  • 2009-2010
    • Continuous progress policy and the College of Education
    • Response to Academic Master Plan
    • GSA requested issues
    • Incorporating ETD for thesis submission
  • 2008-2009
    • Monitoring continuous enrollment
    • Introducing consistent Graduate School forms taking the place of college forms
    • Tracking graduate student progress
    • Academic standing for graduate students in Banner
    • Enforcing 9 credit cut off for NODS students
    • Graduate student employment practices
    • Consistent grading for theses or projects
  • 2007-2008
    • Thesis Guidelines Handbook
    • Executive Certificates & Professional Development Courses
    • Formalizing a Graduate School
    • Recruitment and Admissions
    • Graduate Faculty
    • Centralized functions in a Graduate School
    • Join GSA and Graduate List Serves
    • Grad student and Enrollment Services seats on Graduate Council
    • Stipend generation and oversight
    • TA Awards and stipends
    • 400 level courses and Banner
    • 400 level courses and graduate financial aid

  

Resolutions

 

2019-2020 Graduate Council Members

Jonathan Stecyk, Chair
College of Arts & Sciences
Biological Sciences 
907-786-4791
CPISB 201L
Amanda Walch, Vice-Chair
College of Health
Dietetics & Nutrition
907-786-1362
PSB 119B
Audrey Taylor
College of Arts & Science
Graduate Interdisciplinary Degrees
 907-786-6854
 PSB 106E
Chad Briggs
College of Business & Public Policy
CBPP Graduate Programs
907-786-4143
RH 205L
David Bowie
College of Arts & Sciences
English
907-786-4359
ADM 101P
David Stevenson
College of Arts & Sciences
Creative Writing & Literary Arts
907-786-6435
ADM 272
Diane Hanson
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology
 907-786-6842
 BMH 207
Ed McLain
CAS/School of Education 
Teaching & LearningEducational Leadership
907-952-8940
ULB 106K
Gabriel Garcia 
College of Health
Health Sciences
907-786-6532
BOC3 233
Getu Hailu
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
907-786-6366
ECB 301K
Greg Protasel
College of Business & Public Policy
Public Administration
907-786-1786
RH 307A
Jill Janke
College of Health
Nursing
907-786-4570
HSB 321
Keriann Shine
College of Health
Graduate Student Representative
TBA
PSB 146
LuAnn Piccard
College of Engineering
Project Management
907-786-1917
EIB 201X
Mary Dallas Allan
College of Health
Social Work
907-786-6992
GHH 105
Patt Sanberg
College of Arts  & Sciences
Clinical Psychology (MS)
907-786-xxxx
SSB 2xx
TBD
College of Arts  & Sciences
Geological Sciences
907-786-4697
CPISB 301M
Vinod Vasudevan
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering
907-786-0311
EIB 301R
Vivian Gonzalez
College of Arts  & Sciences
Clinical-Community  Psychology (PhD) 
907-786-6779
786-6779
 
 Ex-Officio Members
 
 
 
Mary Jo Finney, Dean 
Graduate School
Academic Affairs
TBA
TBA
Elisa Mattison, Director
Graduate School
Academic Affairs
907-786-1096
BOC3 368
Greg Protasel,  Chair 
Graduate Academic Board
Governance
907-786-1786
 RH 307A
Alyona Selhay,Assistant Registrar
Enrollment Services
Office of the Registrar
907-786-1553
UC 201
Craig Mead, Assistant Director
Enrollment Services
Office of Admissions
907-786-1467
UC 105

 

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