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. 

Scheduled Meeting Dates & Time
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in RH 204 unless otherwise noted**

Fall 2017 9/22/2017 10/20/2017 11/17/2017 12/15/2017
Spring 2018 1/26/2018 2/16/2018 3/23/2018 4/20/2018**
**RH  303


 Current Academic Year Meetings and Reports:

Work Group Topics

  • 2017-2018
    • Policy on Graduate Faculty (see resolution GCR 2017-1: "Graduate Council Resolution - Graduate Faculty Designation")
    • Updating Graduate section to UAACatalog, 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)
  • 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




2017-2018 Graduate Council Members

Amanda Walch, Chair
College of Health
Dietetics & Nutrition
PSB 119B
Mary Dallas Allan, Vice-chair
College of Health
Social Work
GHH 105
Aaron Dotson
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering
EIB 301Q
Anthony Paris
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
ECB 301B
Brionne Elkins
College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate Student Association
SSB 303
Cassie Wells 
College of Education
Special Education
PSB 222B
Clare Dannenberg
College of Arts & Sciences
ADM 272
David Stevenson
College of Arts & Sciences
Creative Writing & Literary Arts
ADM 272
Gabe Garcia
College of Health
Public Health Practice
BOC3 233
Grant Sasse
College of Arts & Sciences
Psychology - MS
SSB 255
Greg Protasel
College of Business & Public Policy
Public Policy
RH 307A
Jill Janke
College of Health
HSB 321
Jonathan Stecyk
College of Arts  & Sciences
Biological Sciences
LuAnn Piccard
College of Engineering
Eng/Sci Management  & Project Management
EIB 201X
sally Carraher
College of Arts  & Sciences
BMH 205
Simon Kattenhorn
College of Arts  & Sciences
Applied Geological Sciences
Terry Nelson
College of Business & Public Policy
CBPP Graduate Programs
RH 308A
Tim Jester
College of Education
Teaching & Learning
PSB 224D
Vivian Gonzalez
College of Arts  & Sciences
Psychology - PhD
Ex-Officio Members
Dr. Helena Wisniewski, Dean 
Graduate  School
BOC3 368
Elisa Mattison, Director
Graduate  School
BOC3 368
Anthony Paris, Chair 
Graduate Academic Board
ECB 301B
Alyona Selhay,Assistant Registrar
Enrollment Services
Office of the Registrar
UC 201
Peggy Byers, Assistant Director
Enrollment Services 
Office of Admissions
UC 106


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