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Graduate Council

PurposeTo consider all matters relating to graduate programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and to recommend practices and policies that enhance the quality of A&M-CC graduate programs. The Graduate Council reports through the Faculty Senate.

FunctionThe Graduate Council serves as the advisory body to the Graduate Dean. The Graduate Council reviews and evaluates the admissions policies and processes, curriculum and program requirements, academic standards, grading policies and practices, academic advising, orientation, faculty qualifications and productivity, library and learning resources, computer and laboratory facilities and other issues relating specifically to graduate education at the University. The Council assists the Graduate Dean in reviewing the content of the Graduate Catalog.

This Council also reviews new graduate programs being considered by the University once the college initiating the proposal has approved them. Once approved by the Council, the proposal will continue through the regular approval process (i.e., the Faculty Senate, the Provost's Leadership Team, and the President.)

The Graduate Council also considers strategic directions that the University should pursue regarding graduate education and assists in the formulation of marketing, scholarship, recruiting, and program development objectives needed to achieve the institution’s graduate education goals.

By April 1st of each year, the Graduate Council will submit its formal recommendations regarding graduate education to the College Deans’ Council and the Faculty Senate for consideration.

Membership: The Dean of Graduate Studies, three graduate faculty members from each college who are elected by the graduate faculty of the college and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. One representative elected by the Faculty Senate and a professional librarian serves as a non-voting member of the Council. All elected/appointed members serve 3 year terms which may be renewed once. Elected terms are staggered so that one member from each college rotates off the council each year.

Chair:  Elected by Graduate Council

Responsible Univeristy OfficialProvost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Name

Membership

Term, if applicable

(Chair)

TBD

Aug - 2018

Naehr, Thomas

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (non-voting)

N/A

Canales, JoAnn

Dean of Graduate Studies (non-voting)

N/A

Rudowsky, Cate

Professional Librarian (non-voting)

N/A

Valadez, Corinne

Faculty Senate Representative (non-voting)

Aug - 2018

Mollick, Joseph

 College of Business Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2018

Waheeduzzaman, A.N.M.

College of Business Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2020

Theodossiou, Alexandra

College of Business Faculty Representative

Aug - 2019

Spaniol, Frank

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Aug - 2018

Hemmer, Lynn

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

Aug - 2019

Bruun, Faye

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2020

Siedel, Steve

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2019

Etheridge, Charles

 College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2018

Katz, Louis

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

Aug - 2020

Keys, Yolanda

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2017

Greene, Pam

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2019

Balwin, Sara

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2018

Dulal, Kar

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2018

Bird, Chris

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative

Aug - 2020

Hu, Xinping

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative 

Aug - 2019

Last Updated: 05/19/2017