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University Governance

East Tennessee State University

Graduate Council

Reports to:

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Charge:

The Council is charged with formulating all policies relating to graduate education. All graduate curriculum matters, consideration of new graduate degree programs, formulation of graduate school regulations, approval of graduate courses and curriculum, and the appointment of graduate faculty are considered by the Council. The Council also receives reports of graduate program reviews which are completed on a regular cycle to determine need, assess quality, and evaluate enrollment and number of degrees awarded.

All members, except student members, must have a regular appointment to the graduate faculty.

Status

Membership  Structure

Name

Area of Representation

Length of Term

Voting

One elected representative from each academic unit offering graduate programs and the Sherrod Library.  Elected representatives shall serve for overlapping three-year terms. Elected representatives of academic units may serve for multiple terms.

Jon Ellis

Arts & Sciences

2019

Martha Pointer

Business & Technology

2019

Craig Wassinger

Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences

2020

Lori Marks, Chair

Education

2018

Patrick Bradshaw

Medicine

2020

Jean Hemphill

Nursing

2018

David Hurley

Pharmacy

2019

Rob Pack

Public Health

2018

Wendy Doucette

Sherrod Library

2019

Jill Leroy-Frazier

Continuing Studies

2019

One additional representative is elected or appointed by the academic unit of the Graduate Council Chair.  This individual shall serve for a one-year term concurrent with the Chair's term of office.

Brad DeWeese

  

2018

One representative selected from the Faculty Senate's Academic Matters Committee, also serving a three-year term.

William Flora

Faculty Senate

2019

Three individuals representing graduate education. These individuals shall serve for overlapping three-year terms and be selected by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. No more than one such individual shall be selected from any single academic department.

Mitch Robinson

At-Large

2019

Kelly Price

At-Large

2018

Brittany T. Wilkins

At-Large

2020

Two graduate students selected by the East Tennessee State University Graduate and Professional Student Association. The student members shall serve for one-year terms.

Guillermo Mendoza

Graduate & Professional Student Association

2018

Brandon Weirick

Graduate & Professional Student Association

2018

Non-Voting

Dean of Graduate Studies

Cecilia McIntosh

  

Indefinite

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Karin Bartoszuk

 

Indefinite 

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

Scott Kirkby

  

Indefinite

Two Representatives from Registrar’s Office

LaDonna Hutchins

  

Indefinite

Billie Lancaster

   

Indefinite

Recorder

Connie Grindstaff

  

Indefinite

Representative from Academic Affairs

Marsh Grube

  

Indefinite

Representative from International Programs

Maria Costa

  

Indefinite

Representative from Research & Sponsored Programs

Bill Duncan

  

Indefinite

Representative from Academic Technology Support

W. David Currie

 

Indefinite

Updated 15 September 2017

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