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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.

Graduate Council and Subcommittee Attendance Policy:

Graduate Council members are expected to serve the graduate faculty to the best of their abilities by attending meetings and fulfilling subcommittee assignments. The Graduate Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.  All voting members of the Graduate Council serve on either the Graduate Faculty Subcommittee or the Graduate Curriculum Subcommittee; the subcommittees also convene monthly. Deans should nominate faculty members to serve on the Council, and faculty should agree to serve on the Graduate Council only after confirming that they can attend the regularly scheduled meetings for the entire academic year. Voting Graduate Council members who miss four meetings (not necessarily consecutive) of the Graduate Council and/or subcommittee within one academic year may be asked to resign. Following four absences, the Graduate Council may vote to declare the member’s position open so that a suitable replacement can be installed to serve out the remainder of the term. (Approved by Graduate Council April 23, 2018)

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

2021

Patrick Bradshaw

Medicine

2020

Jean Hemphill

Nursing

2021

David Hurley

Pharmacy

2019

Claudia Kozinetz

Public Health

2021

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.

Julia Bernard

  

2019

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

Brian Johnston

At-Large

2021

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.

Heath Shelton

Graduate & Professional Student Association

2019

TBD

Graduate & Professional Student Association

2019

Non-Voting

Dean of Graduate Studies

Sharon McGee

  

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

Evelyn Roach

   

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 30 August 2018

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