The Graduate Council consists of the dean (who serves as a nonvoting chair) and graduate faculty from the constituent schools and colleges. The faculty member who represents a particular school or college on the Graduate Council is appointed either by the Graduate Executive Committee of his or her school or college or by a process outlined in their bylaws. Working in conjunction with the dean, the Graduate Council develops its own rules of procedure consistent with the Laws of the Regents and the Graduate School Rules The council convenes at least twice annually to conduct business related to the interests of the Graduate School and its programs.
The Graduate Council meets the second Friday of each month from 9-11 a.m. The meetings alternate on each campus. Please contact the Graduate School for further information.
The role of the Graduate Council is to assist the Graduate School in achieving its goals and includes:
- Reviewing proposals for new degrees (including joint degrees) and making recommendations to the dean;
- Providing assistance when required for ongoing review of existing graduate programs;
- Assisting the dean in academic and strategic planning for the Graduate School;
- Approving changes to the Graduate School rules with the exception of minor rules changes made by the dean;
- Reviewing periodically the services provided by the Graduate School and making recommendations for changes;
- Making recommendations to the provost on appeals of decisions made by the dean;
- And carrying out other duties as assigned by the dean.
The council currently consists of the dean, nine faculty representatives from the programs at the Denver Campus, nine faculty representatives from the programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus, one student representative from the programs at the Denver Campus, and one student representative from the programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Minutes from Graduate Council meetings are available online, as are a listing of Graduate Council committees.