The Graduate Council is the governing body for all policies relating to graduate education on the Norman and Tulsa campuses. The Graduate Council, as the instrument of the graduate faculty:
The Graduate Council also is responsible for the development and maintenance of a system for the equitable resolution of differences and issues which may arise between and among graduate students and members of the graduate faculty.
Edited November 15, 2019
The name of this organization shall be: "The Graduate Council of the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus".
ARTICLE II ‑ FUNCTION
The graduate faculty shall be the academic policy-making body within the University on all matters relating to graduate studies. The Graduate Council, as the instrument of the graduate faculty, shall exercise the general legislative and academic authority of the graduate faculty; establish policies and standards governing development and changes in graduate curricula, including new courses and degree programs; make recommendations on all proposals for new graduate programs, substantially modified graduate programs, and deletions of graduate programs; monitor graduate course offerings; determine the eligibility of students for admission, financial aid, and graduation; and advise the Dean of the Graduate College on other Graduate College matters. The Graduate Council also shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of a system for the equitable resolution of differences and issues which may arise between and among graduate students and members of the graduate faculty. The graduate faculty reserves the right to review, endorse, change or rescind any action of the Graduate Council as provided by Article VII of this Charter.
ARTICLE III ‑ MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE IV ‑ ELECTION OF MEMBERS
ARTICLE V ‑ MEETING
ARTICLE VI ‑ COMMITTEES
ARTICLE VII ‑ COUNCIL ACTION
The dean of each college, chair/director of each department/school, and all Regular Members of the graduate faculty shall be sent copies of the Council's agenda before meetings and copies of the Council's minutes afterward.
Each department is urged to distribute a copy of the minutes so they will be available to graduate students. Members of the graduate faculty and deans of each college (or their designated representatives) shall have the right to be present at meetings of the Council and may, with the permission of the Council's Chairperson or a majority of the Council, participate in a non‑voting capacity in discussion of business before the Council.
Course Changes and Petitions will be considered approved by the graduate faculty seven calendar days (7) after the minutes are delivered if no written protest is received in the Graduate College office. When a written protest is made by one or more Regular Members of the graduate faculty, the course change or petition will be returned to Council for reconsideration. If the Council confirms its initial action, the matter will be considered final.
All other actions of the Graduate Council will have a twenty-one (21) calendar days protest period after the notification of such actions has been circulated among the graduate faculty. If during the 21-day period a valid written protest to Council action is made, the matter will be returned to the Council for reconsideration. To be valid, the protest must be signed by 40 Regular Members of the graduate faculty or 80 currently enrolled graduate students. If the Council confirms its initial action, a meeting of the graduate faculty shall be called for its consideration of the contested action. Following the meeting, the graduate faculty will be polled by mail or email ballot.
Aside from course and program changes, most agenda items are brought to the Council by the members or the Dean.
However, any student, faculty, or staff member can request that an item be placed on the Graduate Council agenda, provided that the Council has authority for the matter in accordance with the Charter.
To place an item on the agenda, send it to the Secretary of the Graduate Council (email@example.com) no less than three weeks (and preferably four weeks) prior to the meeting at which the item should be considered. Some items, such as academic appeals, must follow a specific route to the Graduate Council through the appropriate appeals process.
The September, October, and November meetings typically have the largest agendas; the most pressing items (academic appeals, course and program changes) must be given first consideration.
|Meeting Dates||Agenda Deadline|
|September 7, 2022||August 10, 2022|
|October 5, 2022||September 7, 2022|
|November 2, 2022||October 5, 2022|
|December 7, 2022||November 9, 2022|
|January 18, 2023||December 7, 2022|
|February 1, 2023||January 4, 2023|
|March 1, 2023||February 1, 2023|
|April 5, 2023||March 8, 2023|
|May 3, 2023||April 5, 2023|
|June 28, 2023 (tentative)||May 31, 2023 (tentative)|
|Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture||Bryce Lowery||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Regional and City Planning (2024)|
|Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences||Mike Wimberly||Ph.D. Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (2023)|
|Professional and Continuing Studies||pending|
|David L. Boren College of International Studies||Rebecca Cruise||Ph.D. Associate Dean, INternational and Area Studies (2024)|
|Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences||Ioana Cionea||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication (2025)|
|>>||Chloe Noyori-Corbett||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Social Work (2023)|
|>>||Kalenda Eaton||Ph.D. Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies (2023)|
|>>||Eric Lee||Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology (2024)|
|Gallogly College of Engineering||Dean Hougen||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Computer Science (2023)|
|>>||Elizabeth Butler||Ph.D., Professor of School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science (2025)|
|Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication||Doyle Yoon||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication; ASsociate Professor Data Science and Analytics (2025)|
|Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education||Xun Ge||Ph.D. Professor of Learning Sciences in the department of Educational Psychology (2025)|
|>>||Neil Houser||Ph.D. David Ross Boyd Professor of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (2024)|
|Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy||Catalin Teodoriu||Ph.D. Associate Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (2024)|
|Michael F. Price College of Business||Jay Jayaram||Ph.D. Professor of Marketing & Supply Chain Management (2025)|
|Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts||Allison Palmer||Ph.D. Professor, School of Visual Arts (2024)|
|Graduate Student Senate||Megan Gentry||Travel and Research Graduate Council Subcommittee|
|>>||Trinity Hoff||Courses and Programs Graduate Council Subcommittee|
|>>||Ahmed Shatil Alam||Graduate Faculty Graduate Council Subcommittee|
Access the minutes from previous meetings via the dropdown accordian. Each month is linked to a PDF download of that meeting's minutes.
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program subcommittee within the Graduate Council is responsible for monitoring and revising IPP guidelines and structure, subject to normal approval processes of the Graduate Council and university as required. Responsibilities include reviewing admission proposals and progress evaluations, as well as providing support to the home units of the IPP programs on both campuses.
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