Graduate Council

The Graduate Council plays a crucial role in the oversight and planning of all MTSU graduate courses and graduate degree programs, in establishing criteria for the appointment and re-appointment of Graduate Faculty, in assessing graduate student issues and concerns, and in recommending to the dean of the College of Graduate Studies university-wide policies and procedures for implementation. The Graduate Council advises in the modification of existing programs and in the approval and implementation of any new programs. All student work towards advanced degrees proceeds under the policies and regulations established and reviewed by academic departments, the Graduate Council, and the College of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Council provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in scholarly activity and serves as an advocate in obtaining resources for graduate program. Only full-time MTSU faculty who have previously been appointed to the Graduate Faculty may serve on the Graduate Council. Council members are appointed by the President to serve three-year terms with three faculty representatives per college. Two graduate student representatives who meet all graduate academic standards are also appointed. To ensure continuity and institutional memory in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, one Council member from each college is replaced each year. Graduate students are appointed to the Council each academic year and the graduate college deans and the six academic deans serve as ex-officio members. The vice chair, who conducts meetings in the absence of the chair and who serves as chair-elect, and the recording secretary of the Graduate Council are elected annually. The chair, in consultation with the dean of the College of Graduate Studies, is responsible for setting the Council's agenda.

Members

Katie Foss, Chair
Helen Binkley
Kyle Butler
Andrea Dawson
Norma Dunlap
Michael Fleming
Jwa Kim
Steven Morris
Luciana Prestes
Mischa Renfroe
Michael Roach
Brian Robertson
Lisa Sheehan-Smith
Judith Van Hein
Jeremy Winters
Dong Ye

Meeting Schedule & Deadlines for 2018-2019

For questions, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at askgrad@mtsu.edu or 615-898-2840.


 
Aug 24 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Aug 31 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Aug 31 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting

Sept 14

Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm (This meeting date was formerly Sept 7. The Sept 7 meeting will take place on Sept 14)
   
Sept 21 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Sept 28       Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Sept 28 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Oct 5 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   
Oct 19 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Oct 26 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Oct 26 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Nov 2 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   

Nov 23

Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications are now due on November 23rd. (This deadline has been changed from the November 16th deadline. Although the new date is during the Thanksgiving break, proposals can still be submitted electronically, in Currilog. The additional week allows graduate programs extra time to submit curriculum proposals, in case changes are needed to adjust to CPoS and Degree Works.

Nov 30 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Nov 30 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Dec 7 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   
Jan 18

Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due (To be included in the 2019-20 Graduate Catalog, proposals must be submitted by this date). 

Jan 25 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Jan 25 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Feb 1 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   
Feb 15 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Feb 22 Curriculum Committee Meeting by 9:00am
by Feb 22 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Mar 1 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   
Mar 22 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Mar 29 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Mar 29 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Apr 5 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm
   
Apr 12 Curriculum proposals and graduate faculty status applications due
Apr 19 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 9:00am
by Apr 19 Graduate Faculty Status Committee Meeting
Apr 26 Graduate Council Meeting at 1:00pm