The Mission of the Administrative Board of the Graduate School

The Administrative Board of the Graduate School is advisory to the Dean of the Graduate School. The board includes representation from each of the colleges offering graduate programs and one representative each from the Faculty Senate and the Graduate Student Association. College representatives include one graduate faculty member elected by the graduate faculty of each college through election procedures that conform to those for Faculty Senators. In addition, the Chancellor, after consultation with the Dean of the Graduate School, may appoint additional members to the board not to exceed one-half the number of elected members.

Terms of membership are four years, with immediate reelection or reappointment limited to one term. The Dean of the Graduate School is chair of the board and presides at board meetings. The responsibilities and functions of the Board include the following:

  1. Review of all course proposals at the graduate level.
  2. Review of all proposals for new degree programs or program tracks.
  3. Review and development of Graduate School policy on such matters as requirements for admission, language requirements, thesis requirements and examinations, and standards for graduate faculty membership.