The Graduate Council is the chief policy-formulating and advisory body for The Graduate School. Its duties are to formulate, review, and approve or recommend for approval policies and other items concerning the conduct of graduate study at James Madison University, and to provide leadership in advocating for graduate education and scholarship of the highest caliber. The Graduate Council actions are reported to the graduate faculty, to college deans and to appropriate administrators of the University.
Responsibilities of the Graduate Council:
Specifically, Graduate Council approval is required for the following:
Graduate Council Membership
The Graduate Council membership includes: a representative from each graduate program; the dean of The Graduate School, who will chair Council meetings; a representative from the JMU library system and from the Office of Academic Affairs; and two graduate students.
Graduate Council Meeting Dates 2013-2014
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013
No December meeting
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014
No March meeting
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. – noon Friday, May 16, 2014 (retreat) Montpelier Room, East Campus Dining Hall
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
September 13 - last day to submit an application to graduate this semester
November 22 - comprehensive assessment results and thesis/research project/dissertation due to The Graduate School
December 13 - Course completion deadline for graduation
Dr. Stacey Pavelko and Dr. Carol Dudding have recently been awarded a $9,471 grant award for Language Sampling and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for Speech-Language Pathologists by the Virginia Department of Education. Congratulations on this award!
Dr. Christy Ludlow has been appointed as Chairperson of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review beginning July 1st, 2013 until June 30th, 2015. This position requires high competence and achievement in the researcher’s scientific discipline and members are selected based on quality of research, publications in scientific journals, and other significant activities, achievements, and honors. Dr. Ludlow’s participation helps assure the quality of the National Institute of Health (NIH) peer review process and is a highly esteemed position. Congratulations to Dr. Christy Ludlow!
Dr. Anne Stewart is elected to receive the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia! Read more...
Justine Schembri, a May 2011 graduate of the ISAT-Malta program is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS (Conference of Southern Graduate Schools*) Master's Thesis Award in Life Sciences.
Jason Kopp, a doctoral student in the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program, and graduate of the Psychological Sciences master's program, is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS Master's Thesis Award in Social Sciences, Business and Education. Read more...
Dr. Sarah Finney, with the Center for Assessment and Research Studes and the Ph.D. progra in Assessment and Measurement is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS Outstanding Mentor Award for her work with master's and doctoral students at JMU.
*The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (of which JMU is a member) is an organization of over 200 gradaute schools in the following 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland. Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Brenda Ryals, faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders progam, is the recipient of the 2012 Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology. Read more...
JMU Graduate Student, Sarah DiDimenco, is Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA)scholarship award winner .... more.
Thesis and Dissertation submission is now electronic. Please see the thesis and dissertation page for more information.