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Graduate Council By-Laws, May 2011
Graduate Council By-Laws, March 2019

 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:

  • Communicating policy on issues affecting graduate education;
  • Monitoring and advocating excellence in graduate education;
  • Setting the broad framework for all graduate study;
  • Making recommendation on policies with regard to graduate degrees and any changes or additions to such policies;
  • Making recommendations on procedures regarding student appeals

Specifically, Graduate Council approval is required for the following:

  • New program proposals
  • Deletion of graduate programs
  • Standards for graduate faculty
  • University-wide graduate policies
  • Graduate courses

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;
  • a representative from the Office of Academic Affairs;
  • and two graduate students 

Click here for a listing of the members of grad council:  JMU Commissions and Committees

 

Graduate Council Meeting Dates 2020-2021 

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 10, 2020 Madison Union, Taylor 405
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 12, 2020 Madison Union, Taylor 405
NO DECEMBER MEETING
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021 Madison Union, Taylor 405
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021 Madison Union, Taylor 405
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 (Tentative) Madison Union, Taylor 405
Graduate Council Retreat  Friday, May 14, 2021 (Tentative) TBA

 

Graduate Program Director Assembly Meeting Dates 2020-2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 8, 2020 Madison Union, Warren 256
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 11, 2021 Madison Union, Warren 256

 

Executive Committee Meeting Dates 2020-2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 1, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 19, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, December 3, 2020 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021 (Tentative) Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 4 , 2021 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021 Madison Hall, room 4010
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021 (Tentative) Madison Hall, room 4010

 

TGS Calendar of Events & Announcements 

Graduate & Professional School Fair Thursday, October 1, 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm Hotel Madison
Three Minute Thesis Competition Friday, January 22, 2021 Madison Hall, room 1002
Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activities Thursday, April 15, 2021 Hall of Presidents

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