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

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

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 2021-2022

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 11, 2021 Virtual / Location TBD
NO DECEMBER MEETING
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 20, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 10, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022  Tentative
Graduate Council Retreat Friday, May 20, 2022  Tentative

Graduate Program Director Assembly Meeting Dates 2021-2022

12:00 - 3:00 pm
Lunch and Training
Friday, October 29, 2021

Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom A

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 10, 2022 Location / Virtual TBD

Executive Committee Meeting Dates 2021-2022

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 16, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 7, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 4, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 18, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, December 2, 2021 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022 Tentative
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 3, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 17, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022 Virtual/ Location TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 21, 2022  Tentative

Graduate Council Curriculum Committee

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 23, 2021 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 28, 2021 Virtual
NO NOVEMBER MEETING
NO DECEMBER MEETING
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 27, 2022 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 24, 2022 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022 Virtual

TGS Calendar of Events & Announcements

Graduate & Professional School Fair Tuesday, Sept. 28, 3:00-6:00 pm

Hotel Madison

Three Minute Thesis Competition Friday, January 21, 3:00-9:00 pm

Madison Hall, room 1002

Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activities TBD


Hall of Presidents


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