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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 2022-2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

NO DECEMBER MEETING

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 13, 2023 

Tentative

8:30 - 12:00 pm

RETREAT - Friday, May 19, 2023

Tentative

Graduate Program Director Assembly Meeting Dates 2022-2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Location/Virtual TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 9, 2022

Location/Virtual TBD

Executive Committee Meeting Dates 2022-2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Virtual/Location TBD

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Tentative

Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates 2022-2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Virtual 

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Virtual

NO NOVEMBER MEETING

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Virtual

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Virtual

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Virtual

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Virtual

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Virtual

TGS Calendar of Events & Announcements

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
3:00-6:00 pm

Hotel Madison

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Friday, January 20, 2023 (tentative)
3:00-9:00 pm

Madison Hall, room 1002

Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activities

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (tentative) All day event

Hall of Presidents

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