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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

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 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 12, 2020 Virtual
NO DECEMBER MEETING
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 (Attempt) Attempt
Graduate Council Retreat Friday, May 14, 2021 (Attempt) Attempt

 

Graduate Program Director Assembly Meeting Dates 2020-2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 8, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 11, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD

 

Executive Committee Meeting Dates 2020-2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 1, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 19, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, December 3, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021 (Attempt) Attempt
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021 (Attempt) Attempt

Graduate Council Curriculum Committee

2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020 Virtual
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 Virtual
NO NOVEMBER MEETING
NO DECEMBER MEETING
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, January 28, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, March 25, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD
2:00 - 3:30 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021 Location / Virtual TBD

TGS Calendar of Events & Announcements

Graduate & Professional School Fair TBD 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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