Charge and Responsibility
The Graduate Council shall advise the Dean of the Graduate School on matters pertaining to graduate study at the University of Oregon.
The council shall establish general policies and regulations governing graduate study at the University of Oregon.
Specifically, and in addition to its advisory role, the Graduate Council shall be responsible for:
Providing rules and procedures for the effective administration and application of faculty policies and regulations
Recommending changes in, or additions to, the policies and major regulations of the Graduate School
Providing for the maintenance of high standards of graduate instruction
Considering all proposals for changes in courses carrying graduate credit and to present its recommendations to the Committee on Courses
Participating in decennial Program Review. This legislation shall not preclude the right of any faculty member to appeal to the general faculty on matters pertaining to graduate policies and regulations.
|Meeting Date||Deadline to receive college-approved proposals for new programs or other curriculum changes|
Membership and Reporting
Membership of the Graduate Council is fixed at 14 voting members:
- 12 elected teaching faculty at the rank of assistant professor or above
- 2 students
- Vice provost for graduate studies (ex officio, non-voting)
- Dean of the Graduate School (ex officio, non-voting)
Of the 12 teaching faculty, 6 shall be from College of Arts and Sciences representing the humanities (2), the social sciences (2), and the natural sciences (2), but no two shall be from the same CAS department; 1 from each of the professional schools/colleges which include the College of Design, the Lundquist College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Journalism and Communication, the School of Music and Dance, and the Law School.
The elected faculty members of the Graduate Council shall come from departments that have graduate major programs leading to a graduate degree and are conducted under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.
One student must be from a graduate program leading to a master's degree and one must be from a graduate program leading to a doctoral degree.
The vice provost for graduate studies and the dean of the Graduate School shall be empowered to appoint other ex-officio, non-voting members to represent important constituencies of graduate students and faculty as needed. (UOCC will designate an ex officio non-voting member to Grad council).
2019-20 Graduate Council
|Ron Bramhall||Associate Vice Provost||Office of the Provost||Ex Officio|
|Liska Chan||Associate Dean||College of Design||2022|
|Dane Christensen||Assistant Professor||Lundquist College of Business||2021|
|Michael Fakhri||Associate Professor||School of Law||2022|
|Marina Guenza||Professor||Chemistry and Biochemistry||2022|
|Burke Hendrix||Associate Professor||Political Science||2021|
|Rachael Klaiss||PhD Student||Physics||2020|
|Aidan Kolar||Master's Student||Classics||2020|
|Andy Karduna||Associate Dean||Graduate School||Ex Officio|
|Seth Lewis||Associate Professor||School of Journalism & Communication||2020|
|Fabienne Moore||Associate Professor||French||2021|
|Dorothee Ostmeier||Professor||German and Scandinavian||2022|
|Elizabeth Peterson||Humanities Librarian||UO Libraries||Ex Officio|
|Jana Prikryl||Senior Instructor||Biology||Ex Officio|
|Phil Scher||Divisional Dean - Social Sciences||College of Arts and Sciences||Ex Officio|
|Leslie Straka||Associate Dean||Music||2021|
|Angie Whalen||Clinical Associate Professor||College of Education||2020|
|Janet Woodruff-Borden||Vice Provost and Dean||Graduate School||Ex Officio|