About the University Graduate Council
The University Graduate Council consists of voting members and non-voting, ex officio members. Voting members are drawn from and represent the graduate faculty of West Virginia University. Non-voting, ex officio members include a designee of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee Chair, a representative of the Provost’s Office, a representative of the Vice President for Health Sciences, and a graduate student representative.
The council derives its authority from the faculty and from the Provost. The duties of the University Graduate Council include responsibility for graduate programs both on and off campus. This body formulates, reviews, and recommends University-wide graduate education policies. The Council reviews proposals for new graduate programs, evaluates major revisions in graduate curricula, coordinates periodic program reviews, establishes the University criteria for graduate faculty membership, and considers such other matters affecting graduate education as are brought to the council by an administrative officer of the University, a graduate faculty member, or a graduate student.
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