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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council provides guidance and direction for the university's graduate programs.  The Council considers and recommends graduate curriculum changes and new programs; policies on graduate admission, academic standards, and graduation requirements; policies on graduate faculty status; policies regarding graduate assistants; and policies on graduate stipends and assistantships and their distribution to programs.

Membership on the Graduate Council consists of one tenured graduate faculty member from each college with graduate programs.  Colleges with doctoral programs will have an additional faculty representative from the doctoral program(s).  Two graduate students appointed by the Graduate Student Council will serve on the committee.  The Graduate Dean and the Director of Assessment Services will serve on the Council as ex-officio, nonvoting members.  This council reports to the VCAAR through the Dean of the Graduate School.

For Graduate Council Meeting Minutes, please visit the Graduate Council Archive.

For Graduate Curriculum Related Changes, please visit Curriculum Committee Forms. 

2020-21 Graduate Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines

For meeting dates and the submission deadlines for inclusion on curriculum council agenda, please visit: Curriculum_Committee_Calendar

An electronic copy of proposals must be emailed to curriculum@astate.edu by the given deadlines for these to be included on the meeting agendas.


  • GwanSeon Kim
  • John Mello
  • Myleea Hill
  • Joan Henley
  • Amanda Wheeler-Gryffin
  • Hai Jiang
  • Tim Oliver
  • Sara Saucedo
  • Alejandra Morales
  • Lauri Umansky
  • Erik Gilbert
  • Mark Foster
  • Shawn Drake
  • Mohammad Alam
  • Tanja McKay
  • Summer DeProw
  • Karen Wheeler
  • Tracy Finch
  • Jesse Blankenship