School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Council Meeting Dates

Council meeting time will be 2:00 - 3:30 pm. (Generally the third Friday of the month).

September 20, 2013

Gilham Park Room

October 18, 2013

Gilham Park Room

November 15, 2013

Gilham Park Room

December 2013

No meeting in December--Graduate Council members are encouraged to attend the midyear Commencement

January 20, 2012

Gilham Park Room

January 17, 2014

Gilham Park Room

February 21, 2014

Gilham Park Room

March 21, 2014

Gilham Park Room

April 18, 2014

Gilham Park Room

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the policy making body for graduate studies at the campus level. The Council is a representative body composed of full-time regular graduate or doctoral faculty members (one each) elected by each school offering graduate programs and one representative from the UMKC library. The College of Arts and Sciences elects three members, one from each of the following divisions: natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Members serve three (3) year terms. In addition, the Chancellor appoints five members; one from each of the following areas of research endeavor: Physical, Mathematical, and Computer Sciences; Biological and Chemical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Arts; and Administrative and Information Sciences. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies serves as chair of the Council.

The Graduate Council speaks for faculty on issues related to all graduate programs except the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. The Graduate Council consults with the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee about areas in which the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. intersects with other graduate programs.

Graduate Council Responsibilities:

• Confirms academic unit-specific criteria for membership in the UM Doctoral Faculty and UMKC Graduate Faculty.

• Upon the recommendation of the academic units, appoints and reappoints Graduate Professorships and recommends members for the Doctoral Faculty.

• Monitors the quality of graduate programs other than the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program using periodic reviews based on reports from existing bodies, councils or committees.

• Recommends new graduate programs and graduate program reduction/termination.

• Reviews such other policy matters as are referred to it, for example, major curriculum changes.

2013-2014 Graduate Council

Graduate Council Minutes

Graduate Council Members

Academic Unit

Term Expires

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Phone

A&S Humanities

2013

Michael Pritchett

2765

A&S Sciences

2015

James Murowchick (Geosciences)

2979

A&S Social Sciences

2014

Shannon Jackson (Sociology)

2517

Conservatory of Music

2014

Lindsey Williams

2354

School Computing & Engineering

2016

TBA

XXX

School of Biological Sciences

2012

Edward Gogol

2584

School of Business and Public Administration

2014

Larry Garrison

2825

School of Dentistry

2012

Mary Walker

2825

School of Education

2014

Sue Vartuli

2470

School of Law

 

Jeff Thomas

2378

School of Nursing

2015

Jane Peterson

5963

School of Pharmacy

2014

Jianping Wang

6440

School of Medicine

2015

William Lafferty

1074


 

Graduate Council Members At-Large

Academic Unit

Term Expires

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Phone

Physical/Mathematical Science

2016

John Kevern (Engineering)

5977

Biological/Chemical Science

2015

Nathan Oyler (Chemistry)

2297

Social/Behaviorial Science

2016

TBA

XXX

Humanities/Arts

2014

Barry Anderson
(Art and Art History)

2988

Administrative/Info. Science

201r

Roger Pick
(Business Management)

2336


 

Graduate Council Ex-Officio Members

Academic Unit

Term Expires

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Phone

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

 

Ronald A. MacQuarrie (Chair)

1301

Administrative Liaison

 

Nancy Hoover

1731


 

Graduate Council Subcommittees

Humanities

Social Science

Natural Science

Barry Anderson
Laurie Ellinghausen
Lindsey Williams

S/B at-large
Larry Garrison
Shannon Jackson
Jane Peterson
Roger Pick
Jeff Thomas
Sue Vartuli

Edward Gogol
SCE rep
John Kevern
William Lafferty
James Murowchick
Nathan Oyler
Mary Walker
JianPing Wang