Upcoming Deadlines

  • Curriculum due to the Graduate School by the 2nd Thursday of each month (Excluding Summer)
Summer 2024
  • Dissertation and Thesis due by: July 12th (No Graduate ceremony for summer semester)

Fall 2024

  • New Graduate Student Kickoff: August 15th from 6-7PM
  • Full Graduate Faculty Membership Application due: September 20th @ 5:30pm
  • Graduate Faculty Scholarship Fund Application due: September 27th @ 3pm (For Travel that occurs between October 16th - February 20th)
  • Final draft for thesis & dissertations-Fall 2024 Deadline: Friday, November 22nd
  • Graduation Commencement: December 13th @ 5pm

Spring 2025

  • New Graduate Student Kickoff: January 9th from 6-7pm
  • Full Graduate Faculty Scholarship Fund Application due: February 7th @ 3pm (For Travel that occurs between February 21st and June 30th)
  • Full Graduate Membership Application due: March 14th @ 5:30pm
  • Graduate Student Research Symposium: April 11, 2025
  • Final draft for thesis & dissertations-Spring 2025 Deadline: Friday, April 18th 
  • Graduation Commencement: May 9th @ 5pm

The Graduate Executive Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research on issues of graduate curriculum; policies and procedures affecting graduate recruitment, admissions, progression, retention, and graduation; the graduate student research symposium; thesis and dissertation guidelines; graduate assistantships; graduate faculty status; and other graduate-related issues. The Associate Provost supervises and coordinates all graduate-level educational programs in collaboration with the academic deans, department heads, graduate program directors, and the Graduate Executive Committee thereby making recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Committee membership is composed of the following: one graduate faculty representative from each department that offers a graduate degree program; one graduate faculty member to represent all affiliated departments (affiliated departments are those areas that teach graduate courses but do not offer graduate programs); and two at-large members.  All members of the Graduate Executive Committee must maintain current graduate faculty status.  The committee meets during the academic year to review proposals for curriculum change, new or revised courses, or new degrees as they relate to graduate level programs. Approved proposals are then forwarded to the academic committee for review before advancing to the faculty senate executive committee.

Graduate Executive Committee Bylaws (updated 2-18-2021)

Graduate Executive Committee Meeting Dates and Deadlines (subject to change)

Graduate Exeuctive Committee Members 2023-2024

 Sub-Committees Membership

Graduate Executive Committee Meeting Minutes