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Graduate Council Committees

Information about Graduate Council subcommittees for the 2014-15 academic year.

Executive Committee

Serve as a planning and advisory resource to the Dean of Graduate Studies regarding administrative policies and procedures, programs, and current issues facing the Graduate School; has the authority and responsibility to hear appeals for exceptions to Office of Graduate Studies policies based on the Graduate Studies' Appeals Procedure document for: a) graduate students, with subsequent appeal to the entire Graduate Council; b) graduate faculty, departments, or other academic units regarding administrative actions of the Office of Graduate Studies affecting the conduct of graduate programs, subject to appeal to the entire Graduate Council. Term of those committee members who are Graduate Program Coordinator's is continuous unless the member chooses to leave the committee or his or her term as a Graduate Program Coordinator ends.

Executive Committee Chair:  Phan Hong

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Steve Dunn Sustainable Management (MS)
College of Education & Human Services Alan Saginak Professional Counseling (MSE)
College of Letters & Science Bob Stelzer Biology (MS)
College of Nursing Judy Westphal Nursing (MSN, DNP)
Office of Graduate Studies Susan Cramer Graduate Studies
Graduate Student Randy Harris Educational Leadership (MS)

Curriculum Approval Committee

Has the authority and responsibility to review changes in curricula, program reviews, credit requirements, and admissions criteria; make decisions that support program quality and consistency of standards in the graduate programs and review other curricular matters; and report actions to the Graduate Council. Term of those committee members who are Graduate Program Coordinators is continuous unless the member chooses to leave the committee or his or her term as a Graduate Program Coordinator ends.

Curriculum Approval Committee Chair: Karen Gibson

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business David Fuller COB
College of Education & Human Services Karen Gibson Educational Leadership (MS)
College of Letters & Science Jason Belnap Mathematics Education (MS)
College of Nursing Judy Westphal Nursing (MSN, DNP)
Graduate Student Karen Landay Business Administration (MBA)

Academic Policies Committee Representation

The Academic Policies Committee is a subcommittee of the University's Faculty Senate, and carries out the faculty's responsibility for the academic policies and programs of the university.  Representation on the Academic Policies Committee includes one graduate faculty member from the Graduate Council's Curriculum Approval Committee and one graduate student.

Graduate Faculty Member: Karen Gibson

Graduate Student:  Karen Landay

Distinguished Research Award Committee

Selects annually the University's most distinguished thesis, clinical paper, or field project manuscript, and reviews graduate student nominees for regional and national honors. No graduate students serve on this committee.Term of those committee members who are Graduate Program Coordinators is continuous unless the member chooses to leave the committee or his or her term as a Graduate Program Coordinator ends.

Distinguished Research Award Committee Chair: Christine Roth

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business David Fuller COB
College of Education & Human Services Toni House Transnational Human Services Leadership (MS)
College of Letters & Science Christine Roth English (MA)
College of Nursing Waived

Graduate Studies Travel Fund Committee

Reviews applications from graduate students presenting their scholarly work at professional meetings and conferences, and determines award amounts. No graduate students serve on this committee. Term of those committee members who are Graduate Program Coordinators is continuous unless the member chooses to leave the committee or his or her term as a Graduate Program Coordinator ends.

Graduate Studies Travel Fund Committee Chair:  Elizabeth Alderton

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Bill Wresch Business Administration (MBA)
College of Education & Human Services Elizabeth Alderton COEHS
College of Letters & Science John Cross COLS
College of Nursing Shelly Lancaster Nursing (MSN, DNP)


Graduate Studies Initiatives Program Committee

Reviews funding proposals from graduate faculty and makes recommendations to the Graduate Council to fund or not fund the project. The Graduate Council will discuss and act on all recommendations.

Graduate Studies Initiatives Program Committee Chair:  Shelly Lancaster

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Kathy Hagens Business Administration (MBA)
College of Education & Human Services Eric Brunsell Curriculum & Instruction (MSE)
College of Letters & Science Karl Nollenberger Public Administration (MPA)
College of Nursing Shelly Lancaster Nursing (MSN, DNP)
Graduate Student Randy Harris Educational Leadership (MS)

Graduate Studies Representative to the Faculty Development Board

The Faculty Development board is committed to providing opportunities for continuing faculty and academic staff to renew their intellectual vitality and further their professional growth. Graduate Studies Office representation includes one graduate faculty member, who is preferably a member of the Graduate Council.

Office of Graduate Studies Representative:  Phan Hong, Psychology (MS)

Graduate Council Representative to the Student Scholarly & Creative Activities Board

The Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Board is charged to 1) champion and support a wide range of student research and creative activities and facilitate student collaboration with faculty and instructional staff in scholarly and creative activities; and 2) exercise program oversight and manage the student/faculty collaborative research grant programs. Board representation includes one faculty member of the Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Representative:  Joan Heller, Social Work (MSW)

Graduate Student Representative on the Segregated Fees Committee

The Segregated Fee Committee is responsible for recommending the maximum level of assessment of segregated fees. The committee includes eight students appointed by the Oshkosh Student Association.

Graduate Student Representative: Sabrina Prus, Business Administration (MBA)