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Graduate Council Committees

Information about Graduate Council subcommittees for the 2013-14 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:  Sharon Chappy, Nursing (MSN, DNP)

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Steve Dunn Sustainable Management
College of Education & Human Services Emmanuel Jean Francois Transnational Human Services Leadership
College of Letters & Science Bob Stelzer Biology
College of Nursing Sharon Chappy MSN/DNP
Office of Graduate Studies Susan Cramer Graduate Studies
Graduate Students Sudipto Sarkar Business Administration

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: Jen Szydlik, Mathematics Education (MS)

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Lee Van Syoc Dean's Representative
College of Education & Human Services Mike Ford Reading Education
College of Letters & Science Jen Szydlik Mathematics Education
College of Nursing Waived
Graduate Students Reggie Parson Public Administration

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: Jen Szydlik, Mathematics Education (MS)

Graduate Student:  Reggie Parson, Public Administration (MPA)

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: Judith Hankes, Curriculum & Instruction (MSE)

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Lee Van Syoc Dean's Representative
College of Education & Human Services Judith Hankes Curriculum & Instruction
College of Letters & Science Phan Hong-Lishner Psychology
College of Nursing Sharon Chappy Nursing

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:  Kathy Hagens, Business Administration (MBA)

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Kathy Hagens Business Administration
College of Education & Human Services Elizabeth Alderton Dean's Representative
College of Letters & Science Karen King Public Administration
College of Nursing Shelly Lancaster Dean's Representative


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:  Kathy Hagens, Business Administration (MBA)

RepresentationNameGraduate Program
College of Business Kathy Hagens Business Administration
College of Education & Human Services Kelli Saginak Professional Counseling
College of Letters & Science John Cross Dean's Representative
College of Nursing Sharon Chappy Nursing
Graduate Students Sudipto Sarkar Business Administration

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:  Steve Dunn, Sustainable Management (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:  Bill Wresch, Business Administration (MBA)

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:  Dilnoza Jumaeva, Business Administration (MBA)