Graduate Council


The Oakland University Graduate Council is a permanent standing committee of the University Senate, established to make recommendations to the Senate.

Its charge includes the following responsibilities:

  • Making recommendations to the University Senate regarding proposed and existing graduate programs, including recommendations for program suspension or discontinuance.
  • The Graduate Council shall seek, when necessary, the advice of other appropriate University bodies concerning the impact of new programs or changes in existing programs.
  • Rendering advice to the Dean of Graduate Study on all matters concerning graduate program administration and support and ongoing graduate study activities as the Dean of Graduate Study may request.
  • Conducting periodic reviews of graduate programs with reports of findings submitted to the University Senate and other appropriate bodies.
  • Appointing subcommittees as necessary to assist the Graduate Council in its recommendations. The subcommittees shall report their recommendations to the Graduate Council in carrying out its responsibilities.
  • Recommending to the President all candidates for graduate degrees.
 2017 - 2018 Meetings
9/13/20171/17/2018
9/27/20171/31/2018
10/11/20172/14/2018
10/25/20172/28/2018
11/8/20173/14/2018
11/29/20173/28/2018
12/13/20174/11/2018
 4/25/2018
Click here to view the Graduate Council Minutes and Agendas for 2017-2018 meetings. 
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