Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2700

Graduate Council

Oakland University’s Graduate Council is a permanent standing committee of the University Senate. Established to make recommendations to the Senate, Graduate Council advises on proposed and existing graduate programs, including recommendations for program suspension or discontinuance.

Its other charges include:

  • Seeking the advice (when necessary) of other appropriate University bodies concerning the impact of new programs or changes in existing programs.
  • Rendering advice to the Dean of Graduate Education on all matters concerning graduate program administration, and support and ongoing graduate study activities as the Dean of Graduate Education 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 in 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.