The Graduate Council (GC) serves as the academic governance group for graduate faculty at the University of Central Missouri. Graduate Council members are elected by graduate faculty to represent their colleges. The Graduate Faculty Assembly is comprised of all faculty with full or associate graduate faculty status. Graduate Coordinators are a subset of the graduate faculty that have been appointed by their respective chair and dean to oversee and coordinate graduate programs.
The Graduate Council (GC) serves as an administrative committee for the Provost/Chief Learning Officer and the Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Services. The Graduate Council serves as a recommending body to Graduate Education & Research and all graduate functions of Graduate & International Student Services and the Registrar. The Graduate Council functions as the main recommending body to the director of Graduate Education & Research on all issues central to: the development and advancement of the university’s vision with regard to graduate education and research, the development and review of University policies and procedures for graduate education as set forth in the Graduate Catalog, the review and recommendation of curricula (including program admissions requirements, courses, degrees, and certificates), the monitoring of graduate program quality, and the review of all full graduate-faculty status requests.
The Graduate Council typically meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm during the fall and spring semester. Additional meetings may arise as needed. See Agenda for further location information and details. The Graduate Council follows Robert's Rules of Order.
FA 2020: Aug 13 & 27, Sept 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 12, Dec 10
SP 2021: Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 25, Mar 11 & 25, Apr 8 & 22, May 6
The Graduate Council serves as the executive committee of the Graduate Faculty Assembly. The Graduate Faculty Assembly is comprised of all faculty with full or associate graduate faculty status.
The Graduate Faculty Assembly typically meets twice per academic year, once every fall and once every spring semester, unless additional meetings are needed. See Agenda for further location information and details.
FA 2020: Sept 3
SP 2021: Feb 4
Graduate Coordinators serve as the primary faculty contact for their graduate program. They are a subset of the graduate faculty that allows for communication flow, sharing of information, and collecting feedback.
Graduate Coordinators typically meet four times per academic year, twice every fall and twice every spring, unless additional meetings are needed. See Agenda for further location information and details.
FA 2020: Oct 1, Nov 18
SP 2021: Mar 4, Apr 21
Graduate Education & Research and Graduate & International Student Services represent UCM on the Missouri Graduate Deans Association (MOGDA), the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).