Graduate Education & Research facilitates numerous resources for faculty, including scholarly travel funding, graduate faculty status, and graduate faculty governance. For additional information and resources beyond this summary, faculty and staff may visit the internal resources page.
The Scholarly Activity Fund supports travel for eligible full-time faculty to state/regional, national, or international professional meetings or events to present their scholarly papers, exhibits, and musical or dramatic performances. Funding is provided up to the following amounts based upon distance of travel: $750 for state/regional (less than 350 miles from Warrensburg), $1,000 for national (greater than 350 miles from Warrensburg), or $1,500 for international (outside the 50 United States). Total amount for the fiscal year may not exceed $1,000 unless traveling internationally in which case $1,500 for the fiscal year is provided.
Full Graduate Faculty Status provides the privilege to
Associate Graduate Faculty Status provides the privilege to
Nominations for the 2020 Faculty Scholar Award. This award, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education & Research (GER), recognizes exceptional merit in scholarly and creative work of full-time faculty at the University of Central Missouri.
The Graduate Faculty Assembly (GFA) is the governing body of graduate programs for the University of Central Missouri. The GFA is comprised of all members of the Graduate Faculty and administrators assigned to Graduate Studies. Recognizing that input from graduate faculty is crucial to the quality of graduate education, the GFA provides a forum for discussion of graduate education issues and elects members to the Graduate Council (GC).
The Graduate Council serves as an administrative committee for the Provost/Chief Learning Officer and the Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Services. The GC serves as a recommending body to Graduate Education and Research and all graduate functions of Graduate and International Student Services and the Registrar. The Graduate Council functions as the main recommending body to the director of Graduate Education and 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.