Article IV Sections 1 & 2 of the Faculty Constitution delegate certain powers and duties to the following Councils. The Faculty Senate reserves to itself the right of referendum over all matters adopted by a council with a simple majority vote of the members present and voting at a meeting of the Faculty Senate.
The Graduate Council shall represent the University Graduate Faculty in setting all academic policies related to post baccalaureate study and degree programs. The Dean of the Graduate School is responsible for administering all policies and procedures affecting graduate students and programs.
The Faculty Senate delegates the following authority to the Graduate Council:
- Appointment of graduate faculty;
- Establishment of graduate admission policies;
- Establishment of criteria and standards for courses and degree programs;
- Approval of new courses pursuant to the Graduate Council Policies and Procedures;
- Approval of new concentrations in existing programs that involve less than 50% of curriculum changes;
- Approval of changes in Graduate School’s degree requirements;
- Approval of changes in existing courses pursuant to the Graduate Council Manual;
- Review of new graduate degree programs, new combined or joint degree programs and recommend to the Faculty Senate for action;
- Establishment of English and foreign language requirements;
- Establishment of other requirements for advanced degrees;
- Establishment and maintenance of the Graduate Council Policies and Procedures Manual, informing of the Faculty Senate of any changes.
The Faculty Senate, on behalf of the University Faculty, reserves the authority to:
- Review and recommend to the Board of Trustees new graduate degree programs, new combined or joint degree programs, and new concentrations in existing programs that involve more than 50% of curriculum changes, or refer back to Graduate Council;
- Review and recommend all policy and curricular proposals requiring Board of Trustee approval.
The Graduate Council will report within ten (10) working days of meeting to the Faculty Senate on the actions of the Graduate Council.
The Graduate Council shall consist of the following voting members: three (3) elected members from each graduate degree granting college or school, elected through college election by April 1st by the fully-affiliated graduate faculty of each constituency, from among faculty with regular graduate faculty status; of these, one member will be a doctoral program director (from colleges that have doctoral programs), one will be a graduate program director, if possible, and no more than one may be below the rank of Assistant Professor; eligible voters are Wright State faculty with regular graduate faculty status. Each unit providing a member shall also provide an alternate member using the same criteria and procedures as for the members. Alternate members may always attend Graduate Council meetings but may only vote in the absence of the respective member. The dean of each college/school offering graduate programs, or the associate or assistant dean with primary responsibility for graduate education in that college, the Provost, the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, the University Librarian, the Faculty Senate President or designee, a graduate student representative, the doctoral program directors, the Dean of the Graduate School the associate and/or assistant deans of the Graduate School, and administrative staff of the Dean of the Graduate School shall serve as ex officio non-voting members. The elected members of the council shall serve terms of three years, generally with one-third new members being appointed each year. An elected member who has served two consecutive terms on the council as a voting member may not be renamed to the council until at least one year has elapsed following his or her preceding term. The Dean of the Graduate School shall serve as the chair and the Dean’s administrative staff shall serve as the secretary of the Graduate Council.
The Research Council’s mission is to stimulate scholarly research activities throughout the University.
The Research Council identifies needs of the faculty, analyzes research services, and recommends policies and procedures to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. The Research Council shall evaluate and recommend priorities for internal funds to stimulate innovative research efforts.
The membership of the Council will consist of the Dean or designee and one (1) faculty member from each college or school. The Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies will serve as the chair of the Research Council. The faculty serving on the Research Council will be selected by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for two-year staggered terms. The Research Council shall report to the Faculty Senate once per semester.
The Athletics Council acts in an advisory capacity to the University President in all matters pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and carries out those functions assigned to the Council by the University President.
Faculty Senate shall appoint two (2) voting members, one each year to a two- year term, at least one of whom will be a member of Faculty Senate. The chair of the Athletics Council will report to the Faculty Senate once per semester on the actions of the Athletics Council.
Council Reports to Senate
|Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 am||Grad Council 16-17 Reports||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 am||Grad Council 16-17 Policies||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 am||Athletics Council 16-17 Minutes||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 am||Research Council 16-17 Reports||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - October 2015||Agenda | Minutes|
|Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - November 2015||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Friday, December 4, 2015, 12:00 am||Research Council - Fall 2015 Report||Agenda | Minutes|
|Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:00 am||Grad Council Spring 15-16 Reports||Agenda | Minutes | Additional attachments|
|Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - October 2013||Agenda | Minutes|
|Thursday, November 21, 2013, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - November 2013||Agenda | Minutes|
|Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:00 am||Research Council - Fall 2013 Report||Agenda | Minutes|
|Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:00 am||Athetics Council December 2013||Agenda | Minutes|
|Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:00 am||Athletics Council January 2014||Agenda | Minutes|
|Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - February 2014||Agenda | Minutes|
|Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 am||Athletics Council February 28, 2014||Agenda | Minutes|
|Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - March 2014||Agenda | Minutes|
|Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:00 am||Research Council - Spring 2014 Report||Agenda | Minutes|
|Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 am||Graduate Council - Report to Senate||Agenda | Minutes|
|Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 am||Athletics Council April 2014 Meeting||Agenda | Minutes|
|Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:00 am||Athletics Council - Final 2013-14 Report to Senate||Agenda | Minutes|