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The Graduate Council is responsible to the President, through the Provost, for recommending policy regarding standards, criteria, regulations, and procedures for graduate education.

It is to review and make recommendations on proposals for graduate degree programs; criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty; membership of the Graduate Faculty; admittance of doctoral students to candidacy for prospective degrees; residence requirements for graduate students; petitions and appeals; and any other matters relevant to the Graduate School.

Appointment:

Appointments will be made by the Graduate Dean.

Operating Procedures:

The Council will develop its own operating procedures subject to approval by the Provost. Copies of any minutes or reports are to be provided to the President, to the Provost, to the Faculty Senate, and to the University Library. The chairperson may be invited to visit the Faculty Senate to inform the Senate of the activities of the Council during the year.

Chairperson:

The Graduate Dean will be the chairperson of the Council.

NameCollege/DepartmentCodeStart TermEnd Term
Aliza Wong, Ph.D.Arts & Sciences, History220122014
Ann Hawkins, Ph.D.Humanities, English120112014
Bill Poirier, Ph.D.Arts & Sciences, Chemistry220132015
Carla Myers, Ph.D.University College1020132016
Claudia Cogliser, Ph.D.Rawls College of Business, Business Administration120112014
Jeffery Lastrapes, Ph.D.Visual and Performing Arts, Music, School of Music320132014
Jeffrey S Nesbit, Ph.D.Architecture120132016
Jorgelina Orfila, Ph.D.Visual & Performing Arts120122015
Matt Baker, Ph.D.CASNR, Agricultural Education & Communications120132016
Ram Iyer, Ph.D.Math and Sciences120112014
Robin Lock, Ph.D.Education, Education EPL120132016
Simon Hsiang, PH.D.Engineering, Industrial Engineering120132016
Stephen Cook, Ph.D.Arts & Sciences, Psychology120122015
Sterling Shumway, Ph.D.Human Sciences, Comm Family and Addiction Svcs120132016
Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D.Media and Communication120132016

Membership Code:

  1. Eleven members of and elected by the Graduate Faculty for three-year terms, voting
  2. Two members at large of the Graduate Faculty recommended by the Graduate Dean for two-year terms, voting
  3. One member from the Faculty Senate, appointed for one year by the Faculty Senate on rotating basis, voting
  4. The Graduate Dean, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  5. Associate Deans of the Graduate School, ex-officio and nonvoting
  6. A Vice Provost, ex-officio and nonvoting
  7. One member of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  8. Vice President for Graduate Affairs, Student Government Association, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  9. One representative from the University Library System, ex-officio and nonvoting
  10. One representative from the University College, Ex-officio and nonvoting

Ex-Officio Members of the Graduate Council

* Individuals named by virtue of their positions
Ex-Officio members of the Graduate Council do not vote on motions.

NameCollege/DepartmentCodeStatus
Clifford Fedler, Ph.D.Graduate School520132016Ex-Officio
Dominick Casadonte, Ph.D.Chemistry420132016Ex-Officio
Earnstein Dukes , Ph.D.Library920132016Ex-Officio
Garrett Mohr, Ph.D.Chemistry 820132015Ex-Officio
Gary Elbow, Ph.D.A&S, Social Sciences, Economics & Geography620132016Ex-Officio
* Pamela Johnson, Ph.D.Grad School of Biomed Sciences Lbk720132016Ex-Officio
Ralph Ferguson, Ph.D.Graduate School520132016Ex-Officio

Academic Program

  • Clifford Fedler, Ph.D., Chair
  • Ann Hawkins, Ph.D.
  • Ram Iyer, Ph.D.
  • Robin Lock, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Cook, Ph.D.
  • Sterling Shumway, Ph.D.

Student Affairs

  • Ralph Ferguson, Ph.D., Chair
  • Jeffrey S Nesbit, Ph.D.
  • Matt Baker, Ph.D.
  • Simon Hsiang, PH.D.
  • Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D.

Membership Code:

  1. Eleven members of and elected by the Graduate Faculty for three-year terms, voting
  2. Two members at large of the Graduate Faculty recommended by the Graduate Dean for two-year terms, voting
  3. One member from the Faculty Senate, appointed for one year by the Faculty Senate on rotating basis, voting
  4. The Graduate Dean, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  5. Associate Deans of the Graduate School, ex-officio and nonvoting
  6. A Vice Provost, ex-officio and nonvoting
  7. One member of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  8. Vice President for Graduate Affairs, Student Government Association, Ex-officio and nonvoting
  9. One representative from the University Library System, ex-officio and nonvoting
  10. One representative from the University College, Ex-officio and nonvoting

Committees of the Graduate Council

Academic Program

  • Clifford Fedler, Ph.D., Chair
  • Ann Hawkins, Ph.D.
  • Ram Iyer, Ph.D.
  • Robin Lock, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Cook, Ph.D.
  • Sterling Shumway, Ph.D.

Student Affairs

  • Ralph Ferguson, Ph.D., Chair
  • Jeffrey S Nesbit, Ph.D.
  • Matt Baker, Ph.D.
  • Simon Hsiang, PH.D.
  • Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D.

Graduate Council 2012 Meeting Schedule

Graduate Council Meetings:

Date and Time: First Thursday of each month at 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM during the academic year.
Location: Administration Building Room 313

Some application materials must be submitted in PDF format. To convert documents to PDF, applicants may:

  • Use Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) on the on-campus computers in the library ATLC. Staff at the ATLC are also available to assist students with scanning files to create PDFs.
  • Download a free, trial version of Adobe Acrobat from the Adobe web site.
  • Use free, third-party PDF conversion software available on the web (e.g. PDFonline or Cute PDF).