Proposal to Change Department Admission Policies or Academic
If you are requesting to Change Department Admission Policies or
Academic Standards, please follow the directions as outlined below. Then
complete the proposal following the provided format.
Changes in Scholastic Standards or Admissions Policies
changes that deviate from current graduate scholastic standards
or admissions policies shall be made according to the latest
Graduate Studies Committee approved format.
changes to graduate scholastic standards or admission policies
shall be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee prior to
referral to the Faculty Senate.
shall be referred to the Chair of the Graduate Policy Committee
at least one week prior to its regularly scheduled meeting. A
copy of the request shall be forwarded concurrently to the Chair
of the Graduate Studies Committee.
approval by department faculty, requests from a Department or
School shall be signed by the Department Chair and the Dean of
the Academic School and the Dean of the Graduate School.
affecting more than one department shall carry appropriate
endorsement by the other group(s) concerned.
representatives must be present at the Graduate Policy Committee
meeting to review the proposed changes and respond to questions
from members of the Graduate Policy Committee.
proposals approved by the Graduate Policy Committee shall be
submitted to the next regularly scheduled Graduate Studies
Committee meeting for approval prior to reporting to the Faculty
Recommended Format for GSC Submissions Relating to Scholastic
Standards or Admissions Policies
Requests for changes to Graduate
scholastic standards or admissions policies shall be made according to
the following captioned format:
Nature of request
Date voted on by Department faculty
Rationale for recommended change
Exact wording that will go into Graduate Catalog
Date new policy will go into effect
Effects on programs and faculty load
- Signatures of
Department Chair(s), Academic Dean(s), and Graduate School Dean