|Graduate Council Forms|
|College Committee Recommendation for Graduate Student Appeal|
|Recommendation for Time Extension to Complete Degree Requirements|
|Graduate Faculty Recommendation Form|
|Graduate Council Appeal Decision|
The Graduate Council was formed to enable a cadre of faculty with significant experience and achievement in graduate education to assist in the review and implementation of campus graduate studies issues. Working with the Director of the Graduate School, the Graduate Council serves to assess and implement initiatives that foster successful graduate education involving faculty and students.
In addition to serving as an advisory body, the members of the Graduate Council make recommendations on policies for the Graduate School and serve as the final arbiter for student-related appeals.
Members of the Graduate Council are appointed for three-year terms by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Director of the Graduate School and the deans of the academic colleges. The appointment of college representatives is made on a staggered basis to maintain continuity of experience.
The Graduate Council meets at a minimum once per month to hear student appeals and approve membership for candidacy for Graduate Faculty positions.
Students who are denied admission to the Graduate School may appeal directly to the Graduate Council. In order to appeal an admission decision, applicants must submit a personal letter of appeal plus three letters of support (preferably from academic sources) to the Graduate School.
All other students should contact the graduate coordinator from their program to begin
the appeal process. With the exception of the above situation, all appeals must be
evaluated by the student's college or school committee prior to being submitted to
the Graduate Council. If you do not know the graduate coordinator for your program,
please see the degree program listing.
All appeal submissions are due to the Graduate School in Hanna 241 a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled Graduate Council meeting date.
If a graduate faculty appointment request is being made, a Graduate Faculty Recommendation Form should be used. Each completed form should be accompanied by a letter of nomination from the appropriate program or school director as well as a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. Requests for Adjunct Staff Listing in the University Catalog do not have to be approved through Graduate Council. Academic Affairs has created a step-by-step list for preparing both documents with the routing for each, which can be found here. Please note that anyone who is not a full-time employee of ULM must have Adjunct Faculty status in order to be an Associate or Clinical Member of the Graduate Faculty. Completed recommendations are due to the Graduate School in Hanna 241 a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled Graduate Council meeting date.
Any other items for consideration at the Graduate Council meeting are due to the Graduate School in Hanna 241 one week prior to the scheduled Graduate Council meeting date.
July 24 at 3:30 pm
August 14 at 3:30 pm
September 18 at 3:30 pm
October 16 at 3:30 pm
November 20 at 3:30 pm
December 3 at 3:30 pm (tentative)
January 8 at 3:30 pm
Spring meeting dates are TBD.