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Graduate Council

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.

Student Appeals

Students who are denied admission to the Graduate School may appeal directly to the Graduate Council. 

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 Graduate Council meeting. 

All Other Agenda Items

Due two weeks prior to meeting date in the Graduate School Office. Please note that anyone who is not a full-time employee of ULM must have Adjunct Faculty status in order to be an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty.

Graduate Council Forms are available here.

Meeting dates for 2014-2015 Academic Year:

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