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Mission 

The mission of the Graduate Council is to promote graduate education, scholarship, and research; to support individuals, departments, and programs in the pursuit of excellence; to foster innovative, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary activities; and to maintain high ethical and academic standards in graduate studies.

Click here to download the Bylaws of the Graduate School.

Changes to Graduate Education at the University of Miami

Overview

Changes to existing courses, curriculums, programs, departments, school/colleges, degrees, certificates, and policies, as well as newly proposed programs, departments, school/colleges, degrees, certificates, and policies, are required to follow the University's governance process of review and approval.

Click here for an overview of various types of proposals that must be submitted to the Graduate Council. Some items require a vote by the members of the Graduate Council, whereas other items are considered notification items only. This list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions about whether or not an item needs to be reviewed by the Graduate Council, contact Dr. Tiffany Plantan, Director of Education in the Graduate School, at t.plantan@miami.edu or (305) 284-4154.

Process and Procedures

Once a proposer develops a proposal, it must undergo a formal review and approval process at the University before the item being proposed is implemented. Proposers develop and submit a proposal through the University's Curriculum Information Management System (CIM). Click here to enter and submit a proposal through CIM (http://next-bulletin.miami.edu/programadmin). Once submitted, the proposal will move through an online workflow of review and/or approval at various levels. 

For proposals related to graduate education at the University, the following are the minimum approvals that are required (some proposal require additional approvals):

  1. School/College Council
  2. Office of Assessment and Accreditation
  3. Graduate Council*
  4. General Welfare Committee
  5. Faculty Senate
  6. President
  7. Registrar 
  8. Board of Trustees (if applicable)

*When the proposal is routed to the Graduate Council through the online workflow, the proposer will be contacted by the Graduate School to present the proposal at a Graduate Council meeting (schedule below).  Following the Graduate Council meeting, the proposal will either be sent back in the workflow for edits, or moved forward in the workflow to the next step of the review/approval process. 

Database of Graduate Council Proposals

Click here to download the Database of Graduate Council Proposals.  This database is updated at the end of each academic year.

Graduate Council Meeting Schedule Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall 2020
Time: 2:30pm
Location: via Zoom

Fall 2020

Materials Due By

August 18 August 10
September 15 September 7
October 20 October 12
November 17 November 9

 

Spring 2021
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Ashe 235

Spring 2021

Materials Due By

January 19 January 11
February 16 February 8
March 16 March 8
April 20 April 12


Graduate Council Members Academic Year 2020-2021

School/College

Council Member

Appointed until May 31 of year indicated below

School of Architecture Frank Martinez
Alternate: Sonia Chao
2021
College of Arts and Sciences Patricia Saunders
Amie Nielsen
Alternate: Olga Korotkova
Alternate: Jamie Walls
2023
Miami Herbert Business School

Vidhi Chhaochharia

Alternate: Sammi Tang 

2022
School of Communication                      Nick Carcioppolo                       Alternate: Sunny Tsai 2022
School of Education and Human Development Mary Avalos
Alternate: Kysha Harriell
2021
College of Engineering Charles Huang
Alternate: Manohar Murthi
2021
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Guoqing Lin
Alternate: Maria Josefina Olascoaga
2022
Miller School of Medicine Fulvia Verde
Alternate: Laura Bianchi
2023
Frost School of Music Lansing McLoskey 
Alternate: Ross Harbaugh
2023
School of Nursing and Health Studies Nichole Crenshaw
Alternate: Brenda Owusu
2021
Graduate Student Association Corbin Graves 2021


Ex-Officio
Dr. Guillermo J. Prado, Dean, Graduate School
Elizabeth Fish, Interim Associate Dean, University Libraries
Graduate Faculty Representatives to the Faculty Senate
Tracy Devine Guzman, College of Arts and Sciences (2022)
Mitsunori Ogihara, College of Arts and Sciences (2022)
Esber Andiroglu, College of Engineering (2022)
Denise Vidot, School of Nursing and Health Studies (2021)