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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, Executive Director of the Graduate School, at t.plantan@miami.edu or (305) 284-4154.

Process and Procedures

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. 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. 

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. 

Curriculum Information Management (CIM) Instructions

For guidance on how to submit a proposal through CIM, please visit the Office of Assessment and Accrediatation's Academic Planning Website. In addition to providing proposal guidance and instructions, this website also provides a list of CIM liaisons by school/college who can assist you with your proposal, as well as approval flowcharts and deadlines.

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 2022-2023

Fall 2022
Time: 2:30pm
Via Zoom

Fall 2022

Materials Due By

August 23 August 15
September 20 September 12
October 18 October 10
November 15 November 7

 

Spring 2023
Time: 2:30pm
Via Zoom

Spring 2023

Materials Due By

January 17 January 9
February 21 February 13
March 21 March 13
April 18 April 10


Graduate Council Members Academic Year 2022-2023

School/College

Council Member

Appointed until May 31 of year indicated below

School of Architecture Eric Firley
Alternate: Frank Martinez
2024
College of Arts and Sciences Patricia Saunders
Amie Nielsen
Alternate: Olga Korotkova
Alternate: Jamie Walls
2023
Miami Herbert Business School

Khrystyna Bochkay
Alternate: Zoey Chen 

2025
School of Communication                     Weiting Tao                      Alternate: Tyler Harrison 2025
School of Education and Human Development Kysha Harriell
Alternate: None
2024
College of Engineering Abhishek Prasad
Alternate: J.P. Bardet
2024
Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science Maria Josefina Olascoaga
Alternate: Paul Sikkel
2025
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 Patricia Larrieu-Jimenez
Alternate: John Clochesy
2024
Graduate Student Association Joseph Bonner 2023


Ex-Officio
Dr. Guillermo J. Prado, Dean, Graduate School
Elizabeth Fish, Associate Dean, University Libraries
Graduate Faculty Representatives to the Faculty Senate
Krista Goff, College of Arts and Sciences, Primary Senator (2025)
Mitsunori Ogihara, College of Arts and Sciences, Primary Senator (2025)
Amanda Quist, Frost School of Music, Alternate Senator (2025)
Olga Korotkova, College of Arts and Sciences, Alternate Senator (2024)