Graduate Council

Purpose: To consider all matters relating to graduate programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and to recommend practices and policies that enhance the quality of A&M-CC graduate programs.

Function: The Graduate Council serves as the advisory body to the Graduate Dean. The Graduate Council reviews and evaluates the admissions policies and processes, curriculum and program requirements, academic standards, grading policies and practices, academic advising, orientation, faculty qualifications and productivity, library and learning resources, computer and laboratory facilities and other issues relating specifically to graduate education at the University. The Council assists the Graduate Dean in reviewing the content of the Graduate Catalog.

This Council also reviews new graduate programs being considered by the University once the college initiating the proposal has approved them. Once approved by the Council, the proposal will continue through the regular approval process (i.e., the Faculty Senate, the Provost's Council, and the President.)

The Graduate Council also considers strategic directions that the University should pursue regarding graduate education and assists in the formulation of marketing, scholarship, recruiting, and program development objectives needed to achieve the institution's graduate education goals.

By April 1 of each year, the Graduate Council will submit its formal recommendations regarding graduate education to the College Deans' Council and the Faculty Senate for consideration.

Bylaws of the Graduate Council

Chair:Elected by Graduate Council Members

Membership: Regular members: three tenured or tenure-track graduate faculty members from each college who are elected by the graduate faculty of the college. Ex-officio members (non-voting): the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, a representative elected by the Faculty Senate, and a senior leadership member of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library appointed by the Dean of Libraries.

Membership List: FISCAL YEAR 2019, September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019
College of Graduate Studies
   Dr. Marvarene Oliver (Interim Associate Dean, non-voting)
Term Ends
College of Business:
   Dr. Alexandra Theodossiou 05/19
   Dr. A. N. M. Waheeduzaman 05/20
   Dr. Joseph Mollick 05/21
College of Education and Human Development:
   Dr. Lynn Hemmer 05/19
   Dr. Faye Bruun 05/20
   Dr. Michelle Hollenbaugh 05/21
College of Liberal Arts:
   Dr. Steve Seidel 05/19
   Mr. Louis Katz 05/20
   Dr. Sandrine Sanos 05/21
College of Nursing:
   Dr. Sara Baldwin 05/19
   Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton 05/20
   Dr. Christina Murphey 05/21
College of Science and Engineering:         
   Dr. Xinping Hu 05/19
   Dr. Chris Bird 05/20
   Dr. Dulal Kar 05/21
Ex Officio Members (non-voting)
   Library
   Dr. Catherine Rudowsky 
   ITDEC and Faculty Senate Representative
   Dr. A. N. M. Waheeduzaman  (Graduate Council member; voting)

Tentative Future Meeting Dates:

  2018

           August 23

           September 13

           October 11

           November 8

           December 13

  2019

           January 10

           February 14

           March 14

           April 11

           May 9

All meetings are held from 01:00 to 03:00 p.m. in LIB-208.

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