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 2018, September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
College of Graduate Studies
   Dr. Marvarene Oliver (Interim Associate Dean, non-voting)
Term Ends
College of Business:
   Dr. Joseph Mollick 05/18
   Dr. Alexandra Theodossiou 05/19
   Dr. A. N. M. Waheeduzaman 05/20
College of Education and Human Development:
   Dr. Frank Spaniol 05/18
   Dr. Lynn Hemmer 05/19
   Dr. Faye Bruun 05/20
College of Liberal Arts:
   Dr. Charles “Chuck” Etheridge 05/18
   Dr. Steve Seidel (Chair of the Council) 05/19
   Mr. Louis Katz 05/20
College of Nursing:
   Dr. Pamela Greene 05/18
   Dr. Sara Baldwin 05/19
   Dr. Susan Dyess 05/20
College of Science and Engineering:         
   Dr. Dulal Kar 05/18
   Dr. Xinping Hu 05/19
   Dr. Chris Bird 05/20
Ex Officio Members (non-voting)
   Dr. Catherine Rudowsky 
   ITDEC and Faculty Senate Representative
   Dr. Frank Spaniol (Graduate Council member – voting)

Tentative Future Meeting Dates:


           August 24

           September 14 and 28

           October 12 and 27

           November 9

           December 14


           January 25

           February 8 and 22

           March 8 and 22

           April 12 and 26

           May 10

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

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