The Graduate Council is a faculty-led governance standing committee of the University Academic Senate. It was established in the 2004-05 academic year to promote excellence in graduate education by creating policies and reviewing curriculum that ensure consistency, equity, and fairness across all graduate programs.
The Graduate Council is a representative body of all faculty engaged in graduation education. Its voting membership is made up of two faculty representatives from each academic college and the University Libraries and two student representatives from the graduate student body.
The Graduate Council strives to ensure transparency in its decision-making; thus, meetings are open to the GVSU community for anyone to attend. Additionally, all agendas and approved meeting minutes are published on the Graduate Council’s website. Further information on the Graduate Council, including current membership and meeting schedules are available on this website.