Charge and Membership
The Graduate Council reviews, coordinates, and serves as an advocate for graduate education at Ohio University. The council has both advisory and policy-recommending responsibilities for graduate education. It initiates, reviews, and recommends University-wide policy and new directions for graduate education.
The Graduate Council recommends to the University Curriculum Council the elimination of graduate programs and degrees at Ohio University. (See Section II.D.4.c for procedures for the elimination of graduate programs.) Other recommendations by the Council go through the Provost to the President for final approval.
Four members (three faculty and one administrator) of the Curriculum Committee of the Graduate Council are cross-appointed to serve as voting members of the University Curriculum Council (UCC) and UCC’s Program Committee. The primary charge of these members will be to represent the concerns of the Graduate Council although they will be voting members of both Councils. Through the cross-appointed members of the Graduate Council and UCC, Graduate Council advises UCC on the approval and implementation of graduate programs.
This committee reports to the Provost and President.
1 Ex-officio - The dean (or designee) of the Graduate College will serve as a nonvoting member.
Graduate Director, Scripps
Faculty Athletic Representative
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
Arts & Sciences
Debra M. Benton
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College
Director, International Student Services
Program Director/Assistant Clinical Professor, Dublin
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine
Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Ed.D.
Professor, Art History
Associate Clinical Professor
Graduate Student Senate President
All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.
All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.