Graduate Council

The governing body of The Graduate School is the Graduate Council, which operates in accordance with its Bylaws.  The membership of the Graduate Council shall be specified in the Graduate Council Bylaws. A majority of the voting members of the Graduate Council shall constitute a quorum.
 
2.1A  Functions
 
The functions of Graduate Council shall be:
 
1.  To formulate educational policy for all graduate work in doctoral programs at the Graduate School and in other graduate programs of The Graduate School, to set standards of admission and academic performance, and curriculum and degree requirements.
 
2.  To approve programs and curricula leading to the doctoral degree and to approve other graduate programs of The Graduate School and the curricula of these programs.
 
3. To recommend to the CUNY Board of Trustees the granting of honorary and graduate degrees to qualified candidates. This function shall be exercised exclusively by the faculty members of the Council.
 
4. To consider any other academic matters of The Graduate School and to make recommendations to the CUNY Board of Trustees.
 
5. To receive, consider, approve, and forward, as appropriate, reports and recommendations of the Council's standing committees.
 
6.  To review, and act on revisions to the Governance document of The Graduate School of the Graduate School and University Center, and to the Bylaws of Graduate Council of the Graduate School of the Graduate School and University Center.
 
2.1B  Chair
 
1.  The President of The Graduate Center shall be Chair of Graduate Council and shall preside over its meetings. In the absence of the President, the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council shall preside.


2.  The Chair of the Executive Committee of Graduate Council shall preside over the meetings of the Executive Committee. The Chair shall serve for a two-year term and shall be elected by the voting members of the Council from among the faculty representatives of the Council at its final spring meeting during years when elections are scheduled.
 
The Graduate School and University Center
The Graduate Council
2016-2017
 

(Nonvoting Members)

President

Chase F. Robinson

Provost and Senior Vice President 

Joy Connolly

Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs

David Olan

Dean for the Sciences

Josh Brumberg

Vice President for Student Affairs

Matthew Schoengood

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Sebastian Persico

Vice President for Information Technology 

Robert Campbell

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jay Golan

Executive Director for Research and Sponsored Programs

Edith Gonzalez

Chief Librarian

Polly Thistlethwaite