Graduate Council

Overview

The Graduate Council consists of:

  • Ten members of the graduate faculty (selected by the Fitchburg State University Faculty Association)
  • Three administrators (appointed by the University’s president)
  • A degree-seeking graduate student

The Graduate Council makes recommendations on the following matters:

  • New programs and program changes
  • New policies and policy changes
  • New courses and course changes
  • Course removals

Forms

Graduate Council forms are used to propose new or revised courses, programs, and policies. Proposals must be submitted including supporting documentation as noted on the forms. Please contact our office, the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education with any questions.


Please note: The forms below are in an electronic format. If you want to create a form for sharing with others such as a curriculum committee prior to submitting choose the save progress option at the bottom of the form.

To get a PDF copy of the saved form, go to print and choose save as PDF copy rather than print.

To access the saved form at a later time for editing or to finalize submission visit forms.fitchburgstate.edu to login.


Reference

Meeting Dates and Council Members

April 7, 2022, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/bwj-jnak-uae
Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2022

April Meeting Minutes
GCE 21-22-25 Academic Plan 2021 - 2025
GCE 21-22-26 GCE Graduate Program Change - MS Computer Science
GCE 21-22-27 GCE New Graduate Course - Internet of Things and Smart Cities
GCE 21-22-28 GCE Graduate Course Change - CJ 7300
GCE 21-22-29 GCE Graduate Course Change - CJ 8580

March 3, 2022, 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Meeting Cancelled

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/bwj-jnak-uae
Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022

February 3, 2022, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/xqh-mbmd-jsr 
Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022

Feb Minutes
Feb Agenda
GCE 21-22-15 New Course - Managing Business Analytics - Business
GCE 21-22-16 New Course - Business Analytics, Quality, Ethics and Law - Business
GCE 21-22-17 New Course - Applied Data Analytics for Business Decision Making - Business
GCE 21-22-18 New Program - Certificate Business Analytics Management - Business
GCE 21-22-19 New Program - MBA Concentration in Business Analytics Management -Business
GCE 21-22-20 New Course - Investment Management - Business
GCE 21-22-21 New Course - Entrepreneurial Finance - Business
GCE 21-22-22 New Course - International Financial Management - Business
GCE 21-22-23 New Program - Certificate in Finance - Business
GCE-21-22-24 New Program - MBA Concentration in Finance - Business

December 2, 2021, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021
Google Meet Video Call link: https://meet.google.com/ksz-pxjp-veh

Dec Minutes
Dec Agenda
GCE 21-22-09 Course Removal CJ 9860 Option III Thesis - Behavioral Sciences
GCE 21-22-10 Course Change CJ 9840 Theory and Practice Capstone Project - Behavioral Sciences
GCE 21-22-11 Program Change - CJ Police Certification and Professional Studies - Behavioral Sciences
GCE 21-22-12 Program Change CJ Courses on Hold - Behavioral Sciences
GCE 21-22-13 New Policy Withdrawal or Discontinuance Policy - GCE
GCE 21-22-14 Policy Change Leave of Absence Policy - GCE

November 4, 2021, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2021
Google Meet Video Call link: https://meet.google.com/qet-pnfq-zmk

Nov Minutes
Nov Agenda
GCE 21-22-02 Course Change READ 8065 Cross List with SPED - Education
GCE 21-22-03 Course Change READ & SPED 9012 - Education
GCE 21-22-04 Course Change READ 8065 Cross List with EDUC - Education
GCE 21-22-05 Course Removal READ 9100 - Education
GCE 21-22-06 Course Change Removal READ & SPED Specialized Reading Approaches -Education
GCE 21-22-07 Program Change MS Computer Science - Computer Science
GCE 21-22-08 Course Change HIST 7850 Title Change - Economics, History & Political Science

October 7, 2021, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Deadline for submitting proposals – 5 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021
Meeting will be held in the Antonucci Science Building Room 314
(Modality of future graduate council meetings will be determined at the October 7 meeting)

Graduate Council Meeting - Google Meet
Thursday, October 7 · 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/wiv-hprq-xjd

Oct Minutes
Oct Agenda 
NECHE Self Study Information
GCE 21-22-01 Course Change Add Prerequisites to CSC 7131- Computer Science

  • Laura Baker – Economics, History, and Political Science
  • Soumitra Basu - Engineering Technology
  • Xuzhou (Brady) Chen - Computer Science
  • Barbara Cormier - Registrar 
  • Lynn D'Agostino - Education
  • Becky Copper-Glenz - Dean, School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education
  • Petri Flint - Humanities
  • Diane Fors - School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education
  • Michael Hoberman - English Studies
  • Viera Lorencova - Communications Media
  • Amy McGlothlin - Humanities
  • Nancy Murray - Dean, School of Education
  • Renee Scapparone – Business Administration
  • Deborah Stone – Nursing

Questions? Get in Touch!

If you have any questions regarding past proposals, please contact our office, the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education.