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Graduate Council

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 complete with required signatures/approvals, including all supporting documentation as noted on the forms. Proposals are submitted to the Graduate Council Chair, c/o Diane Fors in Graduate and Continuing Education office. Please submit electronically in a writable PDF. Forms below are writable PDFs.

How to use writeable PDFs

  1. Right click on the form needed and save to your desktop.
  2. Go to your desktop and right click on saved form.
  3. Choose Open with > Adobe Acrobat.
  4. Save to your own files.
  5. Email to Diane Fors.

New Course Approval Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing a new graduate course for the University Catalog. See the Graduate Syllabus Guidelines below for reference.

Course Change Proposal Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing a change to an existing course.

New/Change Policy Proposal Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing a new graduate policy or change to an existing graduate policy.

New Program Proposal Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing a new graduate program.

Program Change Proposal Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing changes to an existing graduate program. Please use the Sample Template (MS Word) for presenting side-by-side plans of study with proposals.

Course Removal Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing the removal of a graduate course or courses. Elimination of a course that is required for a program also requires submission of a program change proposal.

Reference:
Graduate Syllabus Guidelines (MS Word)
Graduate Council Bylaws (PDF)

2019/2020 Meeting Calendar

October 17, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval - CANCELED

 

November 21, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., November 7, 2019

Agenda for November 21, 2019

Minutes from October 17, 2019

December 19, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., December 5, 2019

Agenda for December 19, 2019

Minutes from November 21, 2019

February 20, 2020 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., February 6, 2020

Agenda for February 20, 2020

Minutes from December 19, 2019

March 19, 2020 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., March 5, 2020

Agenda for March 19, 2020

Minutes from February 20, 2020

April 16, 2020 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., April 2, 2020

Agenda for April 16, 2020

Minutes from March 19, 2020

May 7, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Science 314

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., April 23, 2020

Agenda for May 7, 2020

Minutes from April 16, 2020

2019/2020 Graduate Council Members

James Alicata – Industrial Technology
Becky Copper-Glenz - Dean of Graduate & Continuing Education
Bruno Hicks - Dean of Education
Ruth Joseph – Education

Rene Scapparone – Business Administration
Deborah Stone – Nursing
Keith Williamson - Dean of Business & Technology

Final President Approved Proposals 2019-2020

Approved Minutes

Approved Proposals

Council Action Summaries
2018/2019 (PDF)
2017/2018 (PDF)
2016/2017 (PDF)
2015/2016 (PDF)
2014/2015 (PDF)
2013/2014 (PDF)
2012/2013 (MS Word)
2011/2012 (PDF)
2010/2011 (PDF)
2009/2010 (PDF)
2008/2009 (PDF)
2007/2008 (PDF)

Archives

The University Archives & Special Collections office is currently working on adding all the Graduate Council Proposals to the Digital Collections page (no student petitions). This will include past, approved final proposals. While this project is underway, if you have any questions regarding past proposals you may contact Diane Fors in the Graduate and Continuing Education office.

Graduate Council Contact:
Diane Fors
Graduate & Continuing Education
(978) 665-3280