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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 the Graduate and Continuing Education office. Please electronically submit the original writable PDF and a second PDF with all required signatures. The forms below are writable PDFs.

How to use writeable PDFs:

  1. Right click on the form needed and save it to your desktop.
  2. Go to your desktop and right click on Saved Form.
  3. Choose Open with > Adobe Acrobat.
  4. Obtain the required signatures.
  5. Save to your desktop or your own files.
  6. Email the writeable PDF and the PDF with required signatures to Diane Fors at dfors@fitchburgstate.edu.

New Course Approval Form (PDF)

This form is required when proposing a new graduate course for the University Catalog. See the Graduate Syllabus Guidelines (MS Word) 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

* April 16th & May 7th meetings will be held virtually (Google Meet).  Proposers will be invited to join the meeting(s) remotely.*

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

 

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

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Thurs., November 15, 2019

Agenda for November 21, 2019

Proposals

GCE 19-20-01 Policy Change GCE Division Name Change - Office of the Provost 

GCE 19-20-02 New Course ART 7XXX Introduction to Encaustic Art Contemporary Practice – Humanities 

GCE 19-20-03 New Course ART 8XXX Mixed-Media Encaustic Art – Humanities

GCE 19-20-05 New Program MBA Healthcare Certificate - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-06 New Program MBA Accounting Certificate - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-07 Course Change Title from Marketing Communications to Integrated Marketing Comm - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-08 New Program MBA Marketing Concentration - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-09 New Course MGMT 9XXX Market Research and Analysis - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-10 New Course MGMT 9XXX Marketing Strategies - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-11 New Program MBA Supply Chain Management - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-12 New Course MGMT 9XXX Supply Chain Management - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-13 New Course MGMT 9XXX GIS and Decision Making - Business Administration 

GCE 19-20-14 New Course MGMT 9XXX Transportation and Logistics Management - Business Administration (PDF)

GCE 19-20-15 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial Licensure - Mathematics Concentration (8-12) – Education 

GCE 19-20-16 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial-Licensure - General Science Concentration (5-8) – Education 

GCE 19-20-17 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial-Licensure - Biology Concentration (8-12) – Education 

GCE 19-20-18 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial-Licensure - English Concentration (5-12) – Education 

GCE 19-20-19 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial-Licensure - Mathematics Concentration (5-8) – Education 

GCE 19-20-20 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12 Initial-Licensure - Engineering Technology Concentration (5-12) – Education 

GCE 19-20-21 New Program M.Ed. Education 5-12, Initial-Licensure - History Concentration (5-12) – Education 

GCE 19-20-22 New Course EDUC 8XXX Special Methods for Instruction in the Content Areas (5-12) Engineering Technology – Education 

GCE 19-20-23 New Course MATH 8XXX Special Methods for Instruction in the Content Areas (8-12) Math – Education 

GCE 19-20-24 New Course EDUC 8XXX Special Methods for Instruction in the Content Areas (8-12) Biology – Education 

GCE 19-20-25 Course Change EDUC 8031 Special Methods for Instruction in the Content Areas (5-12) Mathematics – Education

GCE 19-20-26 Course Change EDUC 8029 Special Methods in the Content Areas (5-8) English - Education 

December 19th, 2019, 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020

March 19, 2020, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Miller Oval - Canceled

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020

Agenda for March 19, 2020

Minutes from February 20, 2020

April 16, 2020, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meeting will be held remotely through Google Meet.(Click on the down arrow for the link to the meeting. The link will also be included in the invite to graduate council members and guests.)

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5:00 p.m, Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • James Alicata – Industrial Technology
  • Jessica Alsup - Exercise & Sports Science
  • Laura Baker - Economics, History and Political Science
  • Becky Copper-Glenz - Dean, Graduate & Continuing Education
  • Petri Flint - Humanities
  • Meghann Foresman, Graduate Student Representative
  • Nancy Murray - Vice-Chair Graduate Council - Interim Dean, School of Education
  • Michael Hoberman - English Studies
  • Ruth Joseph - Education
  • Megan Krell - Behavioral Sciences
  • Mark LeBlanc - Associate Registrar
  • Viera Lorencova - Communications Media
  • Renee Scapparone – Chair of Graduate Council - Business Administration
  • Deborah Stone – Nursing
  • Keith Williamson - Dean, School of Business & Technology

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.

Diane Fors

Graduate & Continuing Education

978.665.3280