Committee on Graduate Studies

Graduate affairs are administered formally within the department by a five-member faculty committee (Committee on Graduate Studies). This committee consists of four full-time faculty members and the Graduate Student Advisor who serves as chairperson of the Committee. The departmental chairperson serves as an ex officio member. The functions of the Committee include:

  1. Admissions
  2. Recommendations regarding graduate policy
  3. Resolution of points of controversy which may arise between graduate students and the department
  4. Awarding of fellowships

A non-voting student representative, selected by the graduate students, joins the committee at meetings involving policy, but not at meetings involving admissions or the awarding of fellowships.