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In order to advise graduate students, faculty members at FHSU must be elected to become graduate faculty. The Graduate Council reviews applications for graduate faculty status. Department chairs must nominate faculty members for consideration in the Graduate Office workflow on Lotus Notes. The current operating paper for the Graduate School found in Chapter 2 of the Faculty Handbook describes graduate faculty and the Graduate Council at FHSU.
The Graduate School considers updates to its strategic plan at its annual summer retreat. The 2012-2014 strategic plan summary diagram is now available for download. Visit the Graduate School's blog to learn more details about the Graduate School.
The Graduate Council meets monthly to discuss issues of importance to graduate education at FHSU. The Graduate Council has authority to elect faculty members to graduate faculty status and to review all new courses numbered 600 or above for approval. The council also reviews new graduate degree program proposals and recommends policy changes related to graduate education to the graduate dean. The current operating paper for the Graduate School found in Chapter 2 of the Faculty Handbook describes graduate faculty and the Graduate Council at FHSU.In 2011-2012, the Graduate Council approved a set of common learner outcomes for all graduate programs. Data collection will begin in the 2012-2013 academic year. A rubric has been designed to measure these learner outcomes.
Each year, the Graduate School honors outstanding contributions by graduate faculty and students. Graduate faculty and students can nominate individuals for award consideration to the graduate dean.