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Graduate Policy & Affairs Committee GPAC)

This committee shall have responsibility for all graduate programs and policies, including procedures for the review and monitoring of graduate programs. In addition this committee is responsible for the adjudication of individual student appeals.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 - 2020

Meeting Dates

(Effective with the November 18, 2019 meeting start time is 2:30 p.m.):

Items to be placed on the agenda are to be e-mailed directly to Martha Burns by Noon on the Monday the week before the meeting.  If the Monday deadline falls on a holiday, please submit by the Friday before that.

Fall Semester 2019

  • September 23, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019

Spring Semester 2020

  • February 18, 2020 (Tuesday due to President’s day)
  • March 23, 2020
  • April 22, 2020 (Wednesday due to Patriot’s day)

Committee Membership:

Kennedy College of Sciences

  • Nicolai Konow, Biological Sciences
  • Farhad Pourkamali, Computer Science

Francis College of Engineering

  • Bryan Buchholz, Biomedical Engineering *
  • Siavash Pakdelian, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Rocio Rosales, Psychology 
  • Brandon Vaccaro, Music

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

  • Edgar Torres, Physical Therapy and Kinesiology

Manning School of Business

  • Beth Humberd, Management

College of Education

  • Stacy Szczesiul, Education

Student Government, Graduate

  • TBD

Faculty Senate President (ex officio)

  • Michael Graves, Biological Sciences

Representatives of the Administration (non-voting)

  • Mai Nguyen (Registrar’s Office)
  • Steven Tello (Provost’s Office)
  • Deborah White (Graduate Studies)

*Denotes Committee Chair.