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October 21, 2020

Graduate Council Meeting

October 21, 2020 - 1-3pm


  • Welcome: 

    • Graduate Council Chair - Dr. Alyssa Crittenden 

    • Welcome new Grad Coordinators! (Bill Bernatis transitioning for Richard Miller)

  • COVID-19 Updates: See GC COVID webpage (Kate)

    • General check-in: how are you, your colleagues & your students?

    • Budget update & hiring

    • Grad College finances

    • S/U

    • CAPS, etc.

    • Commencement plans

    • Emergency Retention Grant Fund

    • International challenges

  • Graduate College Initiatives: Kate 

    • HSI Latinx Graduate Student Success Initiative

    • Graduate Student Life & Climate Survey

    • Graduate College SWOT Analysis, Strategic Plan & Operational Plans

    • Deep dive conversations on critical topics: 1) Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice; 2) Certificates, badges, microcredentials, and online grad ed; 3) International student recruitment, services, and community-building, etc.

  • Graduate College Student Services: Valarie

    • Changes to Thesis & Dissertation submissions after submitted to ProQuest

    • VIRTUAL Online Leadership & Professional Development Academy (Valarie)

    • Grad Showcase 10/21

    • Rebel Grad Slam 3MT in November: Pls encourage your students to sign-up

  • Graduate Coordinator Stipends: Emily

    • Please download and electronically sign Graduate  Coordinators’ Annual Allocation Agreement form. Return to no later than Nov. 1st, 2020.

    • Please let Emily know if there are any changes asap to deans, associate deans, department chairs, College/School level Curriculum Chairs, or graduate coordinators.

    • Graduate Coordinator phone numbers on the Degrees Directory: default to the department phone number unless otherwise notified?

  • Culminating Course Project-Final Check: James/Emily

    • GCRC charge this year is to assist with categorizing the culminating requirement for all graduate programs. 

The goal is to have all culminating requirements identified and categorized according to the following: Dissertation courses; Thesis courses; Professional Projects; Paper courses; Exam Courses; Proposal/Prospectus courses; Capstone/Culminating Courses

For College/School representative on the GCRC, we ask that they go back to their respective college/school and share with their colleagues (Graduate Coordinators or other relevant faculty in their unit) to confirm the current categorization of the courses reflected on this spreadsheet is accurate:   

That is, the current categorization of the course is accurate. The definitions of the categories appear in the first tab and each college/school have their own individual tabs.They and their colleagues should review each course and their respective current categorization and enter any changes to the categorization, if needed, in Columns P, Q & R. They should complete the review and provide any comments no later than Nov. 18 (GCRC Nov. meeting).

  • Faculty Leaving the University: Emily

    • Graduate faculty who are leaving UNLV must submit a Graduate Faculty Leaving form. The leaving form takes less than five-minutes to complete and does not require any uploads. The leaving form link can be found on the Graduate Faculty Status web page, here:

The leaving form indicates whether the graduate faculty member may continue unfinished work with students at the time of departure, continue on current Graduate Advisory Committees, and/or teach at the graduate level. It also indicates whether the faculty member may serve on future student committees after departure.

  •  If the leaving form is not submitted within 30 days after departure from UNLV, we shall assume that the faculty member is not interested in maintaining any graduate faculty status at UNLV, continuing on any current Grad Advisory Committees, teaching at the grad level at UNLV, or engaging in future committee participation with students.

  • New Business

Leslie Hunter,
Nov 3, 2020, 9:59 AM