Top Tier Innovative Programs Working Group

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year! Congratulations on your appointment as a member of the Top Tier Innovative Programs Committee. We’re extremely appreciative of your commitment to facilitating outstanding graduate education and look forward to an exciting productive year!


The current membership list for this committee is found under Column “K” in the following spreadsheet:

For AY2020-21, all the meetings will be conducted using Webex. 

Meeting times are tentatively scheduled on Thursdays @ 1-2pm on the following dates:

Sep. 10, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020 - Cancelled

Nov. 12, 2020

Jan. 14, 2021 - Cancelled

Feb. 11, 2021

Mar. 11, 2021 - Cancelled

Apr. 8, 2021 - Cancelled

May 13, 2021 - will be rescheduled as is on the same day as the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Our committee charges are display at:


Emily Lin will be sharing the Webex and agenda one week prior to each meeting. If you are unable to attend a meeting, please appoint a proxy and notify me prior to the meeting.


Leslie Hunter ( has created a Google group email address exclusive for your committee: It is very important that all committee members use this Google group for all email communications. Thank you!