Committee on Graduate Studies

Members

MEMBERS TERM
Paul MacDonaldchair 
Professor, Pharmacology 
School of Medicine
paul.macdonald@case.edu
2017-2020
Hope Barkoukis, School of Medicine 2017-2020
Joachim Voss, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 2017-2020
Faye Gary, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 2016-2019
Umut Gurkan, Case School of Engineering 2015-2018
Leena Palomo, School of Dental Medicine 2015-2018
Jing Li, Case School of Engineering 2015-2018
Simon Peck, Weatherhead School of Management 2016-2019
Janet McGrath, College of Arts and Sciences 2016-2019
ex officio  
Charles Rozek, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies  
Lynmarie Hamel, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Studies  

Stephanie Endy, Associate Vice President for Research

 

Graduate Students (3) 
Caitlin O'Connor 
Hannah Hill 
Lingxiu Ye

2017-2018
Professional School Senator
TBD

2017-2018
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Hamid Charkhkar, School of Engineering

2017-2018

Charge

From the Constitution, Article VI., Section D, Par. 1-3:

"Par. 1. The Committee on Graduate Studies shall consist of the dean of graduate studies, ex officio, the associate dean of graduate studies, ex officio, the associate vice president for research, ex officio, nine voting members of the University Faculty elected for overlapping three-year terms, and three graduate student members, one post-doctoral scholar/fellow, and the professional school senator, ex officio, elected for one-year terms. The Nominating Committee, in consultation with the dean of graduate studies, shall select nominees for election to the committee on the basis of participation in graduate research and in graduate study and instruction. Such selection shall be broadly representative of graduate disciplines.

Par. 2. The Committee on Graduate Studies shall review and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate with respect to the academic standards, academic policies, and degree requirements of all departmental, inter-departmental, inter-divisional constituent faculty, and ad hoc and special programs under the administration of the School of Graduate Studies. With respect to graduate degree programs, the Committee on Graduate Studies shall review and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate on new graduate degree programs. New graduate degree programs include individual interdisciplinary degree proposals, new degree programs, joint/dual degree programs, as well as changes in degree program name, delivery mode, or changes which modify the curriculum of an existing graduate degree program by greater than 50% as defined in the Ohio Regents Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS) Guidelines and Procedures for Review and Approval of Graduate Degree Programs.

Graduate degree program refers to any course of study that constitutes a specialization or concentration and leads to recognition or an award for completion of a prescribed course of study beyond the Faculty Handbook 23 September 2016 baccalaureate diploma. The committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate with respect to graduate certificate programs at Case Western Reserve University. The Ohio RACGS does not define the degrees of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Jurisprudence as graduate degree programs, and the Committee of Graduate Studies therefore does not review these programs.

Par. 3. The Committee on Graduate Studies will provide oversight and guidance for academic and policy issues for postdoctoral scholars and fellows."