Faculty Senate

Graduate Studies Committee


  1. On a continuous basis, reviews and appraises graduate educational policies, programs, and procedures.

  2. Recommends establishment, continuation, modification, and termination of graduate courses and degree programs.

  3. Advises the Dean of the Graduate School.

  4. Makes policy recommendations regarding the granting of graduate scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships.

  5. Consults with the Academic Affairs Committee on those policies and procedures which jointly affect graduate and undergraduate education.

Composition and Tenure:

  1. One member from each college that offers graduate training.  At least two shall be members of the Senate. (F)

  2. Three graduate students, with two-year terms, with one student representing a branch campus. (G)

  3. President, Graduate and Professional Student Association; Dean of the Graduate School, serving as secretary; Provost and Executive Vice President or designee; Chancellor, WSU Spokane; Chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities; Chancellor, WSU Vancouver. (X)(#)

Chair elected by the Committee.

  • Permanent Subcommittee: Catalog Subcommittee

  • Has representation on the Steering Committee and Catalog Subcommittee.

Responsible to: Faculty Senate

Reports to: Faculty Senate; the President, Dean of the Graduate School, and the Provost and Executive Vice President

Committee Membership:

Chauvin, Ted (F), 2017
Co-Chair, WWAMI Medical Education Program, Medical Sciences

John Mariadoss, Babu (F) 2016
Co- Chair: College of Business, Marketing and International Business

Frederiksen, Linda
(F), 2018

Chandra, Murali
(F), 2016
College of Veterinary Medicine, Integrated Physiology and Neuroscience


Potts, Donna (F), 2016
College of Arts and Sciences, English

Miller, Darcy (F) 2016 Fall Semester

Salsbury, Tom (F), 2016 Spring Semester
College of Education,Teaching and Learning

James, Lincoln (F), 2017
College of Communication, Communication

Richards, Robert (F), 2017
College of Engineering and Architecture, Materials and Mechanical Engineering

Schwartz, Jennifer (F), 2017
College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

Zhu, Jiyue (F), 2018
College of Pharmacy

Dhingra, Amit (F), 2018

Dotson, Joann (F) 2018
College of Nursing


Carris, Lori (X)(#)
Secretary, Associate Dean, Graduate School


Thornton, Melanie (X)(#)
President, GPSA

Larson, Emily  (G)

Bersano, Thomas (G)

Adrian, Valerie  (G)


Andrefsky, Bill (X)(#)
Representative, Provost and Executive Vice-President


Brown, Lisa (X)(#)
Chancellor, WSU-Spokane


Moo-Young, H. Keith (X)(#)
Chancellor, WSU-Tri-Cities


Netzhammer, Mel (X)(#)
Chancellor, WSU-Vancouver


Updated 9/28/15

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