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Western Kentucky University

The WKU Graduate Council

The Graduate Council submits recommendations concerning initiation or revision of graduate courses and programs through the University Senate to the Provost.  The Council is composed of three graduate faculty members and one student member from each of the six academic colleges and the Dean of the Graduate School (non-voting member) for a total of twenty-five members.  Faculty members are elected annually by the graduate faculty in each college. 


Proposal Forms

Course Proposal Type Required Documents
New Course Course Inventory Form (New/Temporary) + Syllabus
Revised Course Course Inventory Form (Revision) + Syllabus
Reactivate Course Course Inventory Form (Suspend/Delete/Reactivate) + Syllabus
Suspend/Delete Course Course Inventory Form (Suspend/Delete/Reactivate)
Group Prefix Revision Course(s) Group Prefix Revision
Temporary Course
Course Inventory Form (New/Temporary) + Syllabus
Program Proposal Type Required Documents
New Master's Degree Master's Degree Program New
New Doctoral Degree Doctoral Degree Program New
New Certificate Certificate New
Revise Program/Certificate Program Revision
Suspend/Delete/Reactivate Program Program Suspend/Delete/Reactivate
Other Proposals  
New/Revised Policy  
New Degree Type  


- Graduate Council will utilize the Course Inventory Forms (CIF) plus a syllabus as proposal forms for new, revised, and reactivated courses.  Deleted and suspended course proposals will include the CIF only.
- Library resource forms are no longer required for graduate proposals.

Meeting Calendar

Date Agenda** Minutes
05-08-2014 Agenda Minutes
08-14-2014 Agenda Minutes
09-11-2014 Agenda Minutes
10-09-2014 Agenda TBA
11-13-2014 TBA TBA
12-11-2014* TBA TBA
01-15-2015 TBA TBA
02-12-2015 TBA TBA
03-19-2015* TBA TBA
04-16-2015* TBA TBA

Meetings are held in the Academic Affairs Conference Room (WAB 239) at 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

  * - Meetings beginning at 2:00 PM
** - Agenda items are due on the Monday two weeks prior to the meeting date


Graduate Enrollment Presentation - August 14, 2014

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 Last Modified 10/23/14