SGS Governing Principles (as of Dec 10, 2012)

IV.Graduate Administrators Council

Membership of Graduate Administrators CouncilPotential Areas of Advisement

The Graduate Administrators Council (GAC) is advisory in nature, and provides a forum for discussion of graduate education issues of a senior-administrative nature which are of concern across all faculties and program areas.  The role of GAC is distinct from that of the Program Chairs Committee, which focuses mainly on policy and procedure at the program level. 

The committee is comprised of senior administrators, or suitable designates, who have been properly tasked with oversight of graduate education in their respective Faculties or Schools. 

Membership of Graduate Administrators Council

  • Chair: Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • One representative from the Faculty of Arts and Science: Associate Dean (or designate).
  • One representative from the Faculty of Education: Associate Dean (or designate).
  • One representative from the Faculty of Fine Arts: Associate Dean (or designate).
  • One representative from the Faculty of Health Sciences: Associate Dean (or designate).
  • One representative from the Faculty of Management: Associate Dean (or designate).

Note:    Representatives from other units will be invited, in a resource capacity, on a case-by-case basis, as needed (e.g. Library, Registrar’s Office, Graduate Students’ Association, Research Services, etc.).

Potential Areas of Advisement

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordination and use of graduate education resources.
  • Enrolment management and directions.
  • School of Graduate Studies policy.

The Terms of Reference for this Committee were approved by Deans’ Council on April 13, 2011 and Graduate Council on May 12, 2011.