Executive Council of Graduate Faculty

Charge for the Council

Review, revise, and update Graduate Studies policy as needed;
Review and approve new graduate degree and certificate program proposals;
Serve as representative of the School/Division graduate faculty on all issues related to graduate education;
Advise the Dean of Graduate Studies in various areas, including (but not confined to):

  • Scholarship disbursal
  • Graduate Student professional development programming
  • Application and admissions processing
  • Progress toward degree communication and data collection
  • Program review and assessment procedures

Policy approved by the Executive Council is sent to the Office of the Provost for final consideration.


The membership of the Executive Council is representative of the graduate faculty on KU’s Lawrence Campus. One member from each of the professional schools and one from each of the five divisions of the College are appointed to staggered three-year terms, with nomination and selection within the representative's school/College.

Executive Council Members: 2016-2017

Name Department Term Ends
Baker, Tamara
Spring 2018 Substitute: Ashley Muddiman
CLAS - Social Sciences 2020
Banerjee, Mahasweta Social Welfare 2019
DeLuca, Thomas Education 2019
To be nominated Pharmacy 2021
Hedden, Debra Music 2020
Kelley, Margaret CLAS - International Studies 2019
L'Heureux, Marie-Alice Architecture, Design, and Planning 2019
Li, Yan CLAS - Humanities 2021
To be nominated Business 2021
Miner, Joshua CLAS – School of the Arts 2021
Lee, Tien-Tsung Journalism 2020
Short, Andrew CLAS - Natural Science/Mathematics 2021
Tuttle, Herb Engineering 2020
Werle, Michael KUMC Faculty Representative Ex Officio
Roberts, Michael C. Graduate Studies Ex Officio Chair

Program Review Subcommittees

The Executive Council members serve on subcommittees to conduct KU's regular, campus-wide review of graduate programs. Programs being reviewed during the 2017-2018 academic year, and their review subcommittees, may be viewed here.


Fall 2017 Meeting Minutes
Spring 2018 Meeting Minutes

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