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Graduate Council

The EKU Graduate Council promotes learning by creating, reviewing, and approving policies that support and maintain high quality graduate programs.  In doing so, it proposes policy for graduate education at EKU and makes recommendations to the Dean and the Associate Dean of the Graduate School in the development of graduate programs to encourage, foster, and support:

§   scholarly and creative research

§   achievement in graduate education

§   recruitment and retention of graduate students and faculty

During their monthly meetings, the Council reviews and evaluates existing graduate programs of study as well as curriculum and program requirements and makes recommendations on these issues to the Council on Academic Affairs.  Additionally, it reviews and approves departmental nominations for graduate faculty status.  

The EKU Graduate Council usually meets monthly on the third Friday of the month with the Council’s Executive Committee meeting on the second Friday of the month.  

* Please send electronic copies of all curriculum forms and Faculty Nominations to Kelly.Fox@eku.edu

NOTE: A master pdf with the complete college packet, as well as word documents of each item should be included. The Fall 2020 schedule is provided below:

Fall 2020 Council Meeting Dates

August 2020

  • August 21-Graduate Council (Organizational) Meeting - 11:15 am - Zoom 

Note: This will be the first council meeting scheduled for the 2020 - 2021 academic year; therefore, no Curriculum Proposals or Graduate Faculty Nominations will be presented for consideration until the September meeting.


September 2020

  • September 4 - September Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm 

  • September 11 - Executive Committee Meeting - 11:15 am - Zoom

  • September 18 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15 am - Zoom


October 2020

  • October 2 - October Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm

  • October 9 - Executive Committee - 11:15 am - Zoom

  • October 23 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15am - Zoom


November 2020

  • November 6 - November Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm

  • November 13 - Executive Committee Meeting - 11:15am - Zoom

  • December 4 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15 AM - Zoom


December 2020

  • The EKU Graduate Council does not meet in December.

Spring 2021 Council Meeting Dates

January 2021

  • January 8 - Agenda Items Due by 4:30 pm 

  • January 15 - Executive Committee Meeting - 11:15 am - TBD

  • January 22 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15 am - TBD


February 2021

  • February 5 - Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm 

  • February 12 - Executive Committee Meeting - 11:15 am - TBD

  • February 19 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15 am - TBD


March 2021

  • March 5 - Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm

  • March 12 - Executive Committee - 11:15 am - TBD

  • March 19 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15am - TBD


April 2021

  • April 2 - Agenda Items Due By 4:30 pm

  • April 9 - Executive Committee Meeting - 11:15am - TBD

  • April 16 - Graduate Council Meeting - 11:15 AM - TBD

APRIL IS LAST MEETING SCHEDULED UNTIL THE FALL TERM (2021-2022)