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Western Kentucky University

The WKU Graduate Council

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 New Course Proposal Form
Revised Course Revised Course Proposal Form
Suspend/Delete/Reactivate Course Suspend/Delete/Reactivate Course Proposal Form
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  
  • Course Inventory Forms are required for all course proposals and should be submitted to the Registrar's Office. 
  • Library resource forms are no longer required for graduate proposals.


Meeting Calendar

Date Agenda** Minutes
05-14-2015 (2 pm) Agenda Minutes
8-20-2015 (3 pm) Agenda Minutes
9-9-2015   Research Committee
9-10-2015 (3 pm)


10-8-2015 (3 pm) Agenda Minutes
11-12-2015 (3 pm) Agenda Minutes
12-10-2015 (2 pm) Agenda Minutes
1-21-2016 (2 pm) Agenda Minutes
2-11-2016 (3 pm) Agenda Minutes
3-10-2016 (3 pm) Agenda Minutes
4-14-2016 (2 pm) Agenda Minutes
5-12-2016 (2 pm) Agenda Minutes

- Meetings are recorded and held in the Academic Affairs Conference Room (WAB 239).

- "Agendas for upcoming meetings will be distributed at least three business days prior to monthly meetings” as directed by the new GC Guidelines.

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 Last Modified 10/5/15