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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 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
05-08-2014 Agenda Minutes
08-14-2014 Agenda Minutes
09-11-2014 Agenda Minutes
10-09-2014 Agenda Minutes
11-13-2014 Agenda Minutes
12-11-2014* Agenda Minutes
01-15-2015 Cancelled n/a
02-12-2015 Agenda Minutes
03-19-2015* Agenda Minutes
04-23-2015* Agenda Minutes
05-14-2015* Agenda Minutes
8-20-2015 Agenda Minutes
9-10-2015 Agenda Minutes
10-8-2015 Agenda Minutes
11-12-2015 Agenda Minutes
12-10-2015* Agenda Minutes
1-21-2016* Agenda Minutes
2-11-2016 Agenda Minutes
3-10-2016 Agenda Minutes
4-14-2016* Agenda Minutes
5-12-2016* Agenda Minutes

Meetings are recorded and 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 7/8/15