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Appendix H. Graduate School Governance

The Dean of the Graduate School has primary responsibility for administering the policies and procedures relating to advance study at the University of Rhode Island. Graduate School policy is made by the Graduate Faculty, acting through its delegate body, the Graduate Council. (See Sections 5.65.10-5.65.43 of The University Manual for details on the jurisdiction, membership, and procedures of the Council.) The Council meets at least once a month during the academic year. Requests for agenda items may be presented to the Dean of the Graduate School or to any member of the Graduate Council. Graduate Council members include the Deans of the Graduate School, 14 faculty members (12 elected by the Graduate Faculty; two appointed by the Graduate School), and four student members (three elected by the Graduate Student Association, one appointed by the Graduate School).

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