Five policies developed by the Graduate Education Policy Review committee were recently approved by the President's Policy Committee (PPC). Following a 30-day public comment period, the policies were published in the University's Policy Library. These policies apply to all post-baccalaureate degrees except first professional degrees (JD, MD, PharmD, DVM, DDS, LLM) and many policies will therefore be new for programs which were not formerly affiliated with the Graduate School. These five new policies capture many of the current requirements and practices that are in place with some key changes.
- Master’s Degree: Performance Standards and Progress
- Master’s Degree: Completion
- Doctoral Degree: Performance Standards and Progress
- Doctoral Degree: Completion
- University-Administered Graduate Student Fellowships and Traineeships: Twin Cities
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In 2009, the University began a historic restructuring effort designed to enhance the graduate student experience, streamline processes, improve overall quality, and remain competitive. Based on then-President Bruininks' recommendations in a June 2009 report, Provost Tom Sullivan charged two work groups with further study of critical issues and processes in graduate education, one on academic issues, and one on student administrative processes. The work groups' final recommendations were delivered April 30, 2010, and endorsed by the Provost in May.
Consultative and working groups
- College representatives for graduate education
- Interdisciplinary collegiate representatives
- Graduate education policy review committee
- Registrar's advisory committee (RAC)
- Process working groups directory