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The University of Tennessee

Graduate School

Frequently Used Tools:

CHAIR: Stephen A. Kania, Ph.D., Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 865-974-5727

CHAIR-ELECT: Marian Roman, Ph.D., Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 865-974-5196

Graduate Council

The mission of the Graduate Council is to promote excellence in graduate education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Working with the Dean of the Graduate School, this body of elected representatives from the colleges establishes standards for admission, retention, and graduation; assesses curricular revisions and new proposals for graduate programs; evaluates interdisciplinary, intercollegiate and international programs; approves individuals to direct doctoral dissertations; and considers new initiatives and other matters of policy pertaining to graduate programs.


  • Limited Exceptions for Conditional Admission Report [PDF]

Documents and Resources

Meeting Dates (2015–2016)

Graduate Council meetings will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the
Panhellenic Building, Multipurpose Room..

  • August 27, 2015 [Minutes]
  • September 24, 2015 [Minutes]
  • November 19, 2015 [Agenda]
  • January 28, 2016
  • February 25, 2016
  • March 31, 2016
  • April 28, 2016

Archived reports of the Graduate Council Minutes