Graduate Council

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Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes

Previous agendas and minutes of the George Mason University Graduate Council are arranged in a directory in a public Blackboard folder. Look up historical information about when, why, and how a program, course, or degree changed. For additional information, please contact the Office of Accreditation and Program integrity.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council oversees graduate courses, certificates, concentrations, degree programs and policies.

The Council may advise the Provost regarding:

  • Academic policies governing graduate education
  • Approval of new and revised graduate courses and programs
  • Review and assessment of graduate programs
  • Planning and attainment of graduate education strategic goals
  • Policies and resources for graduate student support

The Council meets monthly during the academic year. Meetings are open to the entire George Mason University community.  

Agenda items must be submitted two weeks prior to the meeting date. Late submissions will be postponed to the next meeting. The agenda will be posted online one week prior to the meeting. All meetings will be held 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Council meeting dates and other deadlines

Agenda Items Due Agenda Online Meeting Date Meeting Location
August 10 August 17 August 24 Zoom
September 07 September 14 September 21 in-person, Merten 1204
October 05 October 12 October 19 Zoom
November 02 November 09 November 16 Zoom
November 30 December 7 December 14 Zoom
January 04 January 11 January 18 Zoom
February 01 February 08 February 15 Zoom
March 01 March 08 March 15 Zoom
April 05 April 12 April 19 Zoom (last meeting before catalog deadline)
May 03 May 10 May 17 Zoom

Graduate Council Members

Representative Contact Information Term
Laurence C. Bray
Chair; Associate Provost, Graduate Education
Associate Provost & Senior Faculty Fellow, Graduate Education
703-993-2218; lbray2@gmu.edu
Non-expiring
Graduate Council Secretary Graduate Council Secretary
provgrad@gmu.edu
Non-expiring
Laura Kosoglu
College of Engineering and Computing
Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor
703-993-5319; lkosoglu@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Michael Bloom
College of Health and Human Services
Associate Professor
mbloom22@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Marguerite Rippy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs
703-993-7078; mrippy2@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Deborah J. Goodings
College of Engineering and Computing
Professor and Associate Dean
703-993-1504; goodings@gmu.edu
08/21 to 08/24
TBD
College of Visual and Performing Arts
TBD TBD
Michael Malouf
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor
mmalouf@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Ayondela McDole
Student Representative
President, Graduate and Professional Student Association
amcdole@gmu.edu
07/22 to 06/23
Jennifer Hathaway
College of Education & Human Development
Assistant Professor of Education, ELS
703-993-5789; jhathaw2@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Benoit Van Aken
College of Science
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
703-993-1091; bvanaken@gmu
08/20 to 08/23
TBD
Faculty Senate
TBD 8/22 to 8/23
Ellen Rodgers
College of Education & Human Development
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Affairs
703-993-2034; erodger1@gmu.edu
08/21 to 08/24
Donna Fox
College of Science
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Special Programs
703-993-8797; dfox1@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Thomas Flores
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
703-993-9409; tflores2@gmu.edu
08/20 to 08/23
Bonnie Stabile
Schar School of Policy and Government
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
703-993-8227; bstabile@gmu.edu
08/21 to 08/24
TBD
College of Health and Human Services
TBD TBD
TBD
School of Business
TBD TBD
TBD
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
TBD TBD
TBD
School of Business
TBD TBD
TBD
Schar School of Policy and Government
TBD TBD
TBD
College of Visual and Performing Arts
TBD TBD