The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) | Department of Geography Handbook | Kent State University

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)

The GSC is composed of at least three (3) full-time faculty members with full (F3/F4) graduate faculty status, elected by all full-time faculty of the Department, for terms of three years.   These members should collectively represent the department’s expertise in physical geography, human geography, and GIS.  The GSC assists the Graduate Coordinator, who serves as the GSC chair, with the oversight and development of the Department’s graduate program.   The GSC reviews proposals for new graduate courses, changes in course content and related curricular matters, and conducts periodic reviews of the Department’s graduate program as a whole. The GSC is responsible for monitoring the progress and academic performance of graduate students in the Department.   The GSC along with all Graduate Faculty of F-3, A-3, or F-4 status evaluate applications for admission and graduate appointments.