The Graduate Program Committee (GPC)

The GPC is comprised of those members of the Faculty appointed at the beginning of each academic year by the Department Chairperson, who serves in an ex-officio capacity as a member of the committee, and one History Graduate Student, elected from among those Graduate Students in attendance at the initial meeting of each academic year. It is chaired by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. The committee's primary responsibility is the making and implementing of policy regarding Graduate Studies in the department. The GPC 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 GPC may also assume the role of Curriculum Committee for graduate curriculum. The GPC is responsible for evaluating applications for admission, evaluating and recommending candidates for graduate appointments, and monitoring the progress and academic performance of graduate students in the Department.