The Committee is chaired by the Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs and has overall responsibility for the Graduate Program and has the Graduate Program Coordinator as Vice Chair. The Committee is responsible for evaluating the graduate curriculum and advising process on a regular basis. Changes to the program are recommended to the Executive Committee and the Department. The Committee is responsible for advising graduate students until the students are established with research supervisors. The Committee works with the Graduate Coordinator to deal with specific issues that may arise.
The Committee works with the Senior Lecturer to establish policies for recruiting and assigning teaching assistants and readers to courses. In addition it will monitor Department policies for all ASEs and assure compliance with the terms of the GSEAC/UAW Contract. The Committee will advise the Department Faculty, the Executive Committee, and the Chair on policies and procedures needed to comply with the Contract. It will review the aspects of the Departmental Web page dealing with the ASEs, and make recommendations for improving it.