Graduate Affairs Committee

The Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) is the main graduate affairs governing and advisory body for the IUPUI campus, overseeing approval of new graduate degrees.

Graduate Faculty members from IUPUI, as well as Deans (or their representatives) from all schools on the IUPUI campus make up the Graduate Affairs Committee. GAC members terms may be for one or more years.

Minutes, Agendas, and Discussion Items

  • 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

    August 22, 2017

    August 22 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, May 23, 2017

    Program Reviews

    • PhD in Applied Earth Sciences - changes
  • 2016 - 2017 Academic Year

    May 23, 2017

    May 23 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, April 25, 2017

    Program Reviews

    • Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Data Analytics - returning
    • Ph.D. in Exercise Science
    • Graduate Certificate in Crime Analysis
    • Concentration in Public Health Informatics in the MPH program
    • Changes to the MS in Health Science
    • Changes to the Ph.D. in Toxicology
    • Changes to the MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    April 25, 2017

    April 25 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, March 28, 2017

    Program Reviews

    • Accelerated degree, BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
    • Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Data Analytics
    • Minor in Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences
    • Concentration in Organizational Leadership
    • Changes to the graduate certificate in Human Resource Development
    • Changes to the graduate certificate in Medical Dosimetry
    March 28, 2017

    March 28 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, February 28, 2017

    Program Reviews

    • Graduate Minor in Systems and Services Research
    • MA in Economics to be changed to MS in Economics
    • Addition of a Non-Thesis subtrack in the MS in Biostatistics program
    February 28, 2017

    February 28 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, January 24, 2017

    Program Reviews

    • Graduate Certificate in Omics Technologies and Precision Medicine
    • Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy Processing
    • Joint degree: Juris Doctor and MA in Philanthropic Studies
    • Joint degree: Master of Jurisprudence and MA in Philanthropic Studies
    • MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - non-thesis option
    • Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies, MA, EXMA, and online MA – program plan amendment
    • PhD Health & Rehabilitation Sciences changes to qualifying exam
    • Graduate Certificate in Public Health change in grade requirement
    • MS in Mechanical Engineering non-thesis plan of study update
    January 24, 2017

    January 24 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, November 22, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • BS/MS in Media Arts & Science with specializations in 3D Graphics and Animation, Game Design and Development, User Experience Design, video Production and Sound Design, and Web Design and Development
      Proposal
    • MS in Informatics name change to MS in Data Analtyics
      Proposal
    • Minor in Mathematics Education
      Proposal
    • Clinical Anatomy Track curriculum change
      Proposal
    • PhD programs in Anatomy and Cell Biology curriculum change
      Proposal
    • MS in Biostatistics curriculum change
      Proposal
    November 22, 2016

    November 22 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, October 25, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • Modifications to the BS/MS in Computer Science
      Proposal
    • Joint degree between the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Rehabilitation (PhD)
      Proposal
    • New minor in Health Communication, Liberal Arts
      Proposal
    • New minor in Communicating Sciences, Liberal Arts
      Proposal
    • Change - MA Sociology - Liberal Arts
      Proposal
    • Change - MS Criminal Justice & Public Saftey, SPEA
      Proposal
    • Name and curricular change to the minor in Urban Sustainability, SPEA
      Memo
    • Name and curricular changes to the concentration in Urban Sustainability, SPEA
      Memo
    • Change - One-member advisory committee for Non-Thesis MSME
      Proposal
    • Change - Anatomy Education track
      Proposal
    • Structure change to the Computer Science PhD - revised proposal
      Proposal
    • Site approval - Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
      Proposal

    Discussion

    • Enrollment Management at the Graduate/Professional Level
    October 25, 2016

    October 25 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, August 23, 2016

    Program Reviews

    Discussion

    • Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT), Julie Lash, Counseling and Psychological Services
    September 2016

    No meeting scheduled

    August 23, 2016

    August 23 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, May 24, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • Business of Biomedical Sciences minor - curriculum change
      Memo
    • Anatomy research PhD programs (IBMG-based and department-based) - curriculum change
      Memo
    • Anatomy Education track - curriculum change
      Memo
    • PhD in Health Policy & Management - curriculum change
      Memo

    Discussion

  • 2015 - 2016 Academic Year

    May 24, 2016

    May 24 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, April 26, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • MS Technology - curriculum change
      Proposal
    • MS in Clinical Anatomy - curriculum change
      Memo
    • MS in Biostatistics - curriculum change
      Memo
    • MA in Applied Communication - curriculum change
      Memo
    • MA in Philanthropic Studies move to online
      Proposal
    • Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies move to online

    Discussion

    • Haven Plus, the two-part Sexual Harassment Prevention tutorial for graduate and professional students
    • Adding a back page to syllabi that includes Required Policy Statements, Optional but Recommended Policy Statements, and Course-Specific Statements Recommended for Inclusion in syllabus
    April 26, 2016

    April 26 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, March 22, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
      Proposal
    • Curriculum change - Graduate Certificate in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) name change to TESOL
      Memo
    • MSA in Anesthesiology
      Proposal
    • Accelerated Degree: BA in Liberal Arts / JD
      Proposal
    • Amendment to Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies
      Memo

    Discussion

    • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) - Research Day
    • Process to Address Remonstrance of Courses or Programs
    March 22, 2016

    March 22 agenda
    Location: UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, February 23, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • Curriculum change - Business of Biomedical Science doctoral minor
      Change request
    • Curriculum change - MS Technology and Motorsport Concentration in the MS Technology degree
      Change request
    • Request to offer graduate designation in the Technical Communication (TCM) program
      Change request

    Discussion

    February 23, 2016

    February 23 agenda
    Location UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, January 26, 2016

    Program Reviews

    • Doctoral Program in Global Health Leadership
      Proposal
    • MS in Product Stewardship
      Proposal
    • Curriculum change - MA in Public Relations
      Proposal
    • Curriculum change - MA in Sports Journalism
      Proposal

    Discussion

    January 26, 2016

    January 26 agenda
    Location UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, November 24, 2015

    Program Reviews

    • Doctor of Occupational Therapy to move online
      Proposal
    • Ph.D. in Data Science
      Proposal
    • Concentration in Urban Affairs within the MPA
      Proposal
    • Ph.D. Minor in Urban Sustainability
      Proposal
    • Curriculum revision - Policy Analysis concentration within the MPA
      Proposal
    • Curriculum revision - Criminal concentration within the MPA
      Proposal

    Informational item - Memo to offer MSW at IUS and IUB

    Discussion

    • Guest Presentation: JagStart - Student Idea Pitch Competition
    • Guest Presentation: Institutional Research and Decision Support website and tools
    • Approvals for degree program transition to online delivery
    • Submission of new and revised professional degree programs to the GAC
    • Student health insurance premiums
    November 24, 2015

    November 24 agenda
    Location UL 1126
    Minutes for approval, October 27, 2015

    Program Reviews

    Discussion Items

    October 27, 2015

    October 27 agenda

    Location UL1126
    Minutes for approval, August 25, 2015

    Program Reviews

    • Medical Dosimetry - curriculum change
      Proposal
    • MS Degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology (Clinical Anatomy Track, 1 year non-thesis - curriculum change
      Proposal
    • MS Computer Science - curriculum change
      Proposal
    • MS Biology - curriculum change
      Proposal

    Discussion Items

    • Addition of completion of IUPUI Program for Instensive English Level 7 as an acceptable indicator of English Language proficiency for admissiont IUPUI Graduate and Professional Programs
      Proposal
    • Federal Student Aid "gainful employment" regulations
    • IUPUI/IU accreditation due diligence. Ensuring that unfamiliar institutions are regionally accredited
    • Curriculum change process; changes must come to the IUPUI Graduate Office and seen by the GAC
    September 22, 2015

    Canceled

    August 25, 2015

    August 25 agenda
    Location: UL 1116
    Minutes for approval, May 26, 2015

    Program Reviews

    • MSD Cariology and Operative Dentistry
      Proposal
    • Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Management
      Proposal
    • Proposed changes to Forensic and Investigative Sciences MS program
      Proposal
    • Proposed Changes to the PhD Minor in Bioinformatics
      Proposal
    • Proposed Changes to the Master of Science program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
      Proposal
    • Proposed Changes to the PhD in Informatics, Biomedical and Health Informatics Specialization
      Proposal
    • Information Item: Purdue School of Science Ph.D. Pre-proposals - site move

    Discussion Items

  • Archived GAC Meetings

    You can view archived Graduate Affairs Committee meetings and rosters by selecting the academic year below. For questions about archived information, please contact the curriculum specialist in the graduate office. The main number to the office is 317-274-1577 or you can email gradoff@iupui.edu.

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    Academic Year 2005-2006

Important information and deadlines that were discussed during the GAC meeting are posted by the following Friday. You can read the most current highlights here.

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Roster

  • Current Roster - 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

    Margaret Adamek, Ph.D. | School of Social Work | ES 4138H | 274-6730 | madamek@iupui.edu

    Janice S. Blum, Ph.D. (Chair)* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 274-5845 | jblum@iupui.edu

    Randy Brutkiewicz, Ph.D. | School of Medicine | R2 302 | 274-7589 | rbrutkie@iupui.edu

    Jeremy Carter, Ph.D. | School of Public and Environmental Affairs | BS 4081 | 317-274-4170 | carterjg@iupui.edu

    Susan Cauble | Kelley School of Business | BS 3024 | 274-3451 | sehaines@iupui.edu

    Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 112 | 274-5148 | tgchu@iu.edu

    Christine Lynn Czachowski, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 126A | 278-4820 | cczachow@iupui.edu

    Dezra Despain* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4326 | dezdes@iupui.edu

    Fred DiCamilla, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 501T | 274-4804 | fdicamil@iupui.edu

    Jan Fulton, Ph.D | School of Nursing | NU 136 | 274-2421 | jasfulto@iu.edu

    Richard L. Gregory, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 123 | 274-9949 | rgregory.iu.edu

    Miki Pike Hamstra, | Robert McKinney School of Law | IH 357A | 274-0402 | mhamstra@iupui.edu

    Monica Henry* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-2071 | mlhenry@iupui.edu

    Brittney-Shea Herbert, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Medical & Molecular Genetics | IB 130 | 278-6147 | brherber@iupui.edu

    Youngbok Hong, Professor | Herron School of Art and Design | HR 170 | 278-9475 | youhong@iupui.edu

    Marjorie Hovde, Ph.D. | Purdue School of Engineering and Technology | ET 324F | 274-0825 | mhovde@iupui.edu

    Josette Jones, Ph.D. | School of Informatics and Computing | WK 120 | 317-274-8059 | jofjones@iupui.edu

    Matthew Lawson, President | Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) | gpsgpres@iupui.edu

    Karl MacDorman, Ph.D. | School of Informatics and Computing | IT 475J | 278-8169 | kmacdorm@iupui.edu

    Jennifer Mahoney* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4305 | mahoney2@iupui.edu

    Brendan Maxcy, Ph.D. | School of Education | ES 3116 | 274-7516 | bmaxcy@iupui.edu

    Kevin McCracken, Ph.D. | IUPUC | 812.348.7302 | | kjmccrac@iupuc.edu

    James Mohler,* Ph.D. | Purdue University Graduate School | Young Graduate House, #170 West Lafayette, IN 47907 | 765-496-7360 |jmohler@purdue.edu

    Miriam Murphy, J.D. | Robert McKinney School of Law | IH 131L | 274-1978 | mimurphy@iupui.edu

    Jackie O'Palka, Ph.D. | School of Health & Rehabilitation Science | BR114 | 278-0934 | jopalka@iupui.edu

    Kristi Palmer | University Library | UL 1112 F | 274-8230 | klpalmer@iupui.edu

    Zachary Riley, Ph.D. | IU School of Physical Education | NIFS 109 | (317) 278-1487 | zariley@iupui.edu

    Patrick J. Rooney, Ph.D | Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | TG 301 | 278-8917 | rooney@iupui.edu

    Randall Roper, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 220 D | 274-8131 | rjroper@iupui.edu

    Paul Salama, Ph.D. | School of Engineering & Technology | SL 160 | 278-1682 | psalama@iupui.edu"

    Kristy Sheeler, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 309D | 278-3161 | ksheeler@iupui.edu

    David Skalnik, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 222 | 277-0625 | dskalnik@iupui.edu

    Jody Sundt, Ph.D. | School of Public & Environmental Affairs | BS 4078 | 278-0426 | jsundt@iupui.edu

    James Wimbush,* Ph.D. | Indiana University Graduate School | Bloomington Office - Kirkwood Hall 111 |IUPUI Office - University Library 1170 | 274-1577 | jwimbush@indiana.edu

    Constantin Yiannoutsos, Ph.D. | School of Public Health | HS 3000 | 278-3045 | cyiannou@iupui.edu

     * Non-voting Member

  • Roster 2016-2017 Academic Year

    Margaret Adamek, Ph.D. | School of Social Work | ES 4138H | 274-6730 | madamek@iupui.edu

    Janice S. Blum, Ph.D. (Chair)* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 274-5845 | jblum@iupui.edu

    Rafael Bahamonde, Ph.D. | School of Physical Education and Tourism | PE 255 | 274-2344 | rbahamon@iupui.edu

    Randy Brutkiewicz, Ph.D. | School of Medicine | R2 302 | 274-7589 | rbrutkie@iupui.edu

    Susan Cauble | Kelley School of Business | BS 3024 | 274-3451 | sehaines@iupui.edu

    Rebecca Chan, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | IU Cancer Center | R4 W170 | 278-2807 | rchan@iu.edu

    Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 112 | 274-5148 | tgchu@iu.edu

    Christine Lynn Czachowski, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 126A | 278-4820 | cczachow@iupui.edu

    Dezra Despain* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4326 | dezdes@iupui.edu

    Fred DiCamilla, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 501T | 274-4804 | fdicamil@iupui.edu

    Jan Fulton, Ph.D | School of Nursing | NU 136 | 274-2421 | jasfulto@iu.edu

    Richard L. Gregory, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 123 | 274-9949 | rgregory.iu.edu

    Miki Pike Hamstra, | Robert McKinney School of Law | IH 357A | 274-0402 | mhamstra@iupui.edu

    Monica Henry* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-2071 | mlhenry@iupui.edu

    Brittney-Shea Herbert, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Medical & Molecular Genetics | IB 130 | 278-6147 | brherber@iupui.edu

    Youngbok Hong, Professor | Herron School of Art and Design | HR 170 | 278-9475 | youhong@iupui.edu

    Marjorie Hovde, Ph.D. | Purdue School of Engineering and Technology | ET 324F | 274-0825 | mhovde@iupui.edu

    Karl MacDorman, Ph.D. | School of Informatics and Computing | IT 475J | 278-8169 | kmacdorm@iupui.edu

    Jennifer Mahoney* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4305 | mahoney2@iupui.edu

    Brendan Maxcy, Ph.D. | School of Education | ES 3116 | 274-7516 | bmaxcy@iupui.edu

    James Mohler,* Ph.D. | Purdue University Graduate School | Young Graduate House, #170 West Lafayette, IN 47907 | 765-496-7360 |jmohler@purdue.edu

    Miriam Murphy, J.D. | Robert McKinney School of Law | IH 131L | 274-1978 | mimurphy@iupui.edu

    Jackie O'Palka, Ph.D. | School of Health & Rehabilitation Science | BR114 | 278-0934 | jopalka@iupui.edu

    Kristi Palmer | University Library | UL 1112 F | 274-8230 | klpalmer@iupui.edu

    Taylor Rhodes, President | Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) | gpsgpres@iupui.edu

    Patrick J. Rooney, Ph.D | Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | TG 301 | 278-8917 | rooney@iupui.edu

    Randall Roper, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 220 D | 274-8131 | rjroper@iupui.edu

    Paul Salama, Ph.D. | School of Engineering & Technology | SL 160 | 278-1682 | psalama@iupui.edu"

    Kristy Sheeler, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 309D | 278-3161 | ksheeler@iupui.edu

    David Skalnik, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 222 | 277-0625 | dskalnik@iupui.edu

    Jody Sundt, Ph.D. | School of Public & Environmental Affairs | BS 4078 | 278-0426 | jsundt@iupui.edu

    James Williams, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Department of Anatomy | MS 5055 | 274-3423 | jwillia3@iu.edu

    James Wimbush,* Ph.D. | Indiana University Graduate School | Bloomington Office - Kirkwood Hall 111 |IUPUI Office - University Library 1170 | 274-1577 | jwimbush@indiana.edu

    Constantin Yiannoutsos, Ph.D. | School of Public Health | HS 3000 | 278-3045 | cyiannou@iupui.edu

     * Non-voting Member

  • Roster - 2015-2016 Academic Year

    Margaret Adamek, Ph.D. | School of Social Work | ES 4138H | 274-6730 | madamek@iupui.edu

    Janice S. Blum, Ph.D. (Chair)* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 274-5845 | jblum@iupui.edu

    Rafael Bahamonde, Ph.D. | School of Physical Education and Tourism | PE 255 | 274-2344 | rbahamon@iupui.edu

    Randy Brutkiewicz, Ph.D. | School of Medicine | R2 302 | 274-7589 | rbrutkie@iupui.edu

    Susan Cauble | Kelley School of Business | BS 3024 | 274-3451 | sehaines@iupui.edu

    Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 112 | 274-5148 | tgchu@iu.edu

    Christine Lynn Czachowski, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 126A | 278-4820 | cczachow@iupui.edu

    Dezra Despain* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4326 | dezdes@iupui.edu

    Fred DiCamilla, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 501T | 274-4804 | fdicamil@iupui.edu

    Patricia Ebright, Ph.D. | School of Nursing | NU 485 |278-2524 | prebrigh@iupui.edu

    Anthony Greco, President | Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) | gpsgpres@iupui.edu

    Richard L. Gregory, Ph.D. | School of Dentistry | DS 123 | 274-9949 | rgregory.iu.edu

    Maureen Harrington, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | MS 4071F | 274-7527 | mharrin@iu.edu

    Monica Henry* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-2071 | mlhenry@iupui.edu

    Brittney-Shea Herbert, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Medical & Molecular Genetics | IB 130 | 278-6147 | brherber@iupui.edu

    Youngbok Hong, Professor | Herron School of Art and Design | HR 170 | 278-9475 | youhong@iupui.edu

    Marjorie Hovde, Ph.D. | Purdue School of Engineering and Technology | ET 324F | 274-0825 | mhovde@iupui.edu

    Karl MacDorman, Ph.D. | School of Informatics and Computing | IT 475J | 278-8169 | kmacdorm@iupui.edu

    Jennifer Mahoney* | Graduate Office | UL 1170 | 278-4305 | mahoney2@iupui.edu

    Brendan Maxcy, Ph.D. | School of Education | ES 3116 | 274-7516 | bmaxcy@iupui.edu

    Deborah McGregor, J.D. | School of Law | IH 229 | 274-2608 | dmcgreg@iupui.edu

    NaShara Mitchell,* J.D. | Graduate Office |UL 1170 | 278-4331 | namitch@iupui.edu

    Jackie O'Palka, Ph.D. | School of Health & Rehabilitation Science | BR114 | 278-0934 | jopalka@iupui.edu

    Kristi Palmer | University Library | UL 1112 F | 274-8230 | klpalmer@iupui.edu

    G. David Peters, Ed.D. | Purdue School of Engineering & Techonology | SI 118 | 278-2591 | gpeters@iupui.edu

    Sonja Rice, J.D. | School of Law | IH 206B | 274-8043 | sorice@iupui.edu

    Patrick J. Rooney, Ph.D | Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | TG 301 | 278-8917 | rooney@iupui.edu

    Randall Roper, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 220 D | 274-8131 | rjroper@iupui.edu

    Kristy Sheeler, Ph.D. | School of Liberal Arts | CA 309D | 278-3161 | ksheeler@iupui.edu

    David Skalnik, Ph.D. | School of Science | LD 222 | 277-0625 | dskalnik@iupui.edu

    Jon Story,* Ph.D. | Purdue University Graduate School | Young Graduate House, #160 West Lafayette, IN 47907 | 765-494-6963 | jastory@purdue.edu

    Jody Sundt | School of Public & Environmental Affairs | BS 4078 | 278-0426 | jsundt@iupui.edu

    Annela Teemant | School of Education | ES 3121 | 274-1228 | ateemant@iupui.edu

    James Williams, Ph.D. | Graduate Council Appointee | Department of Anatomy | MS 5055 | 274-3423 | jwillia3@iu.edu

    James Wimbush,* Ph.D. | Indiana University Graduate School | Bloomington Office - Kirkwood Hall 111 |IUPUI Office - University Library 1170 | 274-1577 | jwimbush@indiana.edu

    Constantin Yiannoutsos, Ph.D. | School of Public Health | HS 3000 | 278-3045 | cyiannou@iupui.edu

     * Non-voting Member

The Curriculum and Fellowship Committees are subcommittees of the GAC.