About the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

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The legislative functions of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies are vested in the Graduate Council, which consists of elected representatives of the Graduate Faculty. The Council establishes minimum guidelines and policies that maintain high standards for administering graduate education at the University of Louisville.  The Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies serves as chair of this body and of the Graduate Faculty.

The dean and the dean's staff are responsible for the administration of the rules and regulations of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and are expected to maintain and safeguard the standards and policies of the school as outlined by the Graduate Faculty and the Graduate Council.

Graduate students participate in the operation and decision-making process of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies through the Graduate Student Association (louisville.edu/graduate/gsc)—to which all graduate students belong—and its executive committee, the Graduate Student Council, which consists of one elected representative from each graduate program. A representative of the Graduate Student Council serves as a voting member of the Graduate Council. Graduate students are actively sought as members of many of the standing committees of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, and they are urged to participate and become involved in the administration of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies through these channels.