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Graduate Committee

The Grad committee functions much like CAPC; it approves all curricular changes to graduate programs. The Grad Committee also maintains a list of faculty approved to teach at the graduate level and handles appeals from students with regard to admission and dismissal decisions. This committee consists of six faculty members, one Dean, one graduate student, and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or his designee (see section F5 of the Contract).

AY 2023-2024 Committee Members

Member              Seat
Dr. Marcia Ditmyer Chair, Dean of the College of Health & Human Services
Tammy Elliott Special Assistant to the Provost
Hannah Bierlen Student Representative
Dr. Sherrin Frances Arts & Humanities
Dr. Izabela Szymanska Business
Dr. Anne Tapp Education
Dr. Rose Lange Health & Human Services
Dr. Jason Pagano Science, Engineering & Technology
Dr. Rosina Hassoun Social Sciences

Please see to access the online curriculum management process.

Committee Charge

The Graduate Committee is responsible for the overall academic quality of the SVSU graduate programs. This committee serves as the university's graduate-level curriculum committee, receiving and reviewing proposals from faculty/graduate programs for new courses, new programs, changes in existing courses and programs, including alterations in academic policies within programs. Committee votes on curricular, program, and program policy changes are recorded and forwarded to the larger faculty ratification process. All academic curricular, program, and policy changes published in the university catalog are subject to Graduate Committee jurisdiction. This body also receives and reviews faculty applications, including vitas and records of professional experience, to teach at the graduate level and applications for renewals of faculty graduate teaching status. A more formal statement of Committee functions and responsibilities can be found in the SVSU Faculty Contract.

2023-2026 Faculty Contract, Article F, Section 5


Brian Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Provost
Wickes Hall 334

Deborah Huntley, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Wickes Hall 338

Wickes Hall 338
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.