The Executive Committee has both executive and advisory responsibilities to the Graduate Faculty Council and to the Vice Provost. Its membership is drawn from the Graduate Faculty Council and from the Graduate Faculty at large.
The Dean serves as chair. The Executive Committee is the steering committee for the Graduate Faculty Council. It advises the Vice Provost on matters of policy and regulatory interpretation, approves plans of study and dissertation prospectuses, and considers on the basis of academic merit proposals to modify or to create fields of study and areas of concentration.