College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Executive Committee (GSEC)

2017-2018 Schedule

GSEC Meeting Dates:

All GSEC meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. and are held in the Provost's Conference Room, Derryberry Hall Room 200.


  GSEC Submission Deadline
for Agenda Items

       GSEC Meeting Dates     

June 26, 2017 July 11, 2017
August 22, 2017 September 5, 2017
September 19, 2017 October 3, 2017
October 24, 2017 November 7, 2017
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January 23, 2018 February 6, 2018
February 20, 2018 March 13, 2018
March 20, 2018 April 3, 2018
June 26, 2018 July 10, 2018

2018 Academic Counsel Meeting Dates

  • January 24, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • April 11, 2018

2018 TTU Board Meeting Dates

  • March 2018

THEC Submission Deadlines:

  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between January 1 to April 30 DUE May 15
  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between May 1 to July 31 DUE August 15
  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between August 1 to December 31 DUE January 15

Forms and Guidelines

What types of requests should be submitted to GSEC?  GSEC Request Items

Information about establishing new academic programs and modifications to existing programs may be found at the Provost's Website.

All documents requiring Academic Council and TTU Board approval require an Internal Cover Form which may be found at  Internal Cover Form

For a quick reference guide to the document approval process and forms required for approval, see our Documentation Approval Reference Sheet.

THEC forms may be found at the following links:

 Document link for New Academic Units THEC A1.2 includes request such as:

  • College or School: An instructional unit within a university that usually includes several academic departments and is usually administered by a dean or director. As defined here, the term “college” does not pertain to separate institutions known as colleges, such as community college or technical college.
  • Division: An instructional unit that usually includes two or more departments within a college or university which may be administered by an assistant or associate dean or director.
  • Department: An instructional unit encompassing a discrete branch of study or organized around common and similar academic areas and is usually administered by a department chair.

Document link for New Academic Programs THEC A1.0 includes request for all new academic programs.

Document link for Program Modifications THEC A1.1 includes request such as:

  • Substantive Changes to program
  • Substantive number of degree hours,
  • Degree admission changes,
  • Changes to retention,
  • Changes to graduation requirements.

Document link for Academic Actions notification THEC A1.5 includes request such as:

  • Establishment of a certificate program less than 24 semester credit hours regardless of degree level.
  • Name change for existing academic program.
  • Name change for existing concentration within an academic program.
  • Establishment of a new concentration within an existing academic program.
  • Change (increase or decrease) in the number of hours of an existing academic program.
  • Consolidation of two or more existing academic programs into a single academic program without an essential change in the original approved curriculum and without a net gain in the number of programs.
  • Extension of an existing academic program to an approved off-campus center.
  • Provost Office Forms - Complete all forms required. Contact Misty Brown for guidance.

Important Documents

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