Graduate Subcommittee

Graduate Subcommittee Charge & Membership

The Graduate Subcommittee shall be a standing subcommittee of the University Curriculum and Degree Committee of the UM-Dearborn Faculty Senate. The Subcommittee's responsibilities include reviewing, offering suggestions for revision, and recommending action to the Provost on new or modified graduate degree and certificate programs. It also has the responsibility to review, offer suggestions for revision, and recommend action to the Provost on new or modified graduate course proposals from the academic units. In addition, the Subcommittee may address issues presented to it by the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs, the Director of Graduate Studies, and graduate program directors from the colleges. Finally, the Subcommittee may set policies and procedures related to campus-wide issues of graduate education dealing with programs, admissions concerns, student retention matters, and scholarships. (See the motion establishing structure and membership of the Graduate Subcommittee.) 

Graduate Subcommittee Membership Structure

Graduate Subcommittee Chair, Associate Provost of Graduate Programs

Voting Members:
Two appointed faculty representatives from each college (8)
One Faculty Senate representative serving a one-year term (1)
One student representative serving a one-year term (1)

Subcommittee Advisors (non-voting):
The University Registrar or designee (1)
The Library Director or designee (1)
The Director of Graduate Studies or designee (1)
The Director of Admissions & Orientation or designee (1)
Chief Assessment Officer or designee (1)
The Institutional Research and Effectiveness Director or designee (1)
Marketing Manager or designee (1) 

Graduate Subcommittee Members

Armen Zakarian, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies (Graduate Subcommittee Chair)

Maureen Linker, Associate Provost for Graduate, International and Online Learning (Graduate Subcommittee Vice Chair)

Stein Brunvand, Chair of CEHHS Curriculum Committee (ex officio)
Claudia Kocher, Chair of COB Grad Curriculum Committee (ex officio)
Marie Waung, Chair of CASL Curriculum Committee (ex officio)
Di Ma, Chair of CECS Curriculum Committee (ex officio)

Paul Fossum, CEHHS Faculty (F22 - W24)
Vivek Singh, COB Faculty (F23 - W24)
Dewey Jung, CECS Faculty (F23 - W25)
Michelle Leonard, CASL Faculty (F24 - W26)

Vadym Pyrozhenko, Faculty Senate Representative (one-year term; F23 - W24)

Student Government Representative (one-year term; F23 - W24)


Fall 2024 Meeting Dates



Thursday, September 12, 2024Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Thursday, September 26, 2024Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Thursday, October 12, 2024Wednesday, October 4, 2024

Thursday, October 24, 2024

*Last meeting before the November 1st Curriculum and University Catalog Changes 

Deadline for the 2025 - 2026 Academic Year.

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Thursday, November 21, 2024



Wednesday, November 15, 2024




Winter 2025 Meeting Dates



Thursday, January 16, 2025Wednesday, January 10, 2025
Thursday, January 30, 2025Wednesday, January 24, 2025

Thursday, February 13, 2025


Wednesday, February 7, 2025
Thursday, February 27, 2025Wednesday, February 21, 2025
Thursday, February 27, 2025Wednesday, February 21, 2025



2023- 2024 MASU Meeting DatesSubmission Deadline
Friday, October 20, 2023Friday, September 8, 2023
Friday, January 12, 2024Friday, December 1, 2023
Friday, April 12, 2024Friday, March 1, 2024
Thursday & Friday, June 6 & 7, 2024Friday, April 26, 2024