Graduate Council members are typically current or former graduate or department chairs.  They are invited by the Graduate Dean to serve a 3-year term that may be renewed one time. The names of Graduate Council appointees are shared with the Mānoa Faculty Senate. The council meets monthly and advises the Graduate Dean on matters related to graduate education.  The council also reviews graduate program and curricular actions, scholarship and award applications, and appointments of graduate faculty as part of program review.

Council Committees

The council has three standing committees : Administrative-Admissions-Advisory (AAA), Program, and Course Committees.  A subset of the AAA committee serves as part of the Graduate Grievance Committee.

Council Composition

Members are selected to be broadly representative of the graduate programs at UHM, with one or two representatives from each school or college, depending on size, and one representative selected on a rotating basis from the smallest schools. In addition, the Graduate Student Organization and the Faculty Senate each have two seats. The following summarizes the composition of the Graduate Council:

  • Graduate Dean — Chair
  • Graduate Associate Dean — Vice-Chair
  • College of Arts, Languages, and Letters — 3 members
  • College of Natural Sciences — 2 members
  • College of Social Sciences — 2 members
  • College of Education — 2 members
  • College of Engineering — 1 member
  • School of Medicine — 1 member
  • School of Nursing — 1 member
  • School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology — 1 member
  • School of Social Work and Public Health — 1 member
  • College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources — 1 member
  • College of Business — 1 member*
  • School of Architecture — 1 member*
  • School of Hawaiian Knowledge — 1 member *
  • Graduate Student Organization — 2 members **
  • Faculty Senate Liaison — 2 representatives appointed by the SEC
 * One member represents all three and is selected on a rotating basis.
** One member may be the GSO president and/or both are selected by the GSO from elected officers and representatives.

Council Minutes

Graduate Council Minutes 20220322.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20220215.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20220125.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20211214.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20211116.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20211019.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210921.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210511.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210420.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210323.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210216.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20210119.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20201215.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20201027.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20200922.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20200514.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20200428.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20200331.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20200225.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20191022.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20190924.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20190423.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20190327.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20190226.pdf
Graduate Council Minutes 20190129.pdf

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