Physiology Graduate Affairs Committee

Mission Statement
It is the mission of this committee to monitor recruitment activity,  to counsel students when appropriate, to formulate recomendations for faculty action on admission of students, and to provide review of any issues concerning the Graduate Program.


Graduate Affairs Committee Commission
Department of Physiology
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky 

Committee Name
Physiology Graduate Affairs Committee

Purpose Statement
The purpose of this committee is to oversee all aspects of graduate training within the department.

The committee will be composed on the following members:

Director of Graduate Studies.  This individual will be an Associate or Full Professor with a primary appointment in the department.  They will be appointed by the Department Chair and will serve as the Committee Chair.  The Chair may serve a term of 4 years which may be renewed.

Committee Members.   The committee will consist of at least 6 primary appointed faculty of the department.  Members may serve a term of 4 years which may be renewed.   The Departmental Chair will appoint members at the recommendation of the Committee Chair.  Membership preference will be toward faculty with experience in graduate training and who are not committed to another departmental committee.  Rotation of committee members will occur at the beginning of each academic year. 

The committee will be supported by a department administrative staff member.  The staff member will be responsible for distributing agendas ahead of the meeting, taking minutes and facilitating the distribution of minutes within a week of the meeting.

The Vice Chair will serve on the committee to assist in coordinating the overall educational commitments of the Department.

Frequency of Meetings
As frequently as needed, but no less than once per semester

(i)                  Considers applications for direct admission to the Graduate Program
(ii)                Performs an annual review to ensure that graduate students are meeting the administrative requirements of the graduate program
(iii)               Helps trainees who are encountering difficulties to find appropriate support and to access useful resources
(iv)              Develops recommendations to the full faculty for polices related to graduate training; Maintains departmental Graduate Student Handbook which  outlines the departmental polices
(v)                Coordinates the annual Skinner Lecture
(vi)              Works with department administrative staff to maintain and renew graduate education tab of the Physiology webpage 
(vii)             Contributes to the planning and execution of the annual IBS Orientation

Faculty Approval Date:
February 20, 2018