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ARTICLE IX ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES OF FACULTY DEPARTMENTS > SECTION 9.4. PROGRAM STRUCTURE IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CENTER. :
SECTION 9.4. PROGRAM STRUCTURE IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CENTER.
a. The faculty of each doctoral program shall meet at least once each year. A quorum shall consist of 25 people or 50% of the faculty, whichever is smaller. The faculty shall have overall responsibility for establishing policies for the program. It shall make recommendations to the graduate council with respect to curriculum, and to the president with respect to special program requirements for the admission and retention of students and for the granting of doctoral degrees, the awarding of university grants and fellowships, and any other matters affecting the welfare of the program. It shall be responsible for the policies governing the various qualifying examinations for the doctoral degree.
b. Each doctoral program shall have an executive officer responsible for administering the affairs of the program in accordance with the policies established by the program faculty, the graduate council, and the board of trustees. The executive officer shall be appointed by the president for a term not exceeding three years taking into account nominations received from the faculty and students of the program. The executive officer may be reappointed. The executive officer is subject to removal by the president, prior to which the president shall confer with members of the program.
c. There shall be established in each doctoral program an executive committee to be composed of at least five members. The structure and membership of each executive committee is to be determined by the program's faculty subject to approval by the president. It shall include at least one faculty member from each senior college substantially participating in the program ("substantially participating" shall be defined as having six members on the faculty of the program).
The executive committee shall have the authority for the operation of the program between the stated meetings of the program's faculty subject to the policies established by the faculty. It shall meet at least once a semester with the students matriculated in the program.
The executive officer shall serve as chairperson of the executive committee.
d. The students of each doctoral program shall have responsibility through student representatives to the executive committee and the standing committees to make known their views on the policies of the program.