Graduate Studies Policies

The GPC obtains its authority from the Academic Senate of Northern Michigan University, which, according to the Senate Bylaws, “…is established in accordance with the Agreement between the Board of Trustees, NMU, and the American Association of University Professors, NMU Chapter, and derives its authority from that Agreement."  The Senate Bylaws describe the function of the Academic Senate (Section 1.2) as “…to advise and make recommendations to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs on matters of faculty-wide concern, communicate items of concern to respective constituencies, and inform the academic community of issues under consideration.”  The GPC is named as a standing committee of the Senate in Article 7.1 of the Senate Bylaws. The Bylaws of the Graduate Programs Committee are located at  /gpc/node/1.