College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Executive Committee (GSEC)

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2022-2023 Schedule

GSEC Meeting Dates

All GSEC meetings begin at 3 p.m. and are in person in the Provost's Conference Room.

 GSEC Submission Deadline
for Agenda Items 
GSEC Meeting Dates    
 August 23, 2022 September 6, 2022
 September 20, 2022 October 4, 2022
October 18, 2022 November 1, 2022
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 January 24, 2023 February 7, 2023
February 21, 2023 March 7, 2023
 March 21, 2023 April 4, 2023
June 27, 2023 July 11, 2023

Academic Counsel Information

Tech Board Meeting Dates

THEC Submission Deadlines:

  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between January 1 to April 30 DUE May 15
  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between May 1 to July 31 DUE August 15
  • All actions approved by GSEC, AC, & Board (Provost) between August 1 to December 31 DUE January 15

Important Documents

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Forms and Guidelines

What types of requests should be submitted to GSEC?  GSEC Request Items

Information about establishing new academic programs and modifications to existing programs may be found at the Provost's Website.

All documents requiring Academic Council and Tennessee Tech Board approval require an Internal Cover Form which may be found at Internal Cover Form

For a quick reference guide to the document approval process and forms required for approval, see our Documentation Approval Reference Sheet.

THEC forms may be found at the following links:

Document link for New Academic Units THEC A1.2 includes request such as:

  • College or School: An instructional unit within a university that usually includes several academic departments and is usually administered by a dean or director. As defined here, the term “college” does not pertain to separate institutions known as colleges, such as community college or technical college.
  • Division: An instructional unit that usually includes two or more departments within a college or university which may be administered by an assistant or associate dean or director.
  • Department: An instructional unit encompassing a discrete branch of study or organized around common and similar academic areas and is usually administered by a department chair.

Document link for New Academic Programs THEC A1.0 includes request for all new academic programs.

Document link for Program Modifications THEC A1.1 includes request such as:

  • Substantive Changes to program
  • Substantive number of degree hours,
  • Degree admission changes,
  • Changes to retention,
  • Changes to graduation requirements.

Document link for Academic Actions notification THEC A1.5 includes request such as:

  • Establishment of a certificate program less than 24 semester credit hours regardless of degree level.
  • Name change for existing academic program.
  • Name change for existing concentration within an academic program.
  • Establishment of a new concentration within an existing academic program.
  • Change (increase or decrease) in the number of hours of an existing academic program.
  • Consolidation of two or more existing academic programs into a single academic program without an essential change in the original approved curriculum and without a net gain in the number of programs.
  • Extension of an existing academic program to an approved off-campus center.
  • Provost Office Forms - Complete all forms required. Contact Misty Brown for guidance.

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