Part X. – COUNCILS

Section 1. PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL

The President’s Council consists of the president; the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs; the vice president for advancement; the senior vice president and chief administrative officer; the vice president for marketing and communications; the vice president for student life; the secretary to the Board of Regents; the chair of the faculty; and other advisory members as may occasionally be selected by the president. The President’s Council serves in an advisory capacity to the president and meets weekly, or as determined by the president.

Section 2. PROVOST’S ACADEMIC COUNCIL

The Provost’s Academic Council serves in an advisory capacity to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and as a forum where members can share perspectives on matters of common concern and interest. The membership consists of the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs; the associate provost for undergraduate programs; the associate provost for graduate programs and continuing education; the director of the library; the director of user services/instructional technologies; the dean of inclusive excellence; the deans of the divisions and professional schools; the registrar; the executive director of the Center for Student Success; the executive director for the Wang Center; the manager of institutional enrollment and budget planning; the dean of enrollment management; the associate dean of institutional research and records; the chair of the faculty; and other advisory members as may occasionally be selected by the provost.

Section 3. FACULTY COUNCIL FOR INDIVIDUALIZED MAJORS

Admission to an Individualized Major may be granted by the Faculty Council for Individualized Majors to junior and senior students on the basis of a personally designed academic program proposed by the students and submitted to the council any time after the beginning of the spring semester of their sophomore year. Successful applicants for this program will normally have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or above, although in exceptional cases they may demonstrate their potential in other ways acceptable to the council. Refer to the online PLU catalog for additional information.

Section 4. GRADUATE COUNCIL

  1. The provost oversees graduate programs at PLU. The Graduate Council serves in an advisory role on all matters pertaining to graduate education at PLU, which includes, but is not limited to, making recommendations to the provost in the following areas:
    1. New program proposals.
    2. Strategic marketing plans.
    3. Program prerequisites and requirements.
    4. Student admission.
    5. Graduate scholarships and assistantships.
  2. The Graduate Council is chaired by the associate provost for graduate programs and continuing education and includes the director of graduate admission as well as directors of the graduate programs who represent the deans in each of the divisions and schools that house such programs. Other specific graduate program faculty and support staff may be invited to attend council meetings in order to contribute information and advice to the council.