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Executive Council of Graduate Faculty

In Spring 2021, the Executive Council of Graduate Faculty adopted bylaws governing its operation. These bylaws are publicly accessible in the University of Kansas' Policy Library.

Executive Council Bylaws


The membership of the Executive Council is representative of the graduate faculty on KU’s Lawrence Campus. Members are appointed to staggered three-year terms. Three members represent the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and two members represent The School of Education. Each remaining school has a single representative.

Meeting Schedule

The Executive Council meets at 2:00 p.m. approximately every third Friday. Meetings are held virtually unless otherwise indicated.

The Meeting Dates & Deadlines link to the right lists the submission, processing, and notification deadlines that correlate with each meeting. All petitions, requests, and GradFac nominations must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies by 12:00 p.m. on the date listed. (Please note that some schools have earlier internal deadlines for their receipt of such petitions, requests, and/or nominations in order to facilitate timely submission to Graduate Studies.) Graduate Studies staff will process, post, and send notifications about the Council's decisions by the end of the day on the date listed.

Minutes and End of Year reports from prior years are available by request. Please email your request to

EC Meeting Information