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Policy 6-225: Graduate Emphases

  1. Purpose & Scope:
    1. (reserved)
  2. Definitions:
    1. (reserved)
  3. Policy:
    1. An emphasis is a program of study within an established degree that enables a student to focus on courses in a particular field within a degree program. The emphasis pursued appears on the student's transcript but not on their diploma.
    2. Each proposal to cause an existing emphasis to appear on student transcripts must be approved by the curriculum committee of the college where the degree is housed and by the Graduate Council and then forwarded to the Academic Senate as an information item.
  4. Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms, and other related resources.
    1. Rules
    2. Procedures
    3. Guidelines
      1. Guidelines for Proposals for Graduate Emphases
    4. Forms.
    5. Other related resource materials.
  5. References:
    1. Policy 6-117: Undergraduate Emphases
  6. Contacts:

      1. Policy Owners: (primary contact person for questions and advice): Dean of the Graduate School.
      2. Policy Officers: Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences.<
        1. These officials are designated by the University President or delegee, with assistance of the Institutional Policy Committee, to have the following roles and authority, as provided in University Rule 1-001:
        2. "A 'Policy Officer' will be assigned by the President for each University Policy, and will typically be someone at the executive level of the University (i.e., the President and his/her Cabinet Officers). The assigned Policy Officer is authorized to allow exceptions to the Policy in appropriate cases.... "
        3. "The Policy Officer will identify an "Owner" for each Policy. The Policy Owner is an expert on the Policy topic who may respond to questions about, and provide interpretation of the Policy; and will typically be someone reporting to an executive level position (as defined above), but may be any other person to whom the President or a Vice President has delegated such authority for a specified area of University operations. The Owner has primary responsibility for maintaining the relevant portions of the Regulations Library... .[and] bears the responsibility for determining which reference materials are helpful in understanding the meaning and requirements of particular Policies... ." University Rule 1-001-III-B & E.History:
  7. History:
    1. Revision history:
      1. Current version-- Revision 0 :
        1. Approved by the Academic Senate: November 1, 2010
        2. Approved by Board of Trustees: November 9, 2010

Policy: 6-225 Rev: 0
Date: November 9, 2010

Last Updated: 8/4/21