Doctoral Minors: Policies and Procedures
The Graduate School Academic Policies & Procedures policy on Doctoral Minors can be found here.
The following documents and links provide information about Doctoral Minors.
New Doctoral Minors
For departments and academic units interested in creating a new doctoral minor, refer to the Proposing New Doctoral Minor Form.docx. This document contains instructions on the governance process for approving new Doctoral Minors as well as the proposal form that should be used during the governance process.
Discontinuing a Doctoral Minor
If a department or academic unit is interested in discontinuing a doctoral minor they administer, it is a relatively simple governance process. These are the steps: 1) Vote on discontinuing the minor in the faculty executive committee/steering committee at the administrative unit/department level. 2) Work with your school/college to submit a memo to that school/college's academic planning committee requesting discontinuation of the minor. 3) The school/college will consider the discontinuation request and if approved, they will advance your administrative unit/department's memo as well as their own memo to Graduate School Assistant Dean Marty Gustafson requesting discontinuation approval from the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC). 4) GFEC will consider the discontinuation request and if approved, the Graduate School will implement the discontinuation. A few examples of these memos as presented at a GFEC meeting can be found here.
Questions about the content on this page can be directed to Emily Reynolds, Academic Planning Specialist, Graduate School.