Process and Timeline

The development of a revised Continuous Enrollment Policy (CEP) has been a long and far reaching project. A great deal of collaboration and broad communication has already occurred and continues now. This website will provide additional information to the campus community. It will be updated throughout the coming months.

Beginning in 2006
Two years of idea generation and deliberations Administrative Board of the Graduate School and its Academic Policy subcommittee discussions The Board includes faculty and Graduate and Professional Student Federation representation from the social sciences, arts and humanities, basic sciences, and professional schools.
Ongoing research on peer institutions Several graduate research assistants researched other peer university practices and policies
Fall 2007
Deans Council and Provost support to begin planning
Summer 2008
Draft researched and developed from a special CEP Task Force The committee included faculty, staff and student representation from all disciplines on campus, including the following specific units who were asked to represent their broader areas:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Graduate and Professional Student Federation
  • Graduate School
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of University Counsel
  • Scholarships and Student Aid
  • School of Education
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • Student Accounts and University Receivables
  • University Registrar
September and October 2008
Student Services and Graduate Program Managers presentations
October 2008
Directors of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions retreat
October and November 2008
Discussion and approval from Faculty Council Education Policy Committee
A variety of individual and departmental conversations have occurred throughout the past several months and continue today.
March 2009
Graduate and Professional Student Federation Senate

Upcoming activities include:

In process
Formation of a new working group consisting of students, faculty and administrators to continue drafting a revised CEP