VII. Governance & Policies

A. POLICIES

The governance procedures for the Graduate Program in Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences consists of a Graduate Program Director who serves as Chair of the Graduate Faculty Committee. The Thesis committee consists of the Graduate Program Director, and all members of the Graduate Faculty. A graduate student representative elected by the students within the program may also attend but is not a voting member regarding policy decisions, but can convey the opinions of the graduate student body to the faculty. The Department Head is an ex-officio member of this committee. 

B. GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The Graduate Program Director reports to the Graduate School of the University and its designated officers. In addition, the Graduate Program Director is responsible for monitoring compliance with the rules and regulations set by the Department to govern the Graduate Program in Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences .

C. AD HOC SUB-COMMITTEES

An Academic Affairs committee will be convened by the Graduate Program Director on an ad-hoc basis in order to deal with issues as they arise.  The committee will consist of at least three members including the Graduate Program Director.

D. GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICIES

The Graduate Program in Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences operates under the guidelines of the Graduate School. Requirements of ABBS may not circumvent those established by the Graduate School, but the department may add requirements in addition to those established by the Graduate School. Thus both sets of guidelines must be adhered to in order to successfully complete a graduate degree.

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