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         <td  valign="top" width="60%">Responsible Reviewing Agency:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">UNMC Graduate Studies</div></td>
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         <td  valign="top" width="60%">Responsible Reviewing Agency:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">PhD Affairs Council</div></td>
 
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                 <td>Revised: September 2011<br />Revised: November 2011<br />Revised: [[CON PhD Affairs Council Rules of the Faculty Organization version September 2012|September 2012]]<br />Revised: May 2013</td>
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                 <td>Revised: September 2011<br />Revised: November 2011<br />Revised: [[CON PhD Affairs Council Rules of the Faculty Organization version September 2012|September 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON PhD Affairs Council Rules of the Faculty Organization version May 2013|May 2013]]<br />Revised: [[CON PhD Affairs Council Rules of the Faculty Organization version May 2018|May 2018]]<br />Revised: [[CON PhD Affairs Council Rules of the Faculty Organization version April 2019|April 2019]]<br />Revised: August 2020</td>
 
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===1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Purpose:===
 
===1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Purpose:===
<p style="margin-left:3em; margin-bottom:15px; max-width:70em !important;">The purpose of the PhD Affairs Council is to foster high quality, doctoral education in nursing in accordance with the policies of the UNMC Graduate College.</p>
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<p style="margin-left:3em; margin-bottom:15px; max-width:67em !important;">The purpose of the PhD Affairs Council is to foster high quality, doctoral education in nursing in accordance with the policies of the UNMC Graduate College.</p>
    
===2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Functions:===
 
===2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Functions:===
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Plan and monitor courses and curricula and make recommendations for approval from the UNMC Graduate Council.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Plan and monitor courses and curricula and make recommendations for approval from the UNMC Graduate Council.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Recommend applicants for admission to the doctoral program to the Dean of Graduate Studies.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Recommend applicants for admission to the doctoral program to the Dean of Graduate Studies.</li>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Establish criteria, policies and procedures to be used in awarding and reporting scholarships, traineeships, fellowships, and other awards to doctoral students.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Establish criteria, policies and procedures to be used in awarding and reporting scholarships, traineeships, fellowships, and other awards to doctoral students.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Notify College of Nursing Student Services office of honors/awards received by doctoral students.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Notify College of Nursing Student Services office of honors/awards received by doctoral students.</li>
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Notify Professional Graduate Nursing Program Curriculum Committee, Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship Committee and General Faculty Organization of any changes approved by UNMC Graduate College.</li>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Notify Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee and General Faculty Organization of any changes approved by UNMC Graduate College.</li>
 
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===3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Memberships:===
 
===3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Memberships:===
 
<p style="margin-left:3em; margin-bottom:15px;">Membership consists of voting and ex-officio graduate faculty members who are recommended to the Dean of Graduate Studies for appointment.</p>
 
<p style="margin-left:3em; margin-bottom:15px;">Membership consists of voting and ex-officio graduate faculty members who are recommended to the Dean of Graduate Studies for appointment.</p>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Five graduate faculty members shall be elected at-large by the Graduate Faculty, one of whom shall be an ‘emerging scholar’. The term ‘emerging scholar’ has been defined as having Graduate Faculty Status, within 5 years of receiving their PhD, with a record of publication/scholarship.</li>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Five graduate faculty members shall be elected at-large by the Graduate Faculty, 3 whom will be associate or full professors and 2 of whom shall be  assistant professors who have a record of publication/research scholarship.</li>
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Two members will be elected every year.  Nominees must be eligible to direct dissertations (see Policy).</li>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">Two members (1 associate/full and 1 assistant) will be elected every even year and three members (2 associate/full and 1 assistant) will be elected in odd numbered years (2013, 2015, etc.) The PhD Program Director is a permanent member and serves as Chair of the Council.</li>
  <li style="margin-left:3em;">The PhD Program Director is a permanent member and serves as Chair of the Council.</li>
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   <li style="margin-left:3em;">The Dean of the College of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Dean for Research, the Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships,  the Director of the DNP Program and the Director of Evaluation are permanent, ex-officio members.</li>
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">The Dean of the College of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Dean for Research, and the Director of the DNP Program are permanent, ex-officio members.</li>
   
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">One student representative is appointed by the PhD Affairs Council.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">One student representative is appointed by the PhD Affairs Council.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">One representative of the council will attend the Faculty Coordinating Committee meetings.</li>
 
   <li style="margin-left:3em;">One representative of the council will attend the Faculty Coordinating Committee meetings.</li>
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<li style="margin-left:3em;">Student member will be excused when confidential student items are discussed.</li>
 
<li style="margin-left:3em;">Student member will be excused when confidential student items are discussed.</li>
 
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<p style="margin-left:3em;"><small>Name Change from Doctoral Affairs Council to PhD Affairs Council – September 1, 2011</small><br /><small>Bylaws changed to Rules of the Faculty Organization – November, 2011</small><br /><small>Membership changed to include DNP Program Director – September, 2012</small><br /><small>Membership changed to include a fifth voting member, an ‘emerging scholar’, May 2013</small><br /><small>Reviewing agency changed May 2013</small></p>
 
<p style="margin-left:3em;"><small>Name Change from Doctoral Affairs Council to PhD Affairs Council – September 1, 2011</small><br /><small>Bylaws changed to Rules of the Faculty Organization – November, 2011</small><br /><small>Membership changed to include DNP Program Director – September, 2012</small><br /><small>Membership changed to include a fifth voting member, an ‘emerging scholar’, May 2013</small><br /><small>Reviewing agency changed May 2013</small></p>
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