5) Article 5: Relationship between the GSCGB and the DGS

The relationship between the GSCGB and the DGS is outlined as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has been signed by the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and President of the GSCGB in 2015. The signed MOU can be found in Appendix B.

 

5.1) The GSCEB will review the MOU on a yearly basis to ensure that officers are familiar with the nature of the relationship between the two parties. This review will occur after GSC officer elections and before the final GSCGB meeting of the year.  All current and newly elected officers must be in attendance.

5.2) Should changes in administrative leadership/structure or other cause raise questions about the nature of the relationship between the GSC and the DGS as codified by the MOU,the GSC officers may request a review of the MOU with the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. Similarly, if the DGS proposes modifications to the MOU at any time, the GSCEB will bring the recommendation of the DGS to the GSCGB. Should the GSCGB accept the recommendation to modify the MOU, a GSC MOU committee will be instated to renegotiate or amend terms of the MOU with the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.

5.3) The MOU committee must be chaired by a member of the GSCEB and at least 3 additional GSCGB members must be serve on the committee. If committee participation does not meet this quorum, the committee will not be formed and no changes to the MOU will be made, unless changes are necessary to conform to shifts in University policy.

5.4) The MOU committee will open a dialogue with the DGS to renegotiate or amend the terms of the MOU. Once the MOU committee and the DGS have come to a mutually satisfactory draft of a new MOU, the MOU committee chair will present the proposed MOU to the GSCGB. Should the GSCGB request additional modifications to the MOU, the MOU committee has one more chance to present the MOU in front of the GSCGB. Should the GSCGB reject the proposed MOU a second time, the MOU negotiations will be terminated and the subject will be tabled until the following year and the existing MOU will remain in force. This ensures the MOU renegotiation or amendment process occurs in a timely manner.