Roles and Responsibilities
The following indicates, in general terms, the roles and responsibilities of various players in graduate education at The University of Arizona. It is not an exhaustive list of the many duties and responsibilities of each party, but an overall view of the relationships among the parties.
The Graduate College
The Graduate Dean, working closely with upper administration, graduate council, faculty senate, directors of graduate studies, other faculty, students, advocates for graduate education and sets the direction for the Graduate community. The College provides a wide range of services, financial as well as academic. The Associate and Assistant Deans are responsible for efficient operations and oversee daily operations. Along with the rest of the Graduate College staff, the deans ensure that policies and procedures are up to date, fairly and consistently administered, and consistent with best practices. The Graduate College participates in the national dialogue about graduate education and collects data to monitor the university’s performance compared to national trends. The Graduate College stands ready to help programs and individual students with any issues that arise.