Summary: GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS
POLICY NUMBER 6
GUIDELINES GOVERNING GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Although there are differences in the way graduate matters are handled by the teaching units in
Athens (College Station), each graduate program has an appointed Graduate Coordinator, who is
the official representative of the Department at the Graduate School. He is responsible for all
communications with the Graduate School regarding admissions, program requirements and
related activities and for carrying out departmental policies relating to graduate activities.
At present, graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences often do
their research at the Tifton Campus (Coastal Plain Station) or the Griffin Campus (Georgia
Station) with guidance and funds provided by the Station. This policy statement establishes
guidelines necessary to insure that proper coordination exists between off-campus units, teaching
units in Athens, and the Graduate School.
1. For each degree program, the appropriate Graduate Coordinator will be responsible for
the coordination of the graduate program regardless of the location where students may
be conducting their research. Faculty who are involved with the recruiting or guidance of
students will, therefore, work with the Graduate Coordinator to insure that they operate
within guidelines established by the Graduate School and the appropriate teaching unit.
2. Within a discipline, uniform guidelines will be used regarding stipends, admissions,
program requirements, etc. It is the responsibility of the Department Head to insure that