Report of the University of Chicago Committee on Graduate Education
The Committee on Graduate Education, comprised of faculty and PhD students, was appointed by Provost Diermeier in April 2018 to assess PhD education at the University in light of our commitment to excellence in research and teaching and in the context of a changing landscape of higher education.
Report of the Committee on University Discipline for Disruptive Conduct
Final Report of the Committee to Review the College and Divisional Structure
In response to a recommendation from the deans of the College and the Social Sciences Division, Humanities Division, and Physical Sciences Division, the Norman Committee was charged in April of 2016 to evaluate the University’s academic administrative structures relating to their divisions and the College. This report contains the results of the committee’s exploration of possible alternatives for maintaining the benefits of the current structure and recommended changes to resolve existing obstacles and capitalize on emerging opportunities.
Report of the Diversity Advisory Council
The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) was formed in February 2015 by the President and Provost of the University of Chicago. The DAC’s charge was to review institutional practices in consultation with members of the campus community in order to “insure an intentionally open community of learning, for all.” The Council was encouraged to consider all forms of diversity and inclusion; advise on best approaches to attracting and retaining underrepresented faculty, students and staff; identify promising approaches to cross-cultural awareness and inclusivity; submit recommendations designed to enhance the priority of diversity and inclusion within the University; and suggest measures for improved institutional coordination of existing initiatives.
Spring 2015 Climate Survey Preliminary Report
The University of Chicago conducted the Sexual Misconduct Survey: Attitudes, Knowledge and Experience, or the Spring 2015 Climate Survey, to examine the campus climate, with a particular focus on questions of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment. This document constitutes a preliminary report on the outcomes of the survey, which was administered in April 2015 and included all enrolled students 18-years-of-age and older.
Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression
The Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago was appointed in July 2014 by President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Eric D. Isaacs “in light of recent events nationwide that have tested institutional commitments to free and open discourse.” The Committee’s charge was to draft a statement “articulating the University’s overarching commitment to free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberation among all members of the University’s community.”
Report of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on Dissent and Protest
The Provost established this committee in Winter Quarter, 2013. His charge to the Committee is reproduced in Appendix I. The committee was established in the aftermath of demonstrations at the Center for Care and Discovery that led to arrests and disciplinary actions against demonstrators and allegations of misconduct against the University of Chicago Police Department. The events surrounding those demonstrations were addressed by a separate investigation and report, and those specific events are not the subject of this Committee’s work. The Provost directed us instead to make recommendations about the principles that should govern protests and demonstrations on campus in the future.
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate and Professional Student International Travel (with Appendix)
In this report, the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate and Professional Student International Travel assesses the nature and scope of University-sponsored or -sanctioned graduate and professional school international activities and to recommend policies, procedures, and resources for the safe and effective conduct of such activities.
Report on the Impact of the Masters Program in Humanities and the Masters Program in Social Sciences (Welberry report)
This document reports on the impact that the Masters programs in Humanities and Social Science have on the texture of faculty working lives in those Divisions.
Student Disciplinary Procedures Recommendations
This committee, consisting of faculty, students, and staff, was appointed to consider four specific student disciplinary questions: How ought the University to handle discipline of groups? While ensuring compliance with Federal law, to what extent and under what circumstances may the individual alleging a violation occurred be involved in and apprised of the disciplinary process and its outcome? Should sexual assault cases be heard by a central disciplinary committee? If yes, should domestic violence complaints be heard by that centralized structure, too? Where should the University consider complaints against admitted students who have not yet matriculated?
Memo from the Subcommittee on Roles, Responsibilities, and the Monitoring of Teaching of the Committee on Graduate Student Teaching
Memo from the Subcommittee on Roles, Responsibilities, and the Monitoring of Teaching of the Committee on Graduate Student Teaching to Provost Rosenbaum with recommendations on work expectations for graduate student teachers and the nature of departmental grievance procedures.
Report of the Pedagogical Training Subcommittee of the Provost's Committee on Graduate Student Teaching
This report encapsulates the recommendations of the Pedagogical Training Subcommittee, which believes strongly that training all graduate students in the skills necessary to be effective teachers should be an integral part of graduate education, and it should be a priority for maintaining the University’s high academic standards for undergraduates.
Report of the Provost's Committee on Advanced Residence
This report from the Provost's Committee on Advanced Residence reviews the current AR registration system, the annual increases in AR tuition, and the out-of-pocket contribution of students. It also considers how restructuring tuition rates might lessen the financial burden on students entering AR status, examines the relationship between the AR system and time-to-degree, and makes recommendations aimed at helping students complete their degrees in a reasonable length of time.
Memo to Students, Faculty, and Staff Announcing Increase in Remuneration for Graduate Student Teachers
Memo from Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, Cathy J. Cohen, announcing an increase in the remuneration for graduate student teachers effect Autumn Quarter 2008.
Interim Report from the Provost's Committee on Graduate Student Teaching
The interim report from The Provostís Committee on Graduate Student Teaching concerning the remuneration graduate students receive for their teaching activities.
Memo to Graduate Students updating Action Steps
A memo from Cathy J. Cohen, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, announcing the temporary one-year suspension of the tuition increase while also convening a committee to examine the AR system as it currently operates.
The Report of the Working Group for Graduate Student Life in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Divinity Schoo
This report from the Working Group for Graduate Student Life in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Divinity School contains recommendations for lasting institutional innovations that could benefit doctoral students at the University of Chicago who did not benefit from the Graduate Aid Initiative announced by President Zimmer in 2007.
Graduate Aid Memo
A communication from President Zimmer about the action steps taken to support graduate studens. Central, the Divisions, and the Departments together commited approximately $4.9 million over five years in order to implement the actions suggestions in this report.
Action Steps to Improve the Experience of Graduate Students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Divinity School
A report from the Working Group for Graduate Student Life in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Divinity School summarizing the actions taken by administration to implement the recommendations from the original Working Group report.