Amending A Committee

Graduate: Amending A Supervisory Committee
What is a supervisory committee?
A supervisory committee guides and assists a student in working toward a graduate degree.

Who can serve on a supervisory committee?
All University of Utah faculty members are eligible to serve as supervisory committee members.
- The faculty member must hold the terminal degree in the relevant field, and/or have demonstrated research and scholarly work in the field.
- Committee chairs must be selected from tenure-line faculty.
- Persons from outside the University of Utah may serve as committee members with approval of the Dean of The Graduate School.
- Immediate family members are not eligible to serve on a student’s supervisory committee.

Student Information

Family Name
My degree will be granted in the following field:
IMPORTANT: Only students completing the coursework-only construction engineering MS should select "Construction Engineering" above. ALL students who are completing research in the field of construction engineering should select "Civil Engineering" above.
Also called Major Professor or Principal Investigator (PI).

Committee Requirements

Master’s Supervisory Committee.
Each supervisory committee consists of three faculty members. Unless otherwise approved by the Dean of The Graduate School, the committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the student’s department.
Ph.D. Supervisory Committee
Each supervisory committee consists of five faculty members and meet the below conditions.
(1) The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the student’s department.
(2) One member of the committee must be appointed from outside the student’s major department.
- The outside member is normally from another University of Utah department.
- The Dean of The Graduate School may approve a committee member from outside the university with appropriate justification and when supporting documentation is provided.

Current Committee

Also called Major Professor or Principal Investigator (PI).
Tenure-Line In Area (i.e. structural)
Tenure-Line In Area (i.e. structural)
Outside the Department (Last, First)
Another PhD (Last, First)

Changing the Committee

The following steps must occur:
1- Graduate Advisor to verify via email with committee chair that they support this change.
2- Approval for this change from Director of Graduate study. (Verbal with email confirmation or via email.)
3- Student or PI must ask any new members if they're willing to serve on the supervisory committee- and receive written confirmation.
(Via email, cc the Graduate Advisor for documentation.)
4- Student or PI must inform any individuals removed from the committee of the change and the rationale.
(Via email, cc the Graduate Advisor for documentation.)

Only when steps 1-4 have been completed, will the Graduate Advisor will update this in the Grad Tracking page managed by the Graduate School.

Maximum file size: 3MB

Sending