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Policy 203

1 Introduction

1.1 Named for a pioneer in the discipline of Appalachian Studies and Dean of the Graduate School from 1958 to 1975, The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School was established in 1948 with an enrollment of 273 students, providing a structure for the graduate courses that had been offered at Appalachian since 1942 under the auspices of the University of North Carolina. In the years since, the Graduate School has grown to over 2500 master's, specialist, and doctoral students. In the 1980's, research and grants support and encouragement were added to the Dean of the Graduate School's portfolio of responsibilities.

  1. The Graduate School - administers over 50 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs.
  2. The Office of Research - oversees activities related to research protections and grant preparation and submission.

2 Scope

2.1 The Graduate Bulletin is intended for information purposes only and does not constitute a contract between the University and the student. While this Bulletin and Course Catalog presents policies and programs as accurately as possible at the time of publication, the University reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.

2.2 Persons with questions about policies contained in this Bulletin may seek clarification from the Graduate School (828.262.2130).

3 Definitions

4 Policy and Procedure Statements

Graduate Bulletin

5 Additional References

6 Authority

7 Contact Information

8 Original Effective Date

9 Revision Dates

2011