the graduate committee consists of three faculty members. the coordinator of the graduate program is appointed by the department chair and serves as chair of the committee. two other members of the committee are elected by the department faculty. the graduate committee generally oversees the graduate program; specifically, it proposes, reviews, and recommends changes in the graduate program, including curriculum, academic standards, admissions, and degree requirements; chooses candidates for graduate assistantships and recommends them to the department chair; and, in conjunction with the department chair, determines graduate course offerings each year. it also makes a yearly review of admissions standards and procedures.