The Graduate Council serves as an advisory body to the Provost/VPAA. The Council reviews proposed policies and curricula for all graduate programs and submits recommendations for changes to the Provost/VPAA. The Council is comprised of voting and non-voting members. The voting members include Department Chairpersons (of graduate programs), one graduate student representative, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The non voting members include the President, Provost/VPAA, Academic Deans, and the Graduate Coordinators.
The mission of the Graduate Council is to insure that the graduate programs offered by Morgan State University are of the highest quality; are consistent with academic standards of comparable graduate programs throughout the nation, but in particular, comparable graduate programs within the State of Maryland.
The duties of the Graduate Council are to:
- develop and implement policies and procedures for the improvement of the operation of the School of Graduate Studies;
- recommend amendments to existing policies and procedures related to the School of Graduate Studies;
- develop and to regularly review criteria for membership in the graduate faculty;
- review proposals for new graduate programs and for the addition, suspension and deletion of courses; and,
- periodically review and assess existing graduate programs.
The bylaw’s for the Graduate Council are found on the School of Graduate Studies website at www.morgan.edu/academic/Grad-Studies/.
Morris A. Soper Library & Information Technology Center
The University library is named for the late Judge Morris A. Soper, who served Morgan College and Morgan State College for thirty-four years as a member and as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Included among Soper’s holdings are books, periodicals, government documents (designated as a U.S. Depository Library in 1940), and electronic media. Nonprint materials such as recordings, slides, videocassettes, and art reproductions are also available. The microform collection has journals, newspapers, books, and a variety of other documents. To use the varied formats of materials, there are audiovisual equipment, microform readers/printers, microcomputers, CD-ROM workstations, printers, and photocopiers.
The Beulah M. Davis Special Collections Room houses books, documents and manuscripts that constitute one of the larger university collections of African-American materials in the country, thus providing unique opportunities for study and advanced research. There is a microcomputer laboratory that provides access to the campus computer network, many software packages, and the Internet. An array of other materials and services is also provided for library users.
Other libraries in the vicinity supplement Soper’s facilities. A direct borrowing agreement makes the library resources of the University System of Maryland (USM) available for use by registered students, faculty, and staff at any of the USM institutions. Morgan participates in the Baltimore Academic Libraries Consortium (BALC) which makes students eligible for reciprocal borrowing privileges at certain BALC libraries. For information about the use of these resources and other services~ ask at the Reference Desk. Current library hours are posted at the entrance to the building, on the library’s Web pages and printed copies are available upon request.
The Mckeldin Center is the hub of formal and informal extracurricular activities on campus for graduate students. The building will house lounges, meeting rooms, conference rooms, and facilities for the Morgan State Graduate Students Association.
Residence hall accommodations are available to graduate students, at Morganview Apartments or other residences on campus. Although the University assumes no responsibility for off-campus housing, students will be assisted in finding satisfactory accommodations. Inquiries should be addressed to the Director of Housing, Residence Life (443) 885-3217.
The Bookstore, located in the new Student Center, sells textbooks, stationery and supplies, magazines and sundries. Normal operating hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM., Monday through Friday. During the first two weeks of each semester the Bookstore hours are extended to 7:00 PM. Major credit cards may be used for book purchases; personal checks are not accepted.
Health Service Center
Students requiring medical attention may contact Woolford Infirmary on the South Campus. Service is provided Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The infirmary is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. If medical care is needed after hours or on the weekend, students may call the infirmary on call service at (443) 885-3236 and follow directions as given.
All students and staff who park vehicles on the campus must abide by the regulations for parking and traffic control. Vehicles parked in violation of University parking regulations and posted parking restrictions are subject to ticketing and towing. Students may purchase a parking decal at registration. Parking information may be obtained from the Police Department at (443) 885-3100.
Classes, (but not final examinations) are cancelled whenever snow or weather conditions force the closing of the University. Students should listen for announcements on television and radio stations; they should not call the University. (See Appendix G: Inclement Weather Policy )
Office of International Student Affairs
The Office of International Student Affairs assists foreign students with their adjustment to the University community. It also organizes a speaker’s bureau program. The Foreign Student Advisor assists students with matters relating to cultural and social adjustment, transfer of schools, etc. It also organizes a speaker’s bureau program.
The Foreign Student Advisor also coordinates cultural awareness activities, workshops, and group counseling sessions to help students deal with their group or individual problems. A Host Family program is available in conjunction with local church and community groups.
The Office of International Students Affairs is located in the Carter-Grant-Wilson building, Room 2020. The office hours are 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM weekdays and the telephone number is (443) 885-3078/3038
The Center for Career Development (CCD) provides assistance to graduate students and degree holding alumni. The staff at this center will assist students in developing strategies for effective job searches. The CCD is the focal point of career planning activities for Morgan State University students and recent alumni. The career-related needs of graduate students are usually quite different from their undergraduate counterparts. It is the basic philosophy of the CCD that when students engage in effective and efficient career planning throughout their college years, “placement” (entry into employment or even further study) takes care of itself.
In following this tenet, graduate students are encouraged to register with the CCD early in their matriculation at the University and maintain regular contact with the staff. By registering with the CCD, graduate students provide valuable information that assists the staff in the development of programs and activities that meet their needs including, Career Counseling & Advising, Career Information, Professional Development & Job Search, On-Campus Recruitment, and Career Days & Job Fairs.
Police & Public Safety
The Campus Police Department is located in the Washington Service Center, Room 319. The Director of Public Safety can be reached at (443) 885-3169. However, reporting of crimes and/or requests for police assistance should be directed to (443) 885-3103/3179. (See Appendix D: Campus Security Statement )
Services for Students with Disabilities
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides and coordinates services to students with disabilities. The SSD program is designed to help ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to University programs and to help provide an environment in which they can be successful while enrolled at Morgan.
Morgan State University is committed to providing barrier-free education to individuals with disabilities and actively works to have its facilities and programs in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action of 1973. Prospective or currently enrolled students who have learning, mental or physical disabilities should contact the SSD Coordinator before registering for classes. Accommodations, which may include special registration, reader services, specialized equipment, note takers, sign language interpreters, or other arrangements to aid in removing or circumventing architectural, social, or procedural barriers, may be available to assist students with disabilities.