Director and Associate Director Roles

Director and Associate Director

The Director of the Neuroscience Program performs a number of important programmatic functions, including: 1) acting as the sole voting Program representative and voice on the Graduate Programs Committee (GPC), which sets the policies of the Graduate School; 2) chairing all annual General Examination Committees, maintain protocol and providing consistency between examination; 3) oversees Program activities during recruitment weekends. The functions of the Associate Director include chairing the Student Progress Committee and substituting for the Director at monthly meetings of the GPC. While the Associate Director is invited to attend monthly GPC meetings, they carry no vote or voice at the meetings when the Director is present. However, the Associate Director acts in the full capacity of the Director in the Director’s absence.