Current Graduate Student Issues
The UNH Graduate Student Senate is constantly addressing the needs and interests of UNH graduate students on all three UNH campuses (Durham, Manchester, Concord).
While the GSS maintains constantly vigilant on some issues concerning graduate students (i.e. mandatory fees, health insurance, and graduate housing), we are also regularly discussing other issues, initatives, events, and policy changes on campus that may affect graduate students.
Below are some of the current issues that the GSS has been discussing:
Proposed changes to the UNH Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors
UNH Policy regarding Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Stalking (Title IX)
Proposed changes to UNH Policy on Misconduct in Scholarly Activity
The Student Affairs subcommittee of the Faculty Senate is reviewing some proposed changes to the policy on Misconduct in Scholarly Activity. The document and the proposed changes can be found HERE. Please take a few moments to review it, and we encourage you to pass along any questions or suggestions you might have to GSS Vice President Joe Gilbert. This policy has been being under review for the last two years, in an attempt to bring it closer in line with federal standards, and the goal is to differentiate between "everyday misconduct" of the type that would occur in normal coursework and would then fall under the purview of the Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities (SRRR) handbook, and misconduct in scholarly activity meant for publishing (ie. graduate theses, dissertations, and faculty publications), which entails a more rigorous review process and would be covered by this amended policy rather than the SRRR.