Graduate Faculty Criteria

Full Graduate Faculty Membership

(five year renewable appointment)

Status: Full-time or part-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty OR special purpose faculty OR administrative/professional faculty.

Qualifications: Doctorate or other terminal degree recognized at time of hire, (e.g. MFA) and evidence of continuing scholarly/creative activity.

Approval: Cover sheet and current vita; recommendation by department chair or school director and college dean; approval by graduate dean and provost.

Duties: May teach graduate classes, supervise directed studies and recitals, chair and serve on comprehensive examination, thesis and dissertation/doctoral committees, and supervise graduate students in clinical practica and internships at the discretion of the department chair and/or school director.

Associate Graduate Faculty Membership

(three year renewable appointment)

Status: Full-time or part-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty OR special purpose faculty OR adjunct faculty OR administrative/professional faculty.

Qualifications: No doctorate or other recognized terminal degree, or a doctorate or other recognized terminal degree not in teaching field, but has demonstrated continuing scholarly/creative activity or professional experience.

Approval: Cover sheet and current vita; recommendation by department chair or school director, with justification and specified course limitations; recommendation by college dean; approval by Graduate Affairs Council; approval by graduate dean and provost.

Duties: May teach graduate classes, supervise directed studies and recitals, serve on comprehensive examination, thesis and dissertation/doctoral committees, and supervise graduate students in clinical practica and internships, subject to limitations, at the discretion of the department chair and/or school director.  Faculty in this category will be limited to specified courses renewable after three years.

 

Approved by Graduate Affairs Council:  November 9, 2009

Submitted to Faculty Senate for Comment:  December 8, 2009

Endorsed by Faculty Senate: April 1, 2010

Approved by Provost’s Office: August 12, 2010