Graduate Faculty Status

Faculty involved in the graduate program are expected to present evidence of their endeavors as witnessed by publication, proposals submitted for extramural funding, and dissemination of research in various venues as appropriate to the discipline.  Faculty are also expected to attend departmental colloquia and divisional seminars.  Newly hired faculty on the Kent Campus shall be eligible for F4 status, and newly hired faculty on the regional campuses shall be eligible for F1 status; see below.  Regional Campus faculty may apply at any time for increased graduate faculty status by submitting to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies (a) a current vita which details how the criteria have been met for increased graduate faculty status and (b) a memo requesting a review of graduate faculty status.  The Administrative policy regarding graduate faculty is included in the University Policy Register.  (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-15.1)

It is understood that Full (F) graduate faculty status is only available to Faculty having their primary appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University; Associate (A) status is for graduate faculty having their primary appointments elsewhere.

A1/F1 status Faculty may teach graduate coursework and serve on master’s committees.

A3/F3 status Faculty have the privileges of A1/F1 status and may direct master theses, may serve on doctoral committees, and may serve, with approval of the Chair, as a co-advisor for a doctoral dissertation.

F4 status Faculty have the privileges of A3/F3 status and may direct doctoral dissertations.

Membership Criteria:  All new tenure track appointees will receive F4 status on entry with the presumption that they will be immediately engaged in scholarly research, and that they have met the criteria for this status as a basis for their appointment.

A1/F1 status requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related science and must have published two papers (or two book chapters, or one monograph, or one book, or one paper and one substantive grant proposal to an extra mural agency) in refereed journals within the preceding five years.

A3/F3 status requires A1/F1 criteria plus one grant proposal submitted (or funding from such) to a national agency within the past five years.

F4 status requires A3/F3 criteria plus four (4) additional grant proposals submitted to an extramural agency (or additional funding of $150,000 from external sources after adjustment for percent collaboration as shown in the KSU transmittal form) within the past five years, plus 3 additional refereed papers or book chapters (or one monograph or one book, or demonstration of exceptional publication quality within a substantial body of scholarship).

Specific circumstances might prevent a faculty member to reach these metrics and the decision may be appealed to the graduate committee. The graduate committee will review the appeal and will take these circumstances into consideration when making its final recommendation.