Associate Membership | Department of Biological Sciences Handbook | Kent State University

Associate Membership

  1. Membership Criteria and Privileges

    Associate membership on the Graduate Faculty will be granted to those permanent faculty members who possess a terminal degree in the discipline.  In most cases this would be the Ph.D.  In some instances other qualifications may serve in lieu of the terminal degree.  Exceptions must be recommended by a majority vote of the Graduate Faculty and approved by the Chairperson of the Department and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Associate Graduate Faculty membership also requires scholarly research of sufficient quality to merit publication in refereed journals.  Ancillary criteria may also be considered in support of application for Associate Graduate Faculty Membership, such as:

  • Activity in developing innovative teaching programs
  • Member of a review board for research grants
  • Member of the editorial board of a scholarly journal
  • Officer of a scientific society
  • Presentation of research papers at regional, national, and international meetings.

    Associate Graduate Faculty Membership is granted with the approval of those eligible to direct dissertations (Graduate Faculty Committee), the Chairperson of the Department and the Dean.

  1. Membership Duties and Privileges
     
    1. Eligibility to teach graduate level courses in the Department and serve on masters committees requires a history of research of sufficient quality to merit publication in refereed journals (A-1).
    2. Eligibility to direct master's theses requires evidence of publication of at least two articles in peer-reviewed journals during the review period*.  Efforts to obtain appropriate extramural funding of research activities during the review period are expected (A-2).