Graduate Faculty Status

As a doctoral degree-granting department, the Department normally requires that all faculty hired for tenure-track positions be eligible for appointment to the graduate faculty as associate or full members.  The Administrative policy regarding graduate faculty is included in the University Policy Register.  (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-15.1).

The College defines criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty. These criteria and procedures are revised and recommended to the Dean every five years by an Ad Hoc Graduate Faculty Status Committee and govern the Department’s criteria and procedures.

The Chair, in consultation with the M&IS Graduate Programs Committee (GPC), evaluates M&IS faculty members for graduate instruction and mentorship of graduate students, and recommends them to the Dean of the College for final approval or denial through the Graduate Faculty Review Committee.

An adjunct or other non-tenure-track faculty member may be granted temporary graduate faculty status for special purposes.