Temporary Associate Graduate Faculty Membership

The rank of Temporary Associate Member is granted by the Department for a qualified scholar whose participation in the graduate program is desired by the graduate faculty committee for a limited period and for a limited objective. Normally, this status should be assigned for someone to instruct a graduate course for one semester or academic year or for service on a master’s thesis committee, and may include in exceptional cases service as a thesis advisor. Temporary status is granted only on an Academic Year basis. Therefore the rank of “Temporary Graduate Faculty Member” terminates at the end of each Academic Year, but can be reinstated by action of the Graduate Faculty Committee and the Department Chair.