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Graduate Faculty Status

As a doctoral degree granting School, the School 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)

A Full member is typically expected to hold a terminal degree, usually a doctorate in field, have a record of substantial, sustained, and scholarly work, and provide quality graduate instructions, thesis/dissertation direction, and advisement.

F3 – Effective teaching and advising of graduate students, serves on master’s and/or doctoral committees, directs master’s thesis, and with School approval co-directs doctoral dissertations.

F4 – Effective teaching and advising of graduate students, serves on masters and/or doctoral committees, successfully directed 1 master’s thesis, and/or co-directed 1 doctoral dissertation to completion.

F4D – Effective teaching and advising of graduate students, serves on master’s and/or doctoral committees, directs doctoral dissertations, serves as a graduate faculty representative.

An Associate Member is typically expected to hold and earned doctoral degree, provides evidence of an emerging pattern of current scholarly work, and provides quality graduate instruction, thesis direction, and advisement.

A1 – Effective teaching and advising of graduate students and serves on master’s committees.

A2 – Effective teaching and advising of graduate students, serves on master’s committees, and directs master’s theses.