Criteria for Membership in the Graduate Faculty | Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Criteria for Membership in the Graduate Faculty

General criteria for membership is set forth in the University Policy Register (6-15.1).

1. In JMC, a Full Member (Level F1) of the Graduate Faculty:

a. Must possess a doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree and demonstrate the potential for substantial scholarly research or creative activity, or

b. Must possess a master’s degree and significant professional experience and a record of substantial and sustained professional publication or creative activity, or

c. Must possess a bachelor’s degree, along with significant and prominent professional experience in his or her field and an outstanding record of professional publication or creative activity.

2. A Full Member (Level F2) of the Graduate Faculty:

a. Must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree appropriate to the faculty member’s teaching and research discipline, and must demonstrate a substantial and sustained record of appropriate scholarly research or creative activity, or

b. Must hold a master’s degree for which a thesis was written, along with significant professional experience in his or her field, and must demonstrate a substantial and sustained record of appropriate scholarly research or creative activity.

3. A Full Member (Level F3) of the Graduate Faculty:

a. Must meet all criteria for Level F2, and

b. Must demonstrate a significant record of graduate teaching, advising, and research direction, including experience in directing or co-directing graduate-student research, and

c. Must have demonstrated significant scholarly or creative activity in the past five years, and

d. Must demonstrate a significant record of professional involvement.

4. A Full Member (Level F4) of the Graduate Faculty:

a. Must meet all criteria for Level F3, and

b. Must demonstrate a significant record of research direction, including experience in directing or co-directing graduate student research, and

c. Must demonstrate a current and continuing record of scholarly or creative activity, and

d. Must demonstrate a continuous record of significant professional involvement.

5. An Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty:

a. Must possess a doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree and demonstrate the potential for substantial scholarly research or creative activity, or

b. Must possess a master’s degree and significant professional experience, and demonstrate the potential for substantial scholarly or professional research or creative activity, or

c. Must possess a bachelor’s degree plus significant and prominent professional experience and must demonstrate the potential for outstanding professional publication or creative activity.

6. Temporary Graduate Faculty Member: This status shall be assigned to a faculty member whose participation in the graduate program is desired by the graduate department for a limited period or for a limited objective. Normally, this status should be assigned to lead to the appropriate instruction of a graduate course for a semester or appropriate service on a graduate examination committee, a thesis committee, or a dissertation committee. Upon the completion of the temporary assignment, the status of Temporary Graduate Faculty Member is withdrawn.