Tenured graduate Faculty who are actively involved in research/thesis/dissertation supervision and who serve on thesis and dissertation committees qualify for one or two course equivalencies depending on their level of activity. (NOTE: Untenured Faculty automatically qualify for a 6 CH equivalency for the student supervision category to give them time to begin supervising students. Tenured, associate professors qualify for a 4 pt. credit for 3 years after attaining the rank of Associate Professor (to be added to points earned for the activities listed below). The purpose of this credit is to allow time for their student supervision to reach a continuing, stable level of activity.
Course equivalencies are determined by the average points earned over the prior 3-year period according to the following scale:
An average of 4-7 pts. earns a 1-course (3 CH) equivalency.
An average minimum of 8 pts. earns a two-course (6 CH) equivalency.
Points are awarded in the student supervision category for the following activities:
- Dissertation Oral Defense Advisor or Co-advisor (3 pts./student)
- Dissertation Oral Defense Committee Member, including Graduate Faculty Representative (2 pts./student)
- Dissertation Prospectus Oral Advisor or Co-advisor (3 pts./student)
- Dissertation Prospectus Oral Defense Committee Member (2 pts./student)
- Candidacy Exam Committee Member (2 pts./student)
- Thesis Oral Defense Advisor (4 pts./student)
- Thesis Oral Defense Committee Member (2 pts./student)
- Supervision of Graduate Research (1 pt./ student for a maximum of 2 pts./year)
- Senior Honors Thesis Oral Defense Advisor (3 pts./student)
- Senior Honors Thesis Oral Defense Committee Members (1 pt./student)
- Supervision of Undergraduate Research in PSYC 3/41498, or honor’s theses (1 pt./year)
Points are tallied from annual productivity reports submitted by each Faculty member and checked against Departmental records.