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Criteria for Graduate Faculty Membership - Department of Psychological Sciences

  1. General Statement

    As a mature, Ph.D. granting department, the Department expects all tenure track Faculty (probationary and tenured) to be fully engaged in the graduate program.  Such activities include teaching graduate courses, serving on thesis and dissertation committees, directing theses and dissertations, supervising and collaborating with graduate students on research, conducting research of their own and, as appropriate, with faculty colleagues, and, in the case of Clinical Psychological Science Faculty, supervising the Clinical Psychological Science work of graduate students in the Clinical Psychological Science program.  In this context, the typical Faculty member in the Department is expected to function as a Full Member of the Graduate Faculty.  Those Faculty who fall significantly short of meeting the criteria noted below may be recommended as an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty or removed from the graduate faculty entirely. 

  2. Graduate Faculty Status

    A.   Full Member

                  F3:   May serve on doctoral committees and (with departmental approval) co-direct dissertations. 

                          Criteria A, B, and C must be satisfied.

                  F4:   May direct doctoral dissertations.   

                          Criteria A, B, C, and D must be satisfied.

    B.   Associate Member

                  A1:  May teach graduate courses and serve on MA committees.

                          Criteria A must be satisfied.

                  A2:  May direct MA theses.

                          Criteria A and B must be satisfied.

  3. Criteria

    A.     The Faculty member must hold a doctorate in psychology.  In the case of a new Assistant Professor who is hired prior to completing his/her doctorate, all requirements must be completed by January 15 of the first year at Kent.

    B.     The Faculty member must demonstrate research productivity in the last five years.  Such productivity could include the following:

    1.   refereed published works (articles, books, chapters, etc.);

    2.   extramural grant applications;

    3.   papers presented at professional meetings; and

    4.   invited colloquia.

    C.     Continuing Faculty must demonstrate (new Faculty are expected to demonstrate) active involvement in graduate training through the following:

             1.   teaching in the graduate program on a regular basis;

             2.   serving regularly on thesis and dissertation committees; and

             3.   directing theses and dissertations.

    D.     The Faculty member must have directed and/or co-directed at least one dissertation.