Faculty Status Recommendation

Graduate faculty are elected by the Graduate Council upon recommendation by the department or school chairs and the academic deans. Graduate faculty may be granted regular or associate status.

Regular graduate faculty may be granted one of three levels that differ in responsibilities. Graduate faculty granted regular 1, 2, and 3 status are reviewed every five years for renewal.

  • All regular graduate faculty members must be in a tenure-track position.
  • Regular level 1 graduate faculty may teach graduate courses in their specialization and serve as members of master’s and specialist’s committees only and may not chair any committees.
  • Regular level 2 graduate faculty may teach graduate courses in their specialization, serve and/or chair master’s specialist’s committees, and may serve on doctoral committees.
  • Regular level 3 graduate faculty may teach graduate courses in their specialization, serve and/or chair master’s, specialist’s, and/or doctoral committees.

Associate graduate faculty are appointed on an annual basis and may teach graduate courses in their specialization and/or serve on master’s, specialist’s and/or doctoral committees. Associate graduate faculty are reviewed every three years for renewal.

Visit Graduate Faculty Criteria web page for the specific appointment criteria.

Please download the Graduate Faculty Status Recommendation Form and submit complete packet to

The Graduate School
ATTN: Desira Bailey
Box 5024

or

deliver to McCain Library, Room 211