VII.8. Graduate Faculty

A department’s graduate faculty is composed of those faculty members who have met approved scholarship criteria to qualify to teach courses at the graduate level, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and engage in other responsibilities associated with advancing the university’s mission at the graduate level. The Policies and Procedures for Graduate Faculty Membership are detailed in the APPM, Section II, Item 1. Individuals who are not members of the graduate faculty may be approved to teach a course for graduate credit or serve on a graduate committee, pending approval by the Dean of the Graduate School. The person must have professional qualifications equivalent to those expected of a member of the graduate faculty or have special expertise in the area of study. If the department would like to assign a non-member of the graduate faculty to teach a graduate course, then the Request for Permission to Teach a Course for Graduate Credit Form must be completed and submitted to the Graduate School.