Graduate Faculty Criteria

Graduate Faculty Associate Graduate Faculty
Faculty rank Full-time faculty at or above Assistant Professor rank Full- or part-time; need not hold professorial rank
Terminal degree Terminal degree in a relevant discipline.  Alternatively, a Graduate Faculty nominee may document exceptional expertise generally recognized in the field. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.  Exceptions may be made for (a) ABD doctoral candidates in direct-to-doctorate programs, and (b) individuals who demonstrate extraordinary expertise in the subject(s) they are teaching.
Teaching/research/creative activity/professional practice Exhibit excellence in teaching and continued research/creative activity in his/her specialization Consideration is given to the following qualifications:

-Past teaching evaluations (graduate or undergraduate)
-Peer-reviewed research (published or presented)
-Creative activity (commissions, exhibits, performances)
-Professional practice (years of experience, growth in responsibility)
-Leadership and active participation in professional organizations
Length of Term Up to 5 years, with opportunity for reappointment (renewable) Initial appointment for 1 year; reappointment for 1 to 3 years (renewable)
Responsibilities Eligible to fulfill all functions of a Graduate Faculty member, including directing master’s theses and serving on the GPC Eligible to fulfill all functions of a Graduate Faculty member, including directing master’s theses and serving on the GPC

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