University Graduate Faculty Role

In accordance with the university’s Board of Trustees’ rule (50-77-11) (B) (2), only university graduate faculty are permitted to chair thesis or dissertation committees. The Graduate College appropriately identifies members of the university graduate faculty.

Faculty members are nominated for graduate-faculty status by the program most closely aligned with the academic unit holding their primary academic appointment, and with the approval of their college dean or associate dean in charge of graduate education (from whom the nomination should arrive to the Graduate College). Faculty members holding any type of faculty appointment may be eligible for college-initiated nomination to the graduate faculty, the decision to be made based on an evaluation of the individual curriculum vitae and research and creative profile of the nominee. Criteria for nomination are formulated by individual programs and used by the Graduate College in adjudication.