College of Arts and Sciences Criteria for Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences teach graduate courses (courses at the 5000 level and above), supervise and serve on thesis and/or examining committees for graduate students, and vote on all matters presented to the Graduate Faculty.  


A graduate faculty member must:

  1. Hold the terminal degree in the appropriate discipline;
  2. Hold the rank of assistant or associate professor, or professor;
  3. Be tenured or tenure-earning;
  4. Be involved in graduate teaching or other supervision of graduate students (such as chairing a thesis committee);
  5. Have demonstrated clear evidence of scholarly activity as defined by the department faculty and approved by the college dean; and
  6. Be recommended by the chair of the department and the dean of the college, and approved by the Graduate Council.