To promote the ideals of graduate study, the graduate faculty must demonstrate a continuing professional interest and competence.
Graduate faculty are involved in graduate curriculum development, departmental decision-making, teaching, and advisement of graduate students.
Faculty are appointed to the graduate faculty by the Graduate Committee on the recommendation of the department. Individual departments determine the relevant specifications for membership based on these guidelines.
- Relevant or appropriate academic credentials such as the earned doctorate or acceptable terminal degree. Each department shall specify the credentials requisite to its discipline.
- Scholarly productivity as demonstrated by publications, research, or recognized creative work. Each department shall specify the quality and quantity of scholarly productivity it deems appropriate to its discipline.
- Evaluated teaching performance when available. Each department shall specify the evaluative criteria it uses for graduate teaching (e.g., student evaluations, course syllabi, peer evaluation, etc.)
- Areas of demonstrated expertise and interest with respect to the needs of the graduate program. Each department shall specify the evidence it requires to identify such expertise and interest (e.g., doctoral level course work, publications, post-doctoral research, etc.)