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Graduate Faculty Membership
Graduate faculty membership is determined by the Graduate Council and Director of the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies in accordance with University policy for graduate faculty membership. Tenure track faculty seeking Associate or Full Member graduate faculty status must meet SACSCOC qualifications for teaching graduate-level coursework and demonstrate positive performance in research/creative scholarship, professional activities and University Service. Tenure track faculty members must submit the Graduate Faculty Membership Application to the Graduate Council for consideration.
Non-tenure track faculty members at the rank of instructor or a visiting faculty member of any rank (e.g. visiting lecturers, clinical faculty, etc.) with appropriate credentials are eligible for appointment as a Temporary Member of the graduate faculty. In most instances, the Temporary Member must hold a terminal degree or otherwise agreed upon and SACSCOC approved qualifications appropriate to perform graduate faculty responsibilities. Temporary members are appointed by the Dean of the respective college as needed and approved by the Director of the graduate school by the start of each semester. Temporary memberships are for one academic year.