A new or non-graduate faculty member may apply for graduate faculty status at any time. Membership in the graduate faculty may be achieved in the following manner:
Step 1 - Faculty applicants should assemble a packet of materials indicating why he/she should be granted graduate faculty status and whether he/she meets the following minimum requirements, which are as follows:
a. Holds an earned doctorate or an earned terminal degree from an accredited educational institution or possesses exceptional expertise;
b. Evidence of teaching and/or research capability;
c. Other evidence which would substantiate the request to be granted graduate status.
Step 2 - This packet, with a letter of interest, shall be forwarded to his/her college dean. If the dean approves of the request, then he/she shall forward it with a letter of recommendation to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs who oversees graduate studies.
Step 3 - The Associate VPAA shall review the packet and may ask for recommendation of the membership of the Graduate Council. Once this has been done, a recommendation will be made and the complete package will be forwarded to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will forward the packet to the President for final action.