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Qualifications, Rights and Responsibilities

Section 12.4 of the Graduate School Handbook

Minimum Category P Qualifications.

The faculty member:

  • holds a tenure-track or research faculty appointment.
  • holds an earned PhD, DMA, or petitions the Graduate School for an equivalent degree.
  • is engaged and primarily directs an active program of research, scholarship, or creative activity, or demonstrates significant promise of establishing such a program.
  • has engaged and demonstrated experience in mentoring graduate students.

Rights and Responsibilities of Category P Graduate Faculty.

  • acts as the primary advisor for master’s and doctoral students.
  • participates in the governance of graduate education at all levels within the university.
  • serves on doctoral examination committees.
  • serves as a GFR on second candidacy examinations and final oral examinations.

Minimum Category M Qualifications.

The faculty member:

  • holds a tenure-track or clinical faculty appointment.
  • holds a master’s degree or higher, or equivalent.

Rights and Responsibilities of Category M Graduate Faculty.

  • acts as the primary advisor for master’s students.
  • participates in the governance of graduate education at all levels within the university.
  • serves on doctoral examination committees at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee.