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Qualifications and Special Rights and Responsibilities

Section 15.4 of the Graduate School Handbook

15.4.1
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Appointment can be directly to either Category P or M. The two categories do not imply a sequence.

15.4.2
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Minimum Category P Qualifications. The faculty member

  1. holds appointment as a tenure-track, or research track faculty member
  2. holds an earned Ph.D., D.M.A., Ed.D., or equivalent
  3. is engaged in an active program of research, scholarship, or creative activity, or demonstrates significant promise of establishing such a program
15.4.3
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Rights and Responsibilities of Category P Graduate Faculty. The faculty member

  1. acts as the advisor for master’s and doctoral students
  2. participates in the governance of graduate education at all levels within the university
  3. serves on doctoral examination committees
  4. serves as a Graduate Faculty Representative on candidacy examinations and final oral examinations
15.4.4
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Minimum Category M Qualifications. The faculty member

  1. holds a tenure-track or clinical faculty appointment
  2. holds a master’s degree or higher, or equivalent
15.4.5
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Rights and Responsibilities of Category M Graduate Faculty. The faculty member

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