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Committee Service and Advising by Non-Members of the Graduate Faculty
Section 15.5 of the Graduate School Handbook
Committee Service. Persons who are not Graduate Faculty members at The Ohio State University may serve on master’s and doctoral (candidacy and final oral) examination committees upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee of the student’s program. Approval by the Graduate School is granted upon special petition by the Graduate Studies Committee, outlining the special qualifications and expected contributions of the proposed committee member.
Advising. Under extraordinary circumstances, individuals who are not Graduate Faculty members at The Ohio State University may serve as advisors for master’s and doctoral students. They must be employed by the university or one of its affiliated units, must have credentials that qualify them for such service, and must be recommended by the Graduate Studies Committee of the student’s program and endorsed by a vote of its full Graduate Faculty. The final decision on eligibility will be made by the Graduate School. Approval to serve as master’s or doctoral advisor does not bring with it the right to participate in the governance of graduate education.