Guidelines for Appointments to Graduate Faculty

Guidelines for Appointments to Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty appointments require a recommendation from the Chair of a graduate degree-granting program to the School of Medicine Graduate Council.  The recommendation is voted on and forwarded to the School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research, who makes the appointment on behalf of the Dean of the School of Medicine.  Recommendations may be made using this Application Form [PDF]

There are two levels of appointment: Graduate Faculty level allow faculty to teach in graduate courses, mentor Audiology clinical research/service projects, direct Speech Pathology graduate projects, and serve on graduate student thesis and dissertation committees; Graduate Research Training Faculty level allow faculty to also serve as mentors for MS and PhD student research, and chair graduate student thesis and dissertation committees.  The criteria for membership are indicated below.  Membership on the graduate faculty is reviewed regularly in the year the faculty undergoes periodic career review, promotion and tenure review, or term contract renewal.

Criteria for Graduate Faculty
An earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Evidence of experience in research, teaching, scholarship or creative activity.

(Programs may consider other qualifications (e.g. work experience, research) when recommending faculty for graduate faculty membership.  Such exceptions must be documented and approved by the School of Medicine Graduate Council.)

Criteria for Graduate Research Training Faculty
In addition to the criteria above for Graduate Faculty appointments, Graduate Research Training Faculty appointments require:
Evidence of active research and scholarship.
A minimum 20% work assignment in research specified in the annual work plan.
Provisions for continuous availability for student mentoring.

In Reviewing Graduate Research Training Faculty for reappointment, the School of Medicine Graduate Council expects that they will show evidence of having mentored graduate students in the past five years, and that mentored students participate in research and scholarly activity specifically by contributing to publications and presenting their research at national meetings.   Use the GRADUATE FACULTY REVIEW FORM [PDF] for this process.

Graduate Research Training Faculty status may change periodically based on the faculty member's current circumstances and work plan.