Procedures for Appointing Graduate Faculty Members

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

  • Instructional Staff and Unclassified Staff


Forms for applying for graduate faculty standing are available as interactive Word documents in the Graduate Program Directors’ group site in the university’s learning management system and on the Graduate School website.

The department chair or graduate program director nominates faculty members for Graduate Faculty Standing and provides evidence of credentials appropriate for the discipline and a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita. Once approved by the appropriate divisional dean(s), the Dean of the Graduate School reviews the nomination and, based on the above guidelines, assigns the level, term, and limitations of Graduate Faculty Standing.

Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.

Additional Resources and Procedures


Graduate School website


Not Applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officer


Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Revision History


Reference ID

Graduate Handbook 5.4

Governance Authority

Not Applicable.