3.1.8 Graduate Faculty Appointments

A. Purpose

It is the purpose of this policy to provide guidelines on appointment to the Graduate Faculty.

B. Persons Affected

Graduate Faculty

C. Definitions

Graduate Faculty.  Full-time faculty who have earned a terminal degree and who hold at least a 50% appointment in an academic program or department.

D. Policy

Those faculty who teach graduate-level courses, advise graduate students, serve on thesis or dissertation committees, or otherwise participate in graduate education at UT Tyler must be members of the Graduate Faculty.

E. Responsibilities

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. Implementation of the policy is the responsibility of the Dean of the Graduate School.

F. Procedures

The purpose of graduate faculty credentialing is to ensure that graduate programs are supported by faculty who have the expertise to teach graduate courses and to mentor students as researchers. Guidelines for the credentialing of Graduate Faculty are provided at http://www.uttyler.edu/graduate/gradfaculty/credential.php

G. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Faculty Senate.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 

LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009

AMENDED: 02/2019