WITHDRAWN Ohio University Policy and Procedure

Graduate Faculty

WITHDRAWN as of November 15, 2002




Procedure No.:   18.004

Page No.:        1 and 2 of 2

Date Issued:     04/21/86

Issued By:       D. Stewart



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Policy:

In order to ensure and maintain the quality of graduate instruction and to provide an equitable system for the participation of faculty in graduate programs, a Graduate Faculty will be established. Appointment to the Graduate Faculty is for a period of five years, according to the criteria and procedures outlined below.

It is not intended that membership to the Graduate Faculty be considered as a factor in the determination of tenure, promotion, salary increases and teaching load.


1.Criteria for Appointment

a. Individual departments shall develop criteria for the participation of faculty in Master's programs and Doctoral programs. The Graduate Council will approve these criteria after formal review.

b.General Criteria are: Doctoral degree and/or appropriate research or professional experience;
A record of scholarly and professional accomplishment;
Effective teaching at the advanced undergraduate and graduate
levels and/or comparable professional experience.

2.Procedures for Appointment

a. Each academic department offering graduate work will name those of its faculty who meet the approved departmental criteria and the General Criteria to the Associate Provost for Graduate and Research Programs and the Graduate Council.

b. The names submitted by the Graduate Committee to the Associate Provost for Graduate and Research Programs and the Graduate Council must be accompanied by details concerning the faculty member's qualifications in terms of the established criteria and the assigned functions of the faculty member.

c. For faculty who have not yet met the criteria specified, a three-year non-renewable provisional appointment is possible.

d. A faculty member who wishes to be appointed to the Graduate Faculty, but who was not recommended by the departmental Graduate Committee, can request a hearing by the Associate Provost for Graduate and Research Programs and the Graduate Council.

e. In the case of a dispute between the Graduate Council and the department as to the department criteria or to the qualifications


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of the particular faculty member for appointment to the Graduate Faculty, the Associate Provost for Graduate and Research Programs and the Graduate Committee Chairperson shall consult with the dean of the appropriate college and the Provost for adjudication of the case.

3.Termination and Reappointment

a. At the conclusion of the five-year term, the appointment is reviewed by the departmental or program Graduate Committee and the Graduate Council for the purpose of reappointment to or termination from the Graduate Faculty.

b. The termination of an appointment to the faculty of Ohio University automatically terminates the appointment to the Graduate Faculty of said institution. The appointment to the Graduate Faculty for a three or five-year term shall not be construed to indicate an obligation on the part of the University to retain the appointee as a member of the faculty of Ohio University.

4. Duties and Privileges

a. Included in the duties of a faculty member are the following graduate functions performed by and restricted to members of the Graduate Faculty: Instruction in graduate level courses, service as director of master's theses, service as director of doctoral dissertations, service as chairperson of master's committees, service as chairperson of doctoral committees, service as faculty representative on department graduate committees.

b. Any faculty member, including those not members of the Graduate Faculty, may be selected to serve on a master's or doctoral committee (except as chairperson of the committee) if the qualifications of that faculty member are appropriate to such service. Approval of such membership rests with the committee chairperson and the department graduate committee chairperson.



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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/18-004.html) on May 2, 2013.

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