GCAC-101 Graduate Faculty Membership
On recommendation of the head of the graduate program and with approval from the dean of the Graduate School, appropriately qualified individuals may be given special approval to teach specific graduate-level courses.
INITIAL APPROVAL TO TEACH (1 year)
For initial teaching of a graduate course, Approval to Teach may be granted for up to one calendar year (3 consecutive semesters) by the graduate program head.
CONTINUING APPROVAL TO TEACH (up to 4 years)
After the initial year of teaching, graduate programs may request up to four years of continuing Approval to Teach by submitting the Recommendation for Continuing Approval to Teach 500- or 800-Level Courses Form accompanied by the individual’s curriculum vitae and any other supporting documents required by the submitting unit’s Graduate Faculty Nomination Evaluation Committee (GFNEC). Requests for approval to teach SUBJ 596/896 Individual Studies, or SUBJ 597/598/897/898 Special Topics must include a course outline or syllabus.
This form is used to grant up to four years of approval for:
- individuals who are not members of the Graduate Faculty to teach 500- and/or 800-level courses; and
- non-tenure-line Category P Graduate Faculty members to teach 500-level courses.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS (up to 4 years with each evaluation; continually renewable)
Individuals with continuing Approval to Teach are subject to performance evaluations by the Dean of the Graduate School every four years. Performance evaluations are completed via submission of the Recommendation for Continuing Approval to Teach 500- or 800-Level Courses Form including SRTEs of all graduate courses taught and at least one peer evaluation from the most recent approval period.
Recommendation for Approval to Teach 500- or 800-Level Courses (PDF)
Graduate Faculty Membership FAQs
Approved by The Graduate School, June 27, 2022
Approved by The Graduate School, Aug. 30, 2018