Coordinators

Graduate Faculty Criteria & Graduate Research Faculty Appointment


Graduate Faculty

Univeristy Criteria

All full-time faculty members holding academic rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor, who meet the criteria established by the UNCW Graduate Council (hereafter called Graduate Council) shall be eligible for membership in the Graduate Faculty. Appropriate exceptions may be approved from time to time, including persons holding the status of adjunct professor.

Persons employed for the first time at UNCW as tenure track faculty, adjunct, or visiting faculty may be granted membership on the Graduate Faculty at the discretion of the graduate dean for an initial appointment not to exceed three years.

Faculty with full-time administrative appointments that include the administration of graduate programs shall be members of the Graduate Faculty in recognition of those duties and responsibilities. Whenever such administrative appointments are concluded, such persons shall be granted a five-year extension of membership, after which each shall be evaluated using the prevailing criteria in the normal five-year cycle, as described in Section 2.

Section 2: Admission and Criteria

An eligible person desiring membership on the Graduate Faculty may be appointed (or reappointed) to a five-year membership by the dean of the Graduate School upon nomination by the appropriate department chair and college or school dean, and with the advice and consent of the Graduate Council.

At the minimum, the following general criteria shall be required for membership on the Graduate Faculty.

  1. An earned terminal degree in an appropriate discipline along with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.
  2. A continuing record of productive scholarship. Scholarship shall be defined as the creation of factual, theoretical, or interpretive knowledge, including performances, showings, and other forms of artistic accomplishment, which
    • a. is subject to regional, national, or international peer evaluation,
    • b. is disseminated regionally, nationally, or internationally in professional media, and
    • c. establishes a permanent record in a format appropriate to the discipline.

A record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship for those applicants/members holding the rank of assistant professor.

Academic units, either colleges, schools, or the respective departments, may at their option propose additional criteria. Such criteria shall not negate the general criteria, but may further define the expectations for membership on the Graduate Faculty for persons within the academic unit. An academic unit, if it chooses, thus may propose that their members demonstrate a record of scholarly accomplishment that meets specific qualitative and quantitative criteria. Such criteria shall be adopted by procedures established within each unit (e.g., majority vote) in concert with the appropriate academic officers and submitted to the Graduate School for approval by the Graduate Council. Academic units may propose revisions in their criteria at any time, but the previously established criteria shall remain in effect until the revisions have been approved by the Graduate Council.

Exceptions to the application of these criteria may be approved on a case-by-case basis upon petition to the dean of the Graduate School and the Graduate Council. Nothing in these and future criteria shall be adopted as a means of discriminating against any person because of race, sex, physical handicap, religion, age, or ethnic background.

Graduate research faculty may serve on graduate student supervisory committees in accordance with the graduate faculty guidelines of the academic unit offering the degree. Ordinarily, a research faculty member cannot serve as sole chair of a graduate supervisory committee, but may, as allowed by the unit's guidelines, serve as assistant or co-chair with a tenured or tenure-track graduate faculty member at the university. Exceptions may be approved on a case-by-case basis upon petition to and approval of the dean of the Graduate School and the Graduate Council. The petition must include a letter of recommendation from the chair or head of the relevant unit and curriculum vitae for the research faculty member.

(This paragraph addition to the Bylaws was approved by a vote of 81 to 23 of the gradaute faculty on April 19, 2005.)

Section 5: Temporary Membership on the Graduate Faculty

By the end of the period of implementation, academic units normally shall use only members of the Graduate Faculty as instructors for graduate courses (note: see definition below). On those occasions when someone who is not a member of the Graduate Faculty is proposed as an instructor for a graduate course, or proposed for service on a graduate student's advisory committee, the dean of the college or school shall request approval for such an appointment from the dean of the Graduate School; the request should include a justification, the person's curriculum vitae, and a statement concerning timely actions toward making the person eligible for regular membership of the Graduate Faculty. The dean of the Graduate School will report these requests to the Graduate Council for its advice and consent.

Graduate courses shall be defined as those classes identified by a 500 prefix. Classes that are cross-listed (i.e., concurrently carry an undergraduate course number and a graduate course number) also must be taught by members of the Graduate Faculty.

Departmental Criteria

Division I

Creative Writing

In addition to the university-wide criteria, the Department of Creative Writing recommends the following criteria specifically for its departmental appointment to graduate faculty status.

Creative Writing expects that graduate faculty members will maintain standards of excellence while contributing actively and substantially in their respective fields of professional interest. Therefore:

    • 1. The creative record of individual faculty over a five-year period must include publication resulting from peer review, of one book; or five substantial periodical publications; or equivalent works of, or accomplishments in, creative writing at a nationally recognized level.
      2. In addition, the creative record should include participation in other significant research activities such as those enumerated below, as well as active participation in the graduate program.
  • Creative and research activities in creative writing may assume any of the following forms: published books or book chapters; published journal articles; published creative work (poems, short stories, novels, personal essays); book reviews/review articles, produced short films or scripts, optioned or staged scripts, festival or contest exposure, research reference entries; manuscript reviews; media interviews; editing of journals; grants, awards, and honors; participation in workshops; writers' conferences; professional consultation; contest judging; conference presentations; public lectures; readings or performances of a creative nature; and other publications, in traditional or electronic formats.

    Approved by the Graduate Council February 28, 2002

    English

    Revised 11/29/2007 by action of the Graduate Council.

    Procedure

    A faculty member seeking instatement or renewal of graduate-faculty status must complete a form, available from the department office, and submit it to the chair. The chair convenes the committee aappointed to review graduate-faculty status. The chair communicates the committee's recommendation to the Graduate School, which makes a determination on the faculty membe's status.

    Criteria

    In addition to the university-wide criteria, the English Department sets the following specific criteria for graduate-faculty status:

    Scholarly activity in English may assume any of the following forms: published books or book chapters; published journal articles; book reviews/review articles, research reference entries; manuscript reviews; editing of journals; grant awards; participation in workshops and competitive seminars; consultant; conference presentations; public lectures; and other publications, in traditional or electronic formats.

    • 1. The scholarly record of individual faculty over a five-year period must include publication, resulting from peer review, of at least one book, or two substantial articles or book chapters, or equivalent works, at a nationally recognized level.
      In addition, the scholarly record should include participation in other scholarly activities such as those enumerated above and active participation in the graduate program.
      Faculty may also meet criterion number one with written acceptances of two substantial articles by a journal editor, with written acceptance of two book chapters by a publisher, with written acceptance by journal editor of one article and written acceptance by a publisher of one book chapter, or with written acceptance of a book manuscript by a publisher. The two articles, two book chapters, combination of article and chapter, or the book need not actually be in print at the time of application for renewal of graduate faculty status for the faculty member to remain on the graduate faculty.
      Items listed as forthcoming or in print in one graduate faculty status review cycle cannot be listed in a subsequent review cycle.
  • Film Studies

    A. Criteria
    The bylaws of the Graduate Faculty state in part:
    Persons employed for the first time at UNCW as tenure track faculty, adjunct, or visiting faculty may be granted membership on the Graduate Faculty at the discretion of the graduate dean for an initial appointment not to exceed three years.
    An eligible person desiring membership on the Graduate Faculty may be appointed (or reappointed) to a five-year membership by the dean of the Graduate School upon nomination by the appropriate department chair and college or school dean, and with the advice and consent of the Graduate Council.
    The following criteria shall be required for membership on the Graduate Faculty.

    • 1. An earned terminal degree in an appropriate discipline along with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.
      2. A continuing record of productive scholarship. Scholarship shall be defined as the creation of factual, theoretical, or interpretive knowledge, including performances, showings, and other forms of artistic accomplishment, which
        (a) is subject to regional, national, or international peer evaluation,
        (b) is disseminated regionally, nationally, or internationally in professional media, and
        (c) establishes a permanent record in a format appropriate to the discipline.
      3. A record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship for those applicants/members holding the rank of assistant professor.
  • Film Studies Department Policies for Evaluation of Full-time Faculty

    Research/Artistic Achievement

    A reputation for strong faculty scholarship or artistic achievement is essential to an academic department in a comprehensive university, and active scholarship and/or artistic achievement is expected of all professorial-rank faculty members. Scholarly achievements include the publication of books, articles chapters, and reviews; the presentation of papers at academic conferences; the delivery of invited public lectures; and the securing of grants. Artistic achievements include serving a "significant" role (e.g., writer, director, producer, director of photography, editor) in the production of original motion pictures; staged readings; optioned screenplays, scripts and stories; festival screenings; and awards for original motion pictures.

    Research and artistic achievements are equally valued. Research and artistic achievements are judged by their quality, impact and originality and the prestige of the publication or venue in which they are presented.

    Most valued are original films on which the faculty member served a significant role and original film studies scholarship in the form of books and articles in scholarly presses and publications. Textbooks, published interviews, reviews, and popular writing directly pertinent to filmmaking or the discipline of film studies are also valued, though to a lesser degree than original films and film scholarship. The department, however, recognizes the expense and difficulties of filmmaking and does not expect production faculty to produce new artistic works every year. Consequently, although production faculty are encouraged to focus on creating artistic works, the department also supports production faculty who choose to produce other works related to film and filmmaking, such as textbooks or chapters in textbooks, interviews, reviews and popular writings about film, film studies, or filmmaking.

    The department also values publications and artistic works that are no directly related to film but that still contain a tangible bearing on film or the discipline of film studies. It is incumbent upon the faculty member to demonstrate that the work manifests a tangible bearing.

    the departmental criteria for evaluating research/artistic achievement for Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure and graduate faculty status are identical to those used in evaluating research/artistic achievement for the annual evaluation of full-time faculty.

    Approved by the College of Arts and Sciences November 11, 2004
    Approved by the Graduate Council January 27, 2005

    Foreign Languages & Literatures

    In addition to the university-wide criteria, the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature recommends the following criteria specifically for this department;

    Within a period of five years

    • 1. Authorship of two or more peer-reviewed articles or book chapters in professional volumes in the field,* or authorship of a peer reviewed book or monograph in the field, plus either:
      2. Presentation of at least three (3) refereed papers to state, regional or national meetings in the field, or
      3. Evidence of ongoing professional activity in the field, such as work on production of a professional journal, or of books or monographs (e.g., bibliography, editing, consulting); or regular reviewing of scholarly publications in professional journals; or holding office in professional organizations, or organizing sessions at professional meetings.
  • *The field is understood to mean Foreign Languages & Literature, and Foreign Language Acquisition.

    Music

    University-wide criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty include
    • a) a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with effective teaching,
      b) a continuing record of productive scholarship, and
      c) for assistant professors, a record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship.
  • Graduate Faculty in music must have a terminal degree in the teaching discipline in which they have been appointed. In music, a Master's degree or a Doctorate appropriate to the sub-discipline is expected. Also, in keeping with the Bylaws and Faculty Handbook, persons of exceptional talent, creativity, and artistic accomplishment who may not possess any degree, will be considered for membership in the Graduate Faculty on an individual basis.

    Considerations beyond degree status must include evidence of productive scholarship or creative activity in one or more of the following forums:
    • a. For faculty whose disciplines require original research and publications:
        i. Publication of a book, music, or at least two articles in refereed or invited journals of regional, national or international status within the past five years; and
        ii. Two different research presentations at state, regional, national or international professional meetings within the last five years; and
        Other evidence such as manuscript review for refereed journals, holding office in professional organizations, publication of research abstracts, grant writing and awards, etc.
      b. For faculty whose disciplines require creative activity and performance:
        i. At least three juried or invited performances at the regional, national or international level within the past five years (at least one research article in a referred journal of regional, national, or international status; or one recording; or one scholarly presentation at a meeting of equal importance within the past five years may be substituted for a performance); and
        ii. Other evidence such as membership and/or holding office in professional organizations, peer review of other artists or performers, grant writing and awards, etc. The senior faculty of the Department of Music will make recommendations for graduate teaching status based on the preceding criteria.
  • Approved by the Graduate Council October 28, 2004

    Philosophy & Religion

    1. Members of the Philosophy & Religion Department who wish to be named to the Graduate Faculty must hold the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, must be effective teachers, and must be demonstrably active in their field of research. As specific criteria, the following shall be used:

    • a. The applicant must have published a book in his/her area of specialization, OR published at least two articles in appropriate academic refereed journals in the past five years; and
      b. The applicant must have accomplished other academic achievements (e.g., professional presentations, editorial position on a scholarly journal, etc.) which, in the opinion of the departmental committee, qualify the individual for membership in the graduate faculty.
  • 2. For faculty for whom these specific criteria are not applicable, a three-year appointment can be made on the basis of the member's special competence in a given area. (The departmental committee will make a recommendation in such cases.)

    Division II

    Biology and Marine Biology

    University-wide criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty include

    • (a) a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with effective teaching,
      (b) a continuing record of productive scholarship and
      (c) for assistant professors, a record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship. See reverse for the definition of scholarship approved by the Graduate Council.
  • Additionally, the following recommendations to the Graduate Council as criteria concerning quality and/or quantity for the production of scholarly works as applied specifically to this department.

    • 1. During the five-year period prior to application, the candidate must have published at least three refereed original research or review publications (excluding abstracts and book reviews). At least two of the above must be in national or international journals (i.e., non-regional). The applicant must be first author on at least one of the three above.
      2. Each applicant must have made a verbal or poster presentation at a scientific meeting during this five-year period.
      3. Each applicant must have, during the past five years, made an effort to secure outside research funding (as evidenced by a grant proposal submitted through the Department Chair's office.)
      4. Assistant professors beginning their first contract period may apply for a three-year interim appointment to the Graduate Faculty provided they have published (or have had accepted for publication) at least three refereed original research papers. No assistant professor employed for the first time in an academic setting may chair a graduate committee during the first year at UNCW even though the interim appointment may be made.
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

    University-wide criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty include
    • (a) a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with effective teaching,
      (b) a continuing record of productive scholarship and
      (c) for assistant professors, a record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship as defined by the Graduate Council.
  • Additionally, the following are recommendations to the Graduate Council as criteria concerning quality and/or quantity for the production of scholarly works as applied specifically to this department.
    • 1. Publication of two or more chemical research or review papers in refereed journals within five years.
      2. Research presentation at one or more state, regional, national, or international scientific meeting within five years.
      3. Should one or both of the above criteria not be met, a review of the applicant will be conducted by the department chairman and graduate coordinator. Any special circumstances will be considered in the formulation of a recommendation.
  • Computer Science

    Candidates for membership on the graduate faculty within the Department of Computer Science shall meet all three of the following criteria:

    • 1. At least two referred papers accepted in journals or conference proceedings during the five year period immediately preceding application for membership in the graduate faculty.
      2. At least one oral or poster presentation at a professional conference during the five years immediately preceding application for membership in the graduate faculty.
      3. Evidence of effort to secure external funding for research during the five years immediately preceding application for membership on the graduate faculty.
  • Should one or more of the above criteria not be met, a review of the applicant will be conducted by the department chair. Any special circumstances will be considered in the formulation of a recommendation.

    Approved by the Graduate Council February 24, 2000

    Environmental Studies

    Geography and Geology

    University-wide criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty include

    • (a) a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with effective teaching,
      (b) a continuing record of productive scholarship and
      (c) for assistant professors, a record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship.
  • Additionally, the following are recommendations to the Graduate Council as criteria concerning quality and/or quantity for the production of scholarly works as applied specifically to this department.

    • 1. A faculty member must publish two papers or one book on research begun at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington during the five-year period immediately prior to their nomination by the department chairman.
      2. A faculty member must make three presentations at professional meetings on research begun at the University of North Carolina Wilmington during the five-year period immediately prior to their nomination by the department chairman.
  • Mathematics and Statistics

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics follows the criteria for graduate faculty status as defined in the Graduate Council Bylaws (Article II) with "A continuing record of productive scholarship…" defined as:

    1. Presentation of papers at professional meetings (contributed or invited, regular or special sessions), presentations at departmental colloquia (on campus or by invitation at other institutions), seminar participation, attendance at conference sessions relevant to one's research area, etc. Normally an individual shall be expected to demonstrate active scholarship through at least one such function in each academic year
    2. Acceptance, within the last five years, of one or more papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the discipline of the candidate. Professional publications in various forms and applications for external funding constitute additional evidence of productive scholarship.  Among such forms of publication are expository papers, reviews of journal articles or books, research notes, published problem solutions, lecture notes, textbooks, and papers on the teaching of mathematics, computer science or statistics.

    Physics and Physical Oceanography

    • 1. Produce at least one manuscript which has been accepted for publication in a refereed research journal of national or international reputation.
      2. Make at least one presentation at a professional meeting (contributed or invited, regular or a special session), or at a departmental colloquium or seminar (on-campus or at other institutions).
  • Psychology

    During the five-year period just prior to application, the candidate must have completed the following requirements:*

    • 1. The applicant must have published two peer-reviewed articles, chapters, or monographs of national or international scope and must have been first author on one of these.
      2. Each applicant must have attended at least two regional, national, or international professional meetings or professional workshops and have made a presentation at one. The departmental oversight committee shall consider the individual's overall pattern of productivity and may consider such products as grant proposals and major scholarly editing activities in lieu of part of the above requirements.
    *A department oversight committee will be established to determine whether these various criteria have been met by Graduate Faculty applicants.

  • Division III

    Anthropology

    • 1. Two or more peer-reviewed manuscripts or one book accepted for publication within the past five years.
      2. Research presentation at one or more regional, national or international meetings within the past five years.
      3. Should both criteria not be met, a review of the applicant may be conducted by a committee consisting of the departmental chair and all members of the department graduate faculty. Any special circumstances will be considered in the formulation of a recommendation. The committee may, for instance, agree to waive a research presentation at a meeting if a candidate publishes more than two research papers in the five-year period.
  • Communication Studies

    These criteria are amended to the general criteria adopted by the Graduate Council.

    Speech communication faculty appointed to the Graduate Faculty shall be involved in an ongoing program of research, minimally at the regional level, optimally at the national and international level. At least two refereed examples of the scholarly products of such a research program should during each academic year. high priority shall be placed on the evaluations of each product of scholarship, through peer review by panels of referees, editors, and critics. Scholarly productivity should be sustained, ongoing, and developmental.

    Heatlh and Applied Human Sciences

    The Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences initially determined that the criteria established by the department should be consistent with university standards found in Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Graduate Faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

    At the minimum, the following general criteria shall be required for membership on the Graduate Faculty within the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences:

    1. Individual should be tenured or in a tenure track position.
    2. Individuals should possess sufficient expertise in statistics and research methods to allow them to effectively direct or serve on a masters thesis committee.
    3. Individual must publish at least two (2) authored or co-authored (second author) publications in refereed scholarly journal publication. Two (2) authored or co-authored (second author) publications in refereed, professional journals at a state, regional or national level may substituted for one (1) refereed scholarly journal publication. An authored or co-authored professional book or textbook may be substituted for one (1) refereed scholarly journal publication. This does not include revisions of textbooks.
    4. Individual must make at least three (3) professional presentations at the state, regional, national or international level in a five (5) year period of time. It is recommended that the Graduate Faculty Committee in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences periodically review these criteria and make revisions if necessary and appropriate.

    History

    1. Presentation of research findings at least twice within a five-year period. Presentations shall be made before assembled members of a regional, national or international scholarly association; through articles published in refereed professional journals; or through researched displays at accredited museums, state or national historic sites.

    2. A research record equivalent to the above.

    3. Evidence of other professional activity, such as involvement in professional organizations, reviewing scholarly publications in professional journals, reattacking papers at sessions of meeting of professional associations, and the performance of a variety of other tasks normally expected of professionally active faculty.

    Public & International Affairs

    University-wide criteria for membership on the Graduate Faculty include

    • a. a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with effective teaching,
      b. a continuing record of productive scholarship and
      c. for assistant professors, a record or strong indication of growing involvement with scholarship as defined by the Graduate Council.
  • Additionally, the following are recommendations to the Graduate Council as criteria concerning quality and/or quantity for the production of scholarly works as applied specifically to this department.

    • A. Under the university-wide criteria, a faculty member who meets one of the following criteria will be nominated for membership:
        1. Authorship, within the seven years proceeding, of a book relevant to the discipline, based on original research or presenting a reevaluation of previous scholarship, which has been published by a reputable publisher.
        2. Authorship of two articles, relevant to the discipline, within the last five years before the year in which membership is originally granted, published in peer reviewed scholarly journals; or an equivalent combination of scholarly articles and contributions to edited books or anthologies issued by reputable publishers.
        3. A combination of scholarly publication of any sort, including editorial work relevant to the discipline which is clearly equivalent to any one of the above criteria.
      B. All members of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Political Science are expected to remain active in scholarly endeavors relevant to the discipline, which lead to publication.
      C. If the graduate faculty membership of a professor has lapsed, that person may be reappointed by meeting one of the three criteria under A, and thereafter by resuming the responsibilities under B.
  • revised: approved 02/27/97

    Social Work

    The Graduate Faculty in the social work program should meet the following criteria:

    • 1. At least two peer-reviewed articles every five years, or one peer-reviewed article and one of the following:
        a. The development of a peer-reviewed funded grant whose results are widely disseminated, which is used to develop or evaluate programs in human-service field:
        b. The development of a funded in-service training program for workers in the human- service field which is disseminated widely:
        c. Chair of member of a program committee of state, regional or nationally sponsored meetings to disseminate knowledge and skills in the human-service field.
      2. Faculty members are also expected to be actively involved in regional, state or national progressional organization, as evidenced by presenting papers, organizing sessions, holding offices. Should the above criteria not be met, a review of the applicant will be made by the department chair and the Graduate Faculty of the department to consider any special circumstances and make a recommendation.
  • Sociology & Criminology

    1. Two or more articles in refereed or one book accepted for publication within five years.

    2. Research presentation at one or more regional, national, or international scientific meeting within five years.

    3. Should one or both of the above criteria not be met, a review of the applicant will be conducted by the department chair and members of department's Graduate Faculty. Any special circumstances will be considered in the formulation of a recommendation. The subcommittee, may for instance, agree to waive a research presentation at a meeting if a candidate publishes more than two research papers in the five-year period.

    Division IV

    Accountancy and Business Law

    revised: March 30, 1995

    1. Each faculty member of the graduate faculty must hold the academic rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor.

    2. Each member of the graduate faculty must show evidence of effectiveness in teaching as evidenced by SPOT and peer review. e.g., experience in graduate level instruction, course development, etc. and/or experience in undergraduate instruction that indicates effective graduate level instruction.

    3. Evidence of productive scholarship, including two referred journal articles within the past five years or equivalent scholarly productivity as determined by the dean of the Cameron School of Business Administration.

    Early Childhood and Special Education

    Evidence indicates a continuing pattern of:

    A. Classroom dissemination of major current knowledge claims in his/her special field, consistent with validated developments in that field and

    B. Scholarly productivity -- publication of scholarly work in refereed, journals, book chapters, monographs, and texts, service and presentations to professional conferences and educator groups.

    In consideration of the education and service mission of professional education programs, the following decision rules are offered as specific criteria for determining membership on the Graduate Faculty. Variations from these criteria may be anticipated and may provide acceptable avenues for attaining Graduate Faculty status.

    During the five-year period immediately prior to renewal application for Graduate Faculty status, the candidate must evidence:

    • 1. Teaching effectiveness based upon multiple measures, including peer and student evaluative data. Teaching must demonstrate currency, relevancy and scholarship.
      2. Ongoing scholarly activities in the form of:
        a. Two peer-reviewed articles, or two book chapters, or a monograph or book
        Plus either
        b. presentation of at least three refereed papers to state, regional, or national meetings in the field,
        Or
        c. professional contributions such as principal investigator on competitive grants, scholarly editing activities, evaluation and technical reports, and leadership in professional organizations.
  • Approved by Graduate Council February 28, 2002.

    Educational Leadership

    Evidence indicates a continuing pattern of:

    A. Classroom dissemination of major current knowledge claims in his/her special field, consistent with validated developments in that field and

    B. Scholarly productivity -- publication of scholarly work in refereed, journals, book chapters, monographs, and texts, service and presentations to professional conferences and educator groups.

    In consideration of the education and service mission of professional education programs, the following decision rules are offered as specific criteria for determining membership on the Graduate Faculty. Variations from these criteria may be anticipated and may provide acceptable avenues for attaining Graduate Faculty status.

    During the five-year period immediately prior to renewal application for Graduate Faculty status, the candidate must evidence:

    • 1. Teaching effectiveness based upon multiple measures, including peer and student evaluative data. Teaching must demonstrate currency, relevancy and scholarship.
      2. Ongoing scholarly activities in the form of:
        a. Two peer-reviewed articles, or two book chapters, or a monograph or book
        Plus either
        b. presentation of at least three refereed papers to state, regional, or national meetings in the field,
        Or
        c. professional contributions such as principal investigator on competitive grants, scholarly editing activities, evaluation and technical reports, and leadership in professional organizations.
  • Approved by Graduate Council February 28, 2002.

    Elementary, Middle Level, & Literacy Education

    Evidence indicates a continuing pattern of:

    A. Classroom dissemination of major current knowledge claims in his/her special field, consistent with validated developments in that field and

    B. Scholarly productivity -- publication of scholarly work in refereed, journals, book chapters, monographs, and texts, service and presentations to professional conferences and educator groups.

    In consideration of the education and service mission of professional education programs, the following decision rules are offered as specific criteria for determining membership on the Graduate Faculty. Variations from these criteria may be anticipated and may provide acceptable avenues for attaining Graduate Faculty status.

    During the five-year period immediately prior to renewal application for Graduate Faculty status, the candidate must evidence:

    • 1. Teaching effectiveness based upon multiple measures, including peer and student evaluative data. Teaching must demonstrate currency, relevancy and scholarship.
      2. Ongoing scholarly activities in the form of:
        a. Two peer-reviewed articles, or two book chapters, or a monograph or book
        Plus either
        b. presentation of at least three refereed papers to state, regional, or national meetings in the field,
        Or
        c. professional contributions such as principal investigator on competitive grants, scholarly editing activities, evaluation and technical reports, and leadership in professional organizations.
  • Approved by Graduate Council February 28, 2002.

    Economics and Finance

    revised: March 30, 1995

    1. Each faculty member of the graduate faculty must hold the academic rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor.

    2. Each member of the graduate faculty must show evidence of effectiveness in teaching as evidenced by SPOT and peer review. e.g., experience in graduate level instruction, course development, etc. and/or experience in undergraduate instruction that indicates effective graduate level instruction.

    3. Evidence of productive scholarship, including two referred journal articles within the past five years or equivalent scholarly productivity as determined by the dean of the Cameron School of Business Administration.

    Information Systems & Operations Management

    Candidates for membership on the graduate faculty within the Department of Computer Science shall meet all three of the following criteria:

    • 1. At least two referred papers accepted in journals or conference proceedings during the five year period immediately preceding application for membership in the graduate faculty.
      2. At least one oral or poster presentation at a professional conference during the five years immediately preceding application for membership in the graduate faculty.
      3. Evidence of effort to secure external funding for research during the five years immediately preceding application for membership on the graduate faculty.
  • Should one or more of the above criteria not be met, a review of the applicant will be conducted by the department chair. Any special circumstances will be considered in the formulation of a recommendation.

    Approved by the Graduate Council February 24, 2000

    Management

    revised: March 30, 1995

    1. Each faculty member of the graduate faculty must hold the academic rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor.

    2. Each member of the graduate faculty must show evidence of effectiveness in teaching as evidenced by SPOT and peer review. e.g., experience in graduate level instruction, course development, etc. and/or experience in undergraduate instruction that indicates effective graduate level instruction.

    3. Evidence of productive scholarship, including two referred journal articles within the past five years or equivalent scholarly productivity as determined by the dean of the Cameron School of Business Administration.

    Marketing

    revised: March 30, 1995

    1. Each faculty member of the graduate faculty must hold the academic rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor.

    2. Each member of the graduate faculty must show evidence of effectiveness in teaching as evidenced by SPOT and peer review. e.g., experience in graduate level instruction, course development, etc. and/or experience in undergraduate instruction that indicates effective graduate level instruction.

    3. Evidence of productive scholarship, including two referred journal articles within the past five years or equivalent scholarly productivity as determined by the dean of the Cameron School of Business Administration.

    Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education

    Evidence indicates a continuing pattern of:

    A. Classroom dissemination of major current knowledge claims in his/her special field, consistent with validated developments in that field and

    B. Scholarly productivity -- publication of scholarly work in refereed, journals, book chapters, monographs, and texts, service and presentations to professional conferences and educator groups.

    In consideration of the education and service mission of professional education programs, the following decision rules are offered as specific criteria for determining membership on the Graduate Faculty. Variations from these criteria may be anticipated and may provide acceptable avenues for attaining Graduate Faculty status.

    During the five-year period immediately prior to renewal application for Graduate Faculty status, the candidate must evidence:

    • 1. Teaching effectiveness based upon multiple measures, including peer and student evaluative data. Teaching must demonstrate currency, relevancy and scholarship.
      2. Ongoing scholarly activities in the form of:
        a. Two peer-reviewed articles, or two book chapters, or a monograph or book
        Plus either
        b. presentation of at least three refereed papers to state, regional, or national meetings in the field,
        Or
        c. professional contributions such as principal investigator on competitive grants, scholarly editing activities, evaluation and technical reports, and leadership in professional organizations.
  • Approved by Graduate Council February 28, 2002.

    School of Nursing

    During the five year period preceding application for renewal of a graduate faculty appointment in the School of Nursing, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

    1. Two articles published, or accepted for publication, in refereed journals at the time of application.

    2. One or more refereed presentations at state, regional, national, or international professional meetings.

    If the candidate does not meet these criteria, an internal review panel consisting of the graduate faculty of the School of Nursing and the nursing dean will review the candidate's work during the five years prior to application for renewal of the graduate faculty appointment. The review panel will recommend graduate faculty reappointment to the dean of the Graduate School when the candidate has other appropriate and equivalent evidence of scholarly productivity.

    Revised 04/29/99 by action of the Graduate Council.


    Graduate Research Faculty

    Appointment

    Approved by the Graduate Council April 26, 2001

    Research faculty may apply to the Graduate School for membership in the Graduate Faculty. They will hold a special category of this body known as "Graduate Research Faculty." The following provisions pertain to their appointment, term, and responsibilities.

    Appointment

    Graduate research faculty status can be recommended for those individuals who are needed to support research and programs sponsored by the university. The faculty sponsor or supervisor must recommend an individual for such appointment to a department chair or center director. To be eligible to hold research graduate status, the individual must meet the criteria established for graduate faculty membership in the host department or center. The applicant must complete the standard graduate faculty form and submit it to the reporting dean and to the Graduate School for review and approval as is the currently approved Graduate Council practice.

    Term

    Research faculty approved for Research Graduate Faculty status will be appointed for an initial term of three years. Prior to the end of the third year, the individual will be notified by the Graduate School that his/her term of appointment is ending. At that time, the individual may reapply for a standard five-year term.

    Roles/Responsibilities

    graduate research faculty may serve on appropriate academic unit graduate student supervisory committees. They cannot serve as sole chairs of graduate supervisory committees, but they may serve as co-chairs as long as the other co-chair is a tenured or tenure-track graduate faculty member at the university. Graduate research faculty may also teach graduate level courses (500 and above) if approved by the chair of the academic unit and the appropriate dean. Other responsibilities and duties will be determined on an individual basis pending an agreement between the academic unit or center and the dean of the Graduate School.

    
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