Categories and Terms of Membership

Categories & Terms of Membership

There are three categories of membership on the Graduate Faculty: 

  1. Click here to view Criteria for Full Membership on the Graduate Faculty. Graduate Faculty holding Full Memberships Status serve an initial 5-year term and are eligible for reappointment for subsequent 5-year terms. Deadline to apply is in September for fall and February for spring.
  2. Click here to view Criteria for Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty. Graduate Faculty holding Associate Memberships Status serve a 3-year term and are eligible for one reappointment for a total of 6 years.  Deadline to apply is in September for fall and February for spring.
  3. Click here to view application procedures for Temporary Graduate Faculty Status. Temporary Graduate Faculty Members may be reappointed on a yearly basis.  Faculty are appointed to this status when there is no tenure track Full or Associate Graduate Faculty Member available to teach a graduate course, or a faculty member is brand new to the university and needs time to build credentials. There is no set deadline to apply for temp status - one can apply at any point in any semester.

Application Deadlines:

Packets must be submitted to the Graduate School by September 13 for Fall 2013 and February 14 for Spring 2014.