Graduate Faculty Application

for Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty

Application Deadlines

Complete packets must be submitted to the Graduate School by:

Fall 2022- September 16

Spring 2023 -  March 10



INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO EXPORT A REPORT (APPLICATION) FROM APLnextED (PDF) (Generic instructions on how to create a report in APL.  Ensure you are adjusting the date range to 5 years for Graduate Faculty Status applications.  See below for more details.)

Each candidate for graduate faculty status must submit an application containing all the relevant material needed by the Membership Committee to evaluate an applicant's status.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE GENERATED IN APL.  Complete explanations of each term can be found at the Categories and Terms of Status.

It's simple!  Populate in APL; open and save in Word; edit (be sure to complete Items 6 & 7); save; print; forward to department head and college dean for their approval.

Do not include CVs with "full" status app.

Applications for "full" status must be forwarded first to department heads and then to college deans for signature or supporting memos before arriving at the Graduate School.  Memos should provide examples of the type of graduate work to be performed (serving on dissertation committees/teaching graduate courses, etc.).

The workflow in DocuSign is:

  1.  Applicant
  2. Department Head
  3. Dean
  4. Copy to Darli DeVane




1. General Information

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Administrative Assignments
  • Professional Memberships
  • Licensure and Certifications

2. Education

  • Highest degree held
  • Date highest degree received

3. Awards and Honors

4. Teaching and Advising (most recent 5-year period)

  • Scheduled Teaching
  • Guided Independent Study, Internship, or Other Teaching Responsibilities
  • Academic Advising
  • Thesis/Dissertation Committee Service

5. Student Evaluation of Teaching (SOIs for the past 5 years).  New preparation is defined as a course taught for the first time or a course which has not been taught for a period of three years.

6. Teaching Performances (as evaluated by candidate, department head, and students)

  • Evaluate what you have learned about your teaching effectiveness through reading your Student Opinions of Instructions (SOIs)

7. Self-evaulation of Advising & Mentoring: Must enter 1-3 paragraphs (save app in Word for editing)

8. Professional Growth and Productivity (most recent 5-year period)

  • Scholarship
  • Presentations
  • Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits
  • Media Contributions
  • Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research
  • Faculty Development Activities Attended
  • Intellectual Property
  • Other (Any additional comments)

9. Service to Graduate Education at VSU (during the last 5-years)

  • University
  • College
  • Department
  • Professional
  • Public
  • Consulting
  • Non-Credit Instruction Taught
  • University System of Georgia Service
  • Other (Any additional comments)


Incomplete application forms/packets will not be considered by the Committee.  Do not include "CVs" with APL-generated packets.


Questions? Please call 229-333-5695.