Faculty Handbook

Process for Selecting Faculty to Participate in Graduate Programs


All faculty members who participate in graduate programs must meet the following university and departmental criteria:

University Criteria

1. Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree appropriate to the faculty member's discipline and to the graduate courses to be taught, or
  • Achieved, significant, and highly recognized accomplishment in the field relevant tot he graduate courses to be taught.

2. Faculty Status

Both full-time and part-time faculty may participate in graduate programs, provided they meet the relevant university and departmental criteria.

3. Demonstrated Competence

Scholarly, research, creative, or professional activities appropriately published and/or reviewed, on a regular basis in the relevant field of study.

Departmental Criteria

1. Each department offering graduate courses will create, maintain, and enforce its own specific criteria for selecting faculty who participate in graduate programs.

2. The Departmental Criteria must be consistent with the CSU/AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, the university's strategic plan, the general university guidelines above, the missions of the department and the university, and the guidelines of appropriate accrediting agencies (e.g., NEASC, DHE, AACSB, CACREP, NCATE< NASAD, NASM).

3. Departmental criteria shall be presented to the school dean, the graduate dean, and the provost, and shall be used in selecting faculty who participate in graduate programs.


Senate Approved R-09-12-02

Admin. Approval 2/23/10


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