Graduate Faculty Nomination
All tenure-track faculty members from colleges with graduate programs may be recommended for membership to the graduate faculty at the time of their appointment at Boise State University. Non-tenure-track individuals who occupy an endowed chair, a Clinical Faculty position, or a Research Faculty position also may be recommended for Graduate Faculty status for the entire period during which they occupy their position. Their appointment shall be made by the Dean of the Graduate College. Graduate Faculty may chair project, thesis or dissertation committees (hereafter collectively referred to as “committees”) if they have a departmental endorsement.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Non-tenure-track faculty with a terminal degree for their discipline and who are otherwise qualified to assume all the privileges and duties of a Graduate Faculty member may be appointed to Adjunct Graduate Faculty status by the Graduate Council for a fixed term not to exceed seven years. Non-tenure track, non-faculty appointees and tenure-track faculty at other universities also may be given Adjunct Graduate Faculty status by the Graduate Council for a fixed term not to exceed seven years. Adjunct Graduate Faculty may chair committees if they have a departmental endorsement.
Affiliate Graduate Faculty
Individuals without a terminal degree for their discipline who are qualified to assume limited, narrowly-defined privileges and duties may be admitted as affiliates to the Graduate Faculty for a fixed term not to exceed three years. For example, a community member with specialized knowledge or expertise in English may be recruited to teach scientific writing to Biology graduate students. Affiliate Graduate Faculty may not chair committees.
Emeritus Graduate Faculty
Emeritus faculty who were members of the Graduate Faculty prior to retirement may be retained as Emeritus Graduate Faculty for an initial term of up to seven years. Emeritus Graduate Faculty may chair committees if they have a departmental endorsement, as outlined below.
Procedure for appointment of Emeritus Graduate Faculty: The initial appointment of Emeritus faculty will begin once 1) the individual receives Emeritus status, and 2) the Graduate Dean approves a Graduate Faculty Nomination form from the department chair. These appointments are renewable for terms of up to seven years. Written requests for subsequent terms are initiated by the Department Chair and reviewed by the Graduate Council.