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Graduate Faculty Nomination

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Appointment Criteria

Graduate Faculty

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.


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