PRP 3870 - Graduate Faculty Appointment
Issued by: James K. Krause, Ed.D., Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Effective Date: Fall 2018
Notes: Endorsed by Graduate Council February 25, 1991. Endorsed by BUCC April 3, 1991. Presented as information item to University Forum April 24, 1991. Amended by Graduate Council March 3, 2000. Amended by BUCC April 19, 2000. Presented to University Forum April 26, 2000 as information item. Amended by Graduate Council September 12, 2012. Approved by BUCC April 10, 2013. Presented at University Forum April 24, 2013. Approved by BUCC November 14, 2018. Presented at University Forum November 28, 2018
The integrity of graduate programs is the responsibility of the Graduate Faculty and, in large part, depends on their efforts and on their capabilities. For this reason, the Graduate Faculty is primarily composed of individuals who have earned terminal degrees in their discipline, have achieved a record of effective teaching, and are active scholars as demonstrated through activities that bring their work under critical review by professionals in their discipline.
Several categories of Graduate Faculty Status are defined as follows:
1. Graduate Faculty Status - Full. This status is reserved for Tenured Bloomsburg University faculty from departments with graduate programs. Individual Colleges will have their own set of established Graduate Faculty criteria to adhere to, which may include a sustained record of active scholarship as indicated primarily by peer-reviewed publications and exhibits and by external grant attempts. Active scholarship accomplishments also include such measures as papers and exhibits delivered at national and regional meetings of professional societies, regional and national recognition awards, offices held in professional organizations, consultancy work, corporate contracts awarded, invitational lectures, and participation in panels and workshops at regional and national meetings of professional organizations.
The recommendation for Full Graduate Faculty status should be included in 5-year performance reviews and will originate from the relevant Department Chair and Evaluation Committee. Based on the individual College’s Graduate Faculty criteria, the College Dean grants Full Graduate Faculty status.
Full Graduate Faculty members may teach graduate courses, may chair and serve on graduate thesis committees, and may serve as Graduate Program Coordinators. Full Graduate faculty status is awarded for renewable 5-year periods. Renewals are based on continued sustained scholarship activities (as defined by the individual College’s Graduate Faculty criteria) and on written recommendations by the relevant Department Chair and upon final approval by the College Dean.
2. Graduate Faculty Status - Associate. This status is reserved for tenure-track Bloomsburg University faculty from departments with graduate programs who hold terminal degrees, or who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Associate Graduate faculty status is renewable yearly upon written recommendation of the Departmental Chair and final approval by the College Dean.
The recommendation for Associate Graduate Faculty status should be included in annual performance reviews and will originate from the relevant Department Chair and Evaluation Committee. Based on the individual College’s Graduate Faculty criteria, the College Dean grants Associate Graduate Faculty status.
Faculty with Associate Graduate Faculty status will have all the rights of Full Graduate Faculty for up to 5 years.
3. Graduate Faculty Status - Temporary. This status is reserved for Bloomsburg University faculty in departments without Graduate programs, or for individuals who are not members of the Bloomsburg University Faculty. Temporary Graduate Faculty may be invited to teach graduate courses, assist in teaching graduate courses and to serve on thesis committees, but may not chair a thesis committee. Upon written recommendation of the Departmental Chair, the College Dean grants the status but may limit the activities during the temporary appointment to specific courses or committee work. The appointment may not exceed one-year.
For all Graduate Faculty appointment recommendations (Full, Associate, and Temporary) a current curriculum vitae will be included with the written recommendation before final approval. The vitae should contain sufficient information to allow one to judge the candidate against standards identified in the College’s definitions of Graduate Faculty status. An ongoing up-to-date list of Graduate Faculty status will be maintained by each College.