From MWSU Graduate School Policy Portal
Only graduate faculty may teach graduate courses, advise graduate students, and direct graduate projects or thesis research.
Current Graduate Faculty
This wiki maintains a list of current graduate faculty
Application for Graduate Faculty is made by submitting a completed application form to the applicant’s Academic Department Chair or School Dean. A vitae should be emailed to the Graduate Dean. Adjunct graduate faculty applications should be submitted through the chair of the department where the courses will be offered. MWSU Faculty may apply for Graduate Faculty designation at anytime, even if they are not immediately instructing a graduate course or involved in a graduate program. All applications will be reviewed in turn by Department Chair or School Dean, Academic College Dean, and Graduate Council, with final action taken by the Provost.
Categories of Graduate Faculty
The following categories of graduate faculty are recognized:
Qualifications: Full-time MWSU Faculty who hold a Terminal Degree in an appropriate field of study and demonstrate evidence of scholarly/creative activity, including a minimum of one of the following:
- One peer reviewed publication or creative activity in one’s content discipline within the past three years; two such publications within the past five years; or, one such publication and four conference presentations within the past five years.
- Relevant professional service and leadership in one’s discipline at the regional or national level. There must be evidence of keeping current in one’s content discipline.
- Possessing special or unique content related qualities contributing to a particular graduate curriculum. Normally this will be non-academically recognized experience/expertise related to the teaching area.
Responsibilities and privileges include teaching graduate courses, advising graduate students, chairing and serving on graduate student committees, and being eligible to serve on Graduate Council. Graduate Faculty may also be requested to serve on committees and special committees. Graduate Faculty are appointed for a five year term, after which they may apply for reappointment.
Associate Graduate Faculty
Qualifications: Full-time MWSU Faculty judged capable of contributing to quality graduate education in the area of their expertise.
Responsibilities and privileges include teaching graduate level courses, advising graduate students, and serving on student committees.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Qualifications: Professionals, staff, and administrators judged capable of contributing to quality graduate education in the area of their expertise. Adjunct Faculty do not hold full-time MWSU faculty contracts.
Responsibilities and privileges include teaching graduate level courses and serving on student committees. These appointments are for one year with the possibility of annual reapplication.
Graduate Faculty reappointments will be reviewed every 5 years. Faculty initiate this review by submitting a request and any supporting material. Graduate faculty must remain current in their discipline with a record of current professional development to receive reappointment.