Emeritus & Resigned Faculty
A graduate faculty member serving as either a member or chair of a thesis or dissertation committee at the time of retirement or resignation may continue to serve in that capacity until the student or the graduate program requests a change in committee composition. In the case of a committee chair, the student should have reached candidacy for the faculty member to continue as chair. Upon the recommendation of the graduate chair and approval of the Office of Graduate Education, Emeritus faculty may continue to serve as a member of a thesis or dissertation committee as part of the graduate faculty, but he/she may no longer chair new committees or be asked to serve as a University Representative. Resigned faculty may become part of the affiliate graduate faculty if they will continue to serve as a committee member. They may not chair new committees.
Adjunct & Clinical Faculty
Due to the short-term nature of their appointments, adjunct and clinical faculty are not normally considered for appointment to the graduate faculty. If a graduate program wishes to appoint such faculty to the graduate faculty, follow the procedures for the appointment of an affiliate graduate faculty.
Except in special circumstances and with the approval of the Office of Graduate Education, visiting faculty may not serve as official members of thesis or dissertation committees.
Except in special circumstances and with the approval of the Office of Graduate Education, faculty who are not members of the graduate faculty may not prepare or evaluate qualifying and comprehensive exams or serve on thesis or dissertation committees.