Nomination & Appointment of Faculty

UHM faculty (instruction, research, administration and specialist) at Rank 3 or above and distinguished scholars from the community at large may be nominated to the graduate faculty. The graduate chair shall notify the Office of Graduate Education of all changes to their program faculty (e.g., new hires, resignations, change in rank, retirements, new cooperating or affiliate graduate faculty etc).

Regular Graduate Faculty (RGF)

A regular member has a faculty appointment in an academic department that houses the graduate program with which the graduate faculty appointment would be affiliated. This will be known as the “home” program. For faculty with split appointments, it is the unit with a graduate program and potentially where the individual’s locus of tenure is also assigned.

To nominate regular graduate faculty, the graduate chair, with the support of the majority of the graduate faculty shall send via their department chair and college/school Dean, the Regular Graduate Faculty Nomination Form together with a current CV. A copy of the CV may also be sent via email to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE@hawaii.edu) with a note about the nomination form being en route to OGE.

Cooperating Graduate Faculty (CGF)

A cooperating member is a regular member from another UHM graduate program, research (R) faculty employed by a UHM research unit or a faculty member at another UH campus.  For R faculty or UH faculty at another UH campus, the first cooperating appointment will be the “home” program.

To nominate cooperating graduate faculty, the graduate chair, with the support of the majority of the graduate faculty shall send via their department chair and college/school Dean, the Cooperating Graduate Faculty Nomination Form together with a current CV. A copy of the CV may also be sent via email to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE@hawaii.edu) with a note about the nomination form being en route to OGE.

Affiliate Graduate Faculty (AGF)

An affiliate graduate faculty member possesses a specific expertise or background that may contribute to a student’s graduate work, but is not employed by UH. Such faculty may include members of the local community or other universities who possess the appropriate terminal degree and are otherwise qualified to work with graduate students. Former UH faculty who have resigned or retired may also be included here. Affiliate graduate faculty members are processed as non-compensated Board of Regents (BOR) appointments using the Payroll Notification Form (PNF) that must be renewed annually. Appointments are limited to one year and renewed based on satisfactory performance and conduct as determined by the graduate program and OGE. To nominate affiliate graduate faculty, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Dean the Graduate Faculty (L1) Nomination and Approval Form a current CV and a non-comp Personnel Notification Form (PNF).

Emeritus Graduate Faculty (EGF)

UHM faculty appointed as Emeritus faculty by the Board of Regents may continue to serve as a member of the graduate faculty. They may finish their committee work with students who have reached candidacy at the time of their retirement. To change from a Regular or Cooperating member to an Emeritus member, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Faculty (L1) Nomination and Approval Form together with a copy of their Emeritus appointment letter to OGE. If awaiting an Emeritus appointment, submit a copy of their nomination letter to OGE. AGF status will be used until a copy of their appointment letter is received.

Other

These may be, but are not limited to post-doctoral fellows, junior researchers, non-faculty researchers or other qualified individuals who are temporary employees of UH. Their primary responsibilities tend to be in research, but who may have the expertise to help contribute to a student’s master’s thesis or doctoral research. To nominate an individual to the graduate faculty, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Dean the Graduate Faculty (L1) Nomination and Approval Form together with a current CV. When their term of employment ends (i.e., no longer at UH) or their status changes (e.g., tenure-track appointment), please inform OGE accordingly.