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. Upon the recommendation of the graduate chair and approval of the Graduate Division, emeritus faculty may serve as a member or chair of a thesis or dissertation committee, provided they were “full” graduate faculty at the time of retirement. These faculty must meet the criteria for continuance on the graduate faculty, including criteria set by the Graduate Division and the faculty’s home graduate program.
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 Graduate Division, visiting faculty may not serve as official members of thesis or dissertation committees.
Except in special circumstances and with the approval of the Graduate Division, 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.