Faculty hired into tenure-leading positions are automatically granted Graduate Faculty status. Staff or faculty hired in non-tenure leading positions may be nominated for Graduate Faculty Status.
Graduate Faculty may vote on any matter presented to the graduate faculty, including the election of the Graduate Council for their specific campus. They may also hold any elected office in the Graduate College. Graduate Faculty may teach graduate courses, serve on final examining committees, and serve on supervisory committees. Graduate Faculty have the additional responsibility of voting on certain nominations of graduate faculty in their department/school or interdepartmental program.
Non-tenure line faculty members nominated for Graduate Faculty status must
After obtaining a majority vote of the entire graduate faculty, the nominating department completes the nomination and submits the form to Graduate Studies. The form includes the following signatures:
The signed form is submitted by Graduate Studies to UNL’s Central Administration for consideration.
Graduate faculty appointments exist through the length of the faculty member’s appointment with the University.