Graduate Faculty Associates may teach graduate courses, direct masters theses, serve on or chair masters degree examining committees, and serve on, but not chair or co-chair, doctoral supervisory committees.

Nominations must be recommended with a majority approval of the appropriate departmental or interdepartmental area graduate committee and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. 

To be nominated by their program’s Graduate Committee, the staff member must meet the following requirements

  • have the terminal degree; and
  • the rank of Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Practice, Research Assistant Professor, or corresponding adjunct faculty rank or Adjunct Assistant Professor or above.

Graduate Faculty Associate status is effective only for the approved period (up to four years), but may be renewed upon request.

Graduate Faculty Associates do not have a vote on the Graduate Faculty, nor can they hold any elected office in the Graduate College.