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Graduate Faculty Status information can be found in the Faculty Handbook Section 4.11. Status is updated by appointment criteria only.
The nomination form and nomination instructions are available from the Graduate School. Please contact the Graduate School firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to nominate someone for graduate faculty status.
Graduate School and Research Policy Statement
Graduate School and Research (GS&R) is headed by the dean of the Graduate School and Research, who reports to the Provost. The Graduate School and Research works collaboratively with the academic colleges and other administrative units of the University to serve as the administrative unit responsible for graduate education and sponsored research. It advocates for quality graduate education and research, graduate students, graduate faculty, and graduate programs to improve individual lives and enhance the development of the state and region. Graduate School and Research identifies opportunities for partnership development and relationships and collaborates with other university units to develop those opportunities.
Within GS&R, the Graduate School is responsible for developing Graduate School policies and procedures, processing graduate admissions, administering graduate assistantships, overseeing graduate faculty review and approval of graduate curriculum, verifying the quality of theses and dissertations and verifying completion of graduation requirements for all students.
Within GS&R, the Research Administration office is responsible for fostering scholarship on campus and providing the oversight of sponsored research grants and contracts on campus. It coordinates the planning, development, recruitment and submission of grants for funding with sponsoring academic units. All research-related grants and contracts must be approved by Research Administration.
The dean of the Graduate School and Research has delegated authority by the Provost to
Approved by the Council of Deans—October 7, 2008