Jul 20, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appendix M


APPENDIX M

GUIDELINES FOR SERVICE ON GRADUATE DEGREE COMMITTEES

 

Service on graduate degree committees is directly related to academic credentials and experience in research and graduate student mentoring. Graduate Faculty members at Purdue University are divided into two major classifications, “Regular” and “Special”. To be appointed as a “Regular”, the individual must be a tenure track, clinical, or emeritus faculty member, a professor of practice, or a research faculty with a departmental affiliation. A “Special” appointment may be approved for an individual who does not meet the conditions required for “Regular” appointment, yet who can contribute special expertise to the work of graduate students.

 

A primary guiding principle for all requests is that they originate in the department with the Graduate School providing the highest classification requested by the department within the governing classification structure. The latter precept ensures that departments maintain control over faculty status assignments because they know who is best qualified to serve on graduate committees. It should be emphasized that the Graduate Status Policy provides the highest levels possible for a faculty member who meets the criteria. However, graduate status is not an entitlement or guarantee that the faculty will receive the level or status for which they might qualify; the decision of appropriate level of status for any faculty resides with the department and its governing faculty.

 

LIST OF CLASSIFICATIONS OF GRADUATE FACULTY SERVING ON GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEES

 

GRADUATE FACULTY: REGULAR APPOINTMENT

 

R.1       Tenure-track, clinical, emeritus faculty, research faculty with a departmental affiliation, or professors of practice that hold a doctoral degree with a dissertation.

 

R.2       Tenure-track, clinical, emeritus faculty, research faculty with a departmental affiliation, or professors of practice that hold a doctoral degree without a dissertation.

 

R.3       Tenure-track, clinical, emeritus faculty, research faculty with a departmental affiliation, or professors of practice that hold a master’s degree with a thesis.

 

R.4       Tenure-track, clinical, emeritus faculty, research faculty with a departmental affiliation, or professors of practice that hold a master’s degree without a thesis.

 

 

GRADUATE FACULTY: SPECIAL APPOINTMENT

 

S.1        University faculty members who were “Regular” members of the Graduate Faculty at Purdue University and served but who are no longer at Purdue. This status has a default term of 1-year but is renewable.

 

S.2        Research faculty without departmental affiliation, Purdue employees (including LTL, CTL, adjunct, visiting, post-doctoral and other non-faculty staff) and non-Purdue employees that hold a doctoral degree with a dissertation.

 

S.3        Research faculty without departmental affiliation, Purdue employees (including LTL, CTL, adjunct, visiting, post-doctoral and other non-faculty staff) and non-Purdue employees that hold a doctoral degree without a dissertation.

 

S.4        Research faculty without departmental affiliation, Purdue employees (including LTL, CTL, adjunct, visiting, post-doctoral and other non-faculty staff) and non-Purdue employees that hold a master’s degree with a thesis.

 

S.5        Research faculty without departmental affiliation, Purdue employees (including LTL, CTL, adjunct, visiting, post-doctoral and other non-faculty staff) and non-Purdue employees that hold a master’s degree without a thesis.

 

Service on Doctoral Committees with a Dissertation Completion Requirement

 

1. Required classification to be a member of a doctoral committee

R.1, R.2, S.1, S.2

2. Required classification to be a doctoral committee co-chair

R.1, S.1, S.2

3. Required classification to be a doctoral committee chair

R.1, S.1

 

Service on Doctoral Committees without a Dissertation Completion Requirement

 

1. Required classification to be a member of a doctoral committee

R.1, R.2, S.1, S.2, S.3

2. Required classification to be a doctoral committee co-chair

R.1, R.2, S.1, S.2, S.3

3. Required classification to be a doctoral committee chair

R.1, S.1

 

Service on Master’s Committees with a Thesis Completion Requirement

 

1. Required classification to be a member of a master’s committee

R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4

2. Required classification to be a master’s committee co-chair

R.1, R.2, R.3, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4

3. Required classification to be a master’s committee chair

R.1, R.2, R.3, S.1

 

Service on Master’s Committees without a Thesis Completion Requirement

 

1. Required classification to be a member of a master’s committee

R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5

2. Required classification to be a master’s committee co-chair

R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5

3. Required classification to be a master’s committee chair

R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, S.1

 

 

 

 

***Guidelines for Former Purdue Graduate Faculty to Serve as Chair of Graduate Degree Committees***

 

With the approval of the academic college/school dean, a department head may request approval for a former regular Graduate Faculty at Purdue University to continue to serve on graduate student committees.  Approval for S1 status is typically granted for one-year, beginning with the faculty member’s date of departure. S1 status can be renewed until the faculty’s students have completed their degrees but it is assumed that the faculty are not taking on or being assigned new students.