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Graduate Faculty Membership

Graduate Faculty Membership is awarded to CSU faculty who are recommended by their Department Chairs and Deans and approved by the
Graduate Council. Faculty may be granted full, associate, or provisional status based on qualifications that are consistent with SACSCOC
guidelines and are identified in the document Qualifications for Graduate Faculty Membership. Only faculty who have been approved for
Graduate Faculty Membership are eligible to teach graduate level (5000G and above) courses.

It should be noted that the list of those who currently hold membership in the Graduate Faculty have been approved based on the length
of the appointment/approval periods in effect at the time. For example, the appointment period for full faculty status in 2012-2013 was five
years; those faculty will need to seek reapproval to teach at the graduate level for 2017-2018. The appointment period for full graduate
faculty status was changed in 2013-2014 to a period of three years; faculty approved in 2013-14 as full graduate faculty will need to be
approved again in 2016-2017. The faculty rank listed was the rank at the time of appointment and will be updated each time a faculty
member is reviewed for membership in the graduate faculty.

The following documents are meant to provide guidance to faculty seeking Graduate Faculty Membership and to guide Chairs, Deans, and
members of the Graduate Council as applications are completed each year.