GFC Recommendations—Automatic Appointment of Tenure/Tenure-track Faculty

Current appointment procedures for Graduate Faculty specify that all appointments must be handled in the following manner:

Graduate faculty appointment and retention decisions are made by the dean of the Graduate School with recommendations and advice from department heads/chairs, deans of colleges and schools, and the Graduate Faculty Council.

Recommendation for Graduate Faculty status is made in writing by the department head/chair of the appropriate unit or by the deans of the Schools of Business and Forestry. These recommendations are forwarded to the college dean, where appropriate, and then to the dean of the Graduate School.

The Graduate Faculty Council recommends the adoption of the following policy with regard to the appointment of new tenure and tenure-track faculty:

For tenure and tenure-track faculty, appointment to the Graduate Faculty will be concurrent with their initial appointment, and is made with the approval of the dean of the Graduate School.