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Faculty Status

Full-time Rootstown-based and/or affiliated faculty are eligible to apply for one of two categories of graduate faculty status:

Primary Graduate Faculty

There are three levels of primary graduate faculty appointments. Privileges are based on a faculty member meeting the criteria as outlined below and program need. Graduate faculty levels vary in the level of teaching and supervision of graduate students.

The level (I, II, or III) of a primary appointment is determined by the Graduate Faculty Council (GFC) and the appropriate program(s) by the Program Director with ultimate approval by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Level I Criteria:

  1. Has an earned doctorate or the equivalent in a professional field or possess a terminal degree appropriate to the specialty or equivalent qualifications.
  2. Has demonstrated scholarship within the field of expertise.

 

Someone meeting these criteria may:

  • Teach graduate coursework
  • Serve on a Master’s committee
  • Oversee scholarly work, e.g. a Capstone project

 

Level II Criteria: Meet the requirements of level I and:

  1. Has experience in graduate education
  2. Has demonstrated scholarship via publication within the field of expertise

 

Someone meeting these requirements may do Level I and:

  • Direct a master’s thesis
  • Serve on a Dissertation committee
  • Director a Doctoral Dissertation with an advisor*

 

Level III Criteria Meet the requirements of Levels I and II, and:

  1. Has earned a doctorate degree
  2. Member of the tenure-track or tenured core faculty of the University
  3. Has served on a Doctoral Dissertation committee

 

Someone meeting these requirements may do levels I and II as well as:

  • Direct a Doctoral Dissertation

 

Graduate Faculty will have their status reviewed every three (3) years.

*An advisor is someone who holds a Primary Graduate Faculty Level III appointment.

Adjunct Graduate Faculty

The Level (I or II) of the Adjunct appointment is determined by the program director with ultimate approval by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

  • Level I Criteria:
    1. Has an earned doctorate or the equivalent in a professional field or possess a terminal degree appropriate to the specialty or equivalent qualifications.
    2. Has demonstrated scholarship within the field of expertise.

     

    Someone meeting these criteria may:

    • Teach graduate coursework
    • Serve on a Master’s committee
    • Oversee scholarly work, e.g. a Capstone project

     

    Level II Criteria: Meet the requirements of level I and:

    1. Has experience in graduate education
    2. Has demonstrated scholarship via publication within the field of expertise

     

    Someone meeting these requirements may do Level I and:

    • Direct a master’s thesis
    • Serve on a Dissertation committee
    • Director a Doctoral Dissertation with an advisor*

     

    Adjunct graduate faculty will have their status reviewed every three (3) years.

    
    

    *An advisor is someone who holds a Primary Graduate Faculty Level III appointment.

Apply

Application process for membership to the University Graduate Faculty.

Required documents:

  • Cover letter requesting appointment
  • C.V.  including the following information:
    • Current research activities
    • Current and pending funding
    • Publications and other scholarship
    • Experience with graduate education
    • Other information pertinent to the appointment

 

The request for membership is submitted to the departmental chairperson. Upon review of the material he/she forwards the material with a recommendation to the Graduate Faculty Council.

The Council approves or disapproves the recommendation and informs the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies who notifies the applicant of the decision of Council. An applicant may appeal a decision directly to the Council.

Contact

Nona Hose
Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330.325.6499
Email: nhose@neomed.edu