Graduate School

Graduate Faculty Nomination Process

As a member of Wright State’s faculty, your engagement is the key to the success of our students and our university. Your involvement in teaching, research, and program administration sets the stage for an academic experience which is second to none. 

If you are unable to find the information you want, please feel free to contact the Graduate School via the email address or telephone numbers listed below.

Criteria (per Policy 2160.3)

Regular graduate faculty membership may be granted to nominees who meet all of criteria a through d below:

  1. an appropriate terminal degree for graduate instruction in the field;
  2. a demonstrated involvement in graduate instruction through teaching and, where applicable, graduate student supervision;
  3. a current (within the past seven years) and relevant record of scholarly or creative accomplishment through metrics such as research, publications, professional activities, and/or creative work (as appropriate to the field);
  4. rank of assistant professor or above in a degree-granting academic unit at Wright State University.

Regular Graduate Faculty membership is normally granted for a period of seven years.

Associate graduate faculty membership may be granted to nominees who:

  1. satisfy criteria (a), (b), and (c) above

       OR

  1. satisfy criteria specific to the relevant discipline or course(s) as previously approved by the Graduate Faculty Membership Committee. Faculty-approved, discipline-specific, criteria will be used in all cases where they exist.

Associate Graduate Faculty status is normally granted for a period of seven years

Process

In order to nominate a candidate for Graduate Faculty Membership, please complete the following steps:

  1. The nomination's originator should fill out the Graduate Faculty Membership Nomination Cover Sheet, print it, and attach it to the appropriate documentation as follows:
    1. For nominees who are fully affiliated Wright State faculty:
      1. The nominator should attach the nomination cover sheet to a hard copy of the nominee's current Curriculum Vitae (for appropriate format and content for the CV, see Appendix B, pp. 156-58 of the WSU/AAUP-WSU Collective Bargaining Agreement) and forward the resulting packet to the appropriate regular graduate faculty subject matter experts, who should carefully review and, as appropriate, verify the relevant information. (For additional guidance in completing the cover sheet's recommendation table, you may wish to consult the examples at the bottom of this page.)
    2. For nominees who are NOT fully affiliated Wright State faculty, nominated for teaching privileges:
      1. The nominator should attach the nomination cover sheet to a hard copy of the required documentation for Faculty Credentials per Policy 2035.2, then forward the resulting packet to the appropriate regular graduate faculty subject matter experts. (For additional guidance in completing the cover sheet's recommendation table, you may wish to consult the examples at the bottom of this page.)
    3. For nominees who are NOT fully affiliated Wright State faculty, nominated for committee service only:
      1. The nominator should attach the nomination cover sheet to a hard copy of the nominee's Curriculum Vitae (for appropriate format and content for the CV, see Appendix B, pp. 156-58 of the WSU/AAUP-WSU Collective Bargaining Agreement), which should include information regarding scholarly or creative accomplishment through metrics such as research, publications, professional activities, and/or creative work (as appropriate to the field).
    4. For any nominees who do not meet criteria a, b, and c above:
      1. If discipline-specific alternative criteria have been approved, reference the appropriate criteria at the bottom of page one on the nomination cover sheet.
      2. If discipline-specific alternative criteria have not been approved, submit an appropriate document per the process outlined below (under "Approval of Alternative Criteria").
  2. Each row of the nomination form's recommendation table must be completed by the party listed in the leftmost column, and the party should then sign on the appropriate line of the cover sheet's second page. In the appropriate columns, each recommender should indicate the following:
    1. the status for which the candidate is being recommended (Regular or Associate);
    2. the specific course(s) the candidate is being recommended to teach (list by prefix and number, such as ENG 7020, or by inclusive range, such as CHM 5120-8990);
    3. whether the candidate is being recommended to serve on committees, and at what level(s) (i.e., master's, doctoral, or both);
    4. whether the candidate is being recommended as eligible to direct doctoral dissertation committees. Please note that doctoral committee directors must hold Regular Graduate Faculty status, and meet any program-specific criteria to direct doctoral dissertations.
    5. Obtain the first three required signatures as indicated on the second page of the cover sheet.
  3. When the first four rows of the recommendation table are complete and the corresponding signatures have been obtained, the packet should be forwarded to the Graduate School, where the dean will review the packet and follow the procedure described in Policy 2160.5.

Approval of Alternative Criteria

If your department or program wishes to propose criteria other than criteria (a), (b), or (c) in the first paragraph of Policy 2160.3, please submit a copy of the proposed alternative criteria along with the appropriate cover sheet (link below), completed as directed.

Examples of Recommendation Tables

The first table below indicates the following recommendations:

  • The nomination's originator recommends the candidate be approved for associate status to
    • teach two courses: PHY 6450 and PHY 6460
    • serve on master's committees in physics
  • The representative of the subject matter experts recommends that the candidate be approved for associate status to teach the two courses, but not to serve on master's committees.
  • The college dean concurs with the representative of the subject matter experts.
Recommend by: Regular Status Associate Status Teach (course nos.) Committee member (master's, doctoral, discipline) Committed director (master's, doctoral, discipline)
Department chair, program director or department or program faculty committee   X PHY 6450, PHY 6460 PHY Master's  
Representative of the regular graduate faculty subject matter experts   X PHY 6450, PHY 6460    
College Dean   X PHY 6450, PHY 6460    

The table below indicates the following recommendations:

  • The nomination's originator recommends the candidate be approved for regular status to
    • teach the range of courses PHY 5150- PHY 8990
    • serve on master's committees in physics and chemistry
  • The representative of the subject matter experts recommends that the candidate be approved for regular status to teach the range of courses and to serve on master's committees in physics, but not to serve on master's committees in chemistry.
  • The college dean concurs with the representative of the subject matter experts.
Recommend by: Regular Status Associate Status Teach (course nos.) Committee member (master's, doctoral, discipline) Committed director (master's, doctoral, discipline)
Department chair, program director or department or program faculty commmittee X   PHY 5150 - PHY 8990 PHY Master's
CHM Master's
 
Representative of the regular graduate faculty subject matter experts X   PHY 5150 - PHY 8990 PHY Master's  
College Dean X   PHY 5150 - PHY 8990 PHY Master's