Privileges and Responsibilities


Full Member

Members determine policies of the Graduate School, engage in all graduate education activities, and nominate faculty for membership on the graduate faculty. Doctoral general and final examination committees must include two full Members of the graduate faculty, including one from the major department.

Associate Member

Associate members may engage in all graduate education activities. They may chair a thesis committee if that committee includes at least one full Member of the graduate faculty from the major department. They may chair a dissertation committee if that committee includes at least one full Member of the graduate faculty from the major department.

Affiliate/Ex Officio Member

Affiliate members and Ex Officio members may serve as members of thesis, dissertation, and examination committees but may not normally chair one of these committees or determine policies of the graduate faculty. Affiliate members who have a continuing and particularly close association with a graduate instructional program may, at the special request of the department, be given permission to chair committees.