Graduate Student Handbook

2.2 The Graduate Faculty

The Graduate Faculty is composed of the faculty members of the University approved by their graduate programs and the Graduate School to teach, advise, examine, and direct the research of graduate students. Normally, this is not an issue for students, as the appropriate faculty status has been assured by the various departments. There are, however, at least two instances in which a problem may arise: 1) registering for courses that are taught by persons without graduate faculty status (see Section 4.4 of this handbook), and 2) proposing master’s or doctoral committee members who do not have graduate faculty status (see Section 3.3 and 3.4).