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Grad Faculty Application

Quality programs begin with quality faculty. Members of the Graduate Faculty at EKU have agreed to undergo a periodic review of their teaching, scholarly, and service activities to demonstrate continuous contributions to their respective academic disciplines.

Faculty service in the Graduate School is divided into three categories:

  1. Initial Graduate Faculty Appointment (Associate)
  2. Graduate Faculty
  3. Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty

Recommendation for service in any of these categories begins with the department chair and must be approved by the dean of the college and the Graduate Council.

The supervision of theses or dissertations and service as a chair of a Graduate Advisory Committee is restricted to Graduate Faculty. Normally service on Graduate Advisory or Graduate Examination Committees and teaching graduate courses is restricted to Graduate Faculty or Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty.

CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS FOR SERVICE IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

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Initial Appointment - Associate Graduate Faculty

New faculty on their initial tenure-track appointment may apply for Associate Graduate Faculty through a simplified application. Generally, applicants for Initial Appointment - Associate Graduate Faculty status must meet the following criteria:

Educational Background and Tenure Status

  • Hold a full-time tenure/tenure-track appointment at EKU;

  • Have earned the highest degree normally awarded in the field

Duration of Status

Initial Appointment - Associate Graduate Faculty status is granted for two years. After that time, faculty must apply for and be approved as Associate or Full Graduate Faculty

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Graduate Faculty

Generally, applicants for Graduate Faculty status must meet the following criteria:

Educational Background and Tenure Status

  • Hold a full-time tenure/tenure-track appointment at EKU;

  • Have earned the highest degree normally awarded in the field

  • Have a teaching record of at least three graduate or upper-division undergraduate level courses during the past two years.

  • Have a recommendation from the department chair indicting quality teaching at the upper-divison or graduate level

Scholarly or Creative Activities

Applicants must provide evidence of at least TWO scholarly activities conducted within the past five years from activities listed below.  

Scholarly Activities:

  • Refereed article in a regional or national professional journal

  • A regional or national juried performance or exhibit

  • Substantial contribution to professional literature (e.g., chapter of a book with a recognized academic publisher)

  • Awarded or approved grant proposal from competitive external agencies

  • Presentation at a regional or national professional meeting related to their field

Scholarly, Creative or Service Activities

Applicants must provide evidence of at least ONE scholarly or service activities conducted within the past five years from activities listed below. 

Scholarly or Service Activities:

  • Refereed article in a regional or national professional journal

  • A regional or national juried performance or exhibit

  • Substantial contribution to professional literature (e.g., chapter of a book with a recognized academic publisher)

  • Awarded or approved grant proposal from competitive external agencies

  • Presentation at a regional or national professional meeting related to their field

  • Leadership in professional organizations

  • Grant proposal submitted to a competitive external agency

Duration of Status

Graduate Faculty status must be renewed every five years unless the faculty member has Professor Rank, in which case the Graduate Faculty status will be permanent.

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Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty

A faculty member teaching graduate or post-baccalaureate clinical, practicum, or internship courses who holds at least a master’s degree in the teaching discipline and has certification/licensure or demonstrated clinical/practice leadership in a specialization relevant to the course content may apply for Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty status.  Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty will be teaching specified graduate courses and may have limited responsibilities and privileges related to the graduate education at EKU.

Generally, applicants for Clinical/Practitioner Graduate Faculty status must meet the following criteria:

Educational Background and Tenure Status

  • Hold at least a master’s degree in the teaching discipline and must have certification/licensure or demonstrated clinical/practice leadership in a specialization relevant to the course content

Experience and Leadership

  • Two to five years (depending on discipline specific accreditation requirements) practice experience in the teaching area at the advanced level.
  • Leadership role in practice or in the profession.

Required Evidence of Experience

  • List of undergraduate and/or graduate courses taught during the last five years
  • List of comprehensive examination or thesis committees on which the applicant has served.   
  • The nomination form must be accompanied by the faculty’s teaching evaluations or a letter from the department chair giving evidence of excellent teaching.

Duration of Status

Must be renewed every five years

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