The graduate faculty shall consist of all tenure-track faculty members of the University in the ranks of assistant, associate, or full professor. Administrative officers who hold professorial rank are also members of the graduate faculty. Graduate faculty members may vote and hold office, serve on examining committees, and supervise graduate degree programs, theses, and dissertations.
Lecturers, visiting scholars, artists in residence, clinical-track faculty and other members of the instructional staff may be nominated by their departmental executive for a specified period and scope of membership (i.e., term appointment). Such nominations may be approved by the Graduate College dean upon recommendation of the Graduate Council, if satisfactory evidence is presented to attest to scholarly or artistic qualifications of the nominees and their participation in graduate instruction.