Graduate Faculty are recommended for appointment and continuation by the Graduate Council to the Graduate
Dean. Approval of Graduate Faculty status is based on evidence of scholarly attainment,
active participation in research, scholarly activities which are recognized or commended
by professional organizations in the candidates field, and willingness to direct the
study of graduate students.
Graduate Faculty may be elected to serve as a faculty representative on Graduate Council,
as well as advise graduate students, teach graduate level courses, and serve on thesis
or dissertation committees.
Membership types include:
Regular - tenured faculty with terminal degree in field; associate professor or higher
rank; minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience at senior college or
Associate - untenured faculty with terminal degree in field; hold faculty appointment;
minimum of one year of full time teaching experience at senior college level or evidence
of field experience.
Temporary - faculty member with appropriate degree and experience in teaching field.
Adjunct - not a WKU faculty member who meets Associate status otherwise or presents
equal qualifications based on education and experience specific to the assignment.