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Minimum Criteria for Approval of Graduate Faculty Status 
The following minimum criteria must be met for approval as a graduate faculty member:

  • Possession of appropriate terminal degree in his/her field,
  • Evidence of current scholarly productivity (within the last six years) as appropriate for his/her field;
  • Evidence of successful teaching and/or administration at the graduate level within the last six years; and
  • Any additional academic unit criteria on file with The Graduate School for the academic unit.  

Minimum Criteria for Approval of Graduate Instructor Status 
The following minimum criteria must be met for approval as a graduate instructor:

  • Possession of appropriate master's degree in his/her field, preferably working toward appropriate terminal degree;
  • Evidence of current scholarly productivity (within the last six years) as appropriate for his/her field; and 
  • Any additional academic unit criteria on file with The Graduate School for the academic unit.  

The above minimum criteria for graduate instructor must be met for any faculty member who is to teach graduate courses at the 600-level or above.

 

The Graduate Council established the above criteria as minimum acceptable standards for all members of the Graduate Faculty at James Madison University. Individual colleges are encouraged to require additional criteria as appropriate for the particular field of expertise.