Graduate Faculty Membership and Endorsement
Graduate Faculty Listing (.xlsx). All tenured or tenure-track members of the faculty are automatically appointed to the graduate faculty.
Emeritus Graduate Faculty Listing (.xlsx).
To direct dissertations, faculty must have a departmental endorsement. Additionally, at least half the members of each dissertation committee must have the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations. Since different departments have varying policies regarding endorsements, these endorsements are not automatically conferred.
To secure endorsement for a member of the graduate faculty, the department chair must send a brief nomination memo directly to Associate Dean David Daleke in the University Graduate School (111 Kirkwood Hall). As described in the Graduate Council resolution below, the memo should indicate that this endorsement nomination is supported by a departmental vote or advisory committee, and/or include a current vita.
Newly Accepted Nominations (.pdf). This is a list of endorsement nominations we received after the most recent deadline. They have all been approved by the University Graduate School and will be sent to the Dean of the Faculties with our next update. Updates generally occur in October and February.
POLICY FOR NOMINATING FACULTY TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE
(approved by the Graduate Council, Oct. 4, 2004)
"All tenure-track faculty are granted graduate faculty status at the time of appointment. Non-tenure-track faculty or other appointees (such as research scientists) can also be appointed to graduate faculty status for a term not to exceed their employment contract; the nominating department should send a brief memo and a copy of the faculty member's vita.
An endorsement to chair doctoral dissertation committees is granted separately from graduate faculty status by a vote of a departmental advisory or steering committee, or by a majority vote of the departmental graduate faculty with the endorsement in a program or department authorized to offer the PhD, or by some other review process appropriate for the unit. Faculty who receive this endorsement must hold a regular faculty appointment at Indiana University, but do not necessarily have to hold that appointment within the unit conferring the endorsement. However, if the faculty member is appointed outside the unit conferring the endorsement, s/he must participate substantially in doctoral education within the department or program conferring the endorsement. The program director or chair shall notify the Dean of the Graduate School of the election of the faculty to this status.
In addition, graduate faculty status with or without endorsement to chair PhD dissertation committees may be granted by the Dean of the Graduate School upon successful petition by the head of the faculty member's unit. The head should send a brief memo explaining the request with a copy of the vita.
Graduate faculty status can be revoked for egregious behavior or scholarly or scientific misconduct by the Dean of the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the Graduate School Council."
Following the 2004 Graduate Council resolution, "full" members of the graduate faculty became members of the graduate faculty with the endorsement to chair doctoral committees; "associate" members became members of the graduate faculty. (The terms "full" and "associate" are no longer used in this context.)