Dissertation Committees: Graduate School Policy on Departing Faculty


Retired faculty who have been nominated or granted emeritus status who were members of the GSC at retirement may request continued membership on that GSC with approval of the senior vice provost and dean of graduate studies. Such requests should be accompanied by the recommendation of the appropriate GSC, and be submitted to the graduate school by the GSC chair. If approved, the continued GSC membership of emeritus-elect or emeritus faculty should be reviewed annually by the GSC. Such faculty may serve on student committees as a GSC member or as a co-supervisor, but may not serve as a sole supervisor. In the event that a GSC member of a dissertation committee terminates employment with the university, except as discussed above, an additional current GSC member must be added to the committee. A former faculty member may remain on the dissertation committee, but will assume status as an outside committee member.


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