Specific approval of the Dean of the Graduate School is required for each offering of a course for graduate credit by academic faculty who are not current members of the Graduate Faculty. The appropriate form should be submitted and approval obtained prior to scheduling a non-member of the Graduate Faculty to teach a course for graduate credit. Approval to teach a course is specific to a given course and for a limited number of terms not to exceed 3 years, at which time a new application for approval can be submitted. This approval does not confer Graduate Faculty status on the instructor.
Per the Illinois Board of Higher Education 23 Illinois Administrative Code, "faculty teaching in a graduate program shall have a doctorate or terminal degree in the field of instruction. Exceptions may be made for professional experience, equivalent training and other qualifications; however, these should be the exceptions and not the rule in meeting faculty qualification requirements."
Approved by Provost effective 5/7/15
This policy was issued on May 15, 2015, replacing the April 3, 2000 version.
Document Reference: 1C10
Origin: Graduate School; OP 4/10/91; GR 14/15-05