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Graduate Faculty Appointment

There is only one graduate faculty of The University of Akron. Within that graduate faculty, members have different responsibilities.

  • Category I:  All members of the graduate faculty
  • Category II:  Those members of the graduate faculty who are granted the ability to direct doctoral dissertations and master's theses
  • Ad Hoc:  Adjunct, part-time, visiting, and other graduate faculty members who may not direct doctoral dissertations or master’s theses or serve on a dissertation committee.

Departments within the College of Education have specific criteria by which faculty are granted Graduate Faculty Status.  See the following department criteria:

Also see University Rule 3359-24-01 for more information