- Graduate Assistantships
- Prospective Students
- Current Students
- Faculty and Staff
- 2021 Graduate Expo
The specialized content of courses in graduate programs requires faculty members with a high degree of experience, scholarship, and academic preparation. Nomination and selection as members of the Graduate Faculty ensure that faculty members meet these expectations.
There are three categories of participation in teaching the graduate curriculum. These include Graduate Faculty, Associate Graduate Faculty and Adjunct Graduate Faculty.
Graduate Faculty membership is reserved for tenured/tenure track faculty and selected administrative appointments. Graduate Faculty membership is a five-year appointment with the opportunity for re-appointment. Members of the Graduate Faculty are expected to offer all of the courses and experiences required to assure the quality of each graduate program.
Associate Graduate Faculty membership provides criteria for participation in graduate education by tenure track faculty who lack a terminal degree, annually contracted faculty including those who lack a terminal degree; administrators without faculty rank or Graduate Faculty membership who lack a terminal degree, and staff without faculty rank who lack a terminal degree. Associate Membership is offered on a temporary basis from one to three years, when members of the Graduate Faculty are not available. Associate Members assure that graduate candidates currently enrolled in the program will meet the requirements for the degree program.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty membership provides criteria for participation in graduate education by non-EIU employees. Non-employees are required when specific expertise required for graduate study is not currently available from among the existing Graduate Faculty. Adjunct membership is offered from one to three years so that candidates pursuing their specialized area of study may complete their degree programs.
The links below provide listings of graduate faculty in each college.
The links below provide the policies and nomination forms for graduate faculty status.