157.2 Graduate Faculty

Created by: Pat Teague on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 50 - Faculty Status
Originator: Academic Administration
Current File: 157.2
Adoption Date: 01/15/1999
Reviewed for Currency: 02/28/2018
Replaces File: 157.2
Date of Origin: 02/09/1987
Classification: Faculty
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157.2 Graduate Faculty


A. Background

Since Furman University is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts college, most of the courses which comprise the graduate program are taught by the regular full-time faculty or visiting faculty who offer special expertise.


B. Policy

Faculty teaching graduate-level courses must have an earned doctorate in the discipline in which they teach or be qualified by significant experience and/or scholarly or creative activity.


C. Guidelines

1. Furman University faculty teaching graduate courses or advanced undergraduate courses to which graduate students are admitted for graduate credit should have the doctor's degree in the discipline in which they are teaching. Exceptions must meet Criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

2. Non-Furman faculty must be appointed on a temporary basis. These individuals will normally hold the doctorate, although in some cases experience and/or scholarly or creative activity may substitute for the doctorate.

3. Faculty teaching graduate-level courses must be approved by the Executive Director of Graduate and Evening Studies in consultation with the appropriate department chair or Center, Institute, or program director.