Summary: Graduate Faculty Appointment and Reappointment Policy
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Faculty status at the University of Georgia is required for all faculty teaching
advanced-level (8000 and 9000) graduate courses, as well as for those serving as chair of
master's and doctoral committees.
Graduate Faculty members must teach graduate courses effectively, engage in research of
high quality, and direct the work of graduate students so that they progress toward
graduation in a timely manner. A faculty member's failure to meet these expectations will
result in removal from the Graduate Faculty.
In the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, appointment/reappointment to the Graduate
Faculty will be decided at the department/school level.
Appointment of new tenured and tenure-track faculty members will include Graduate
Faculty status. Departmental and College recommendations on promotion and tenure
will constitute a vote for appointment to Graduate Faculty. Departmental
recommendations must be reported to the Dean of the Franklin College and must include
a letter of support from the unit head, the departmental vote, and the faculty member's
Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, graduate faculty reappointments will be
decided during the post-tenure review process. All graduate faculty in the department
should vote on reappointment decisions, and that vote must be reported to the Arts and