Graduate Faculty Membership

 

Graduate Faculty Nomination Requirements

The Graduate Faculty nomination requirements encompass policies, which allow for a broad level of inclusion of members while insuring that the graduate faculty are fully qualified to direct graduate training in the MS, PhD and MD/PhD degree programs at LSUHSC-NO.

Introduction

The graduate faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans shall consist of those members of the teaching and research faculties who have been so designated by the Chancellor acting on appropriate nominations. Such designations provide for classification as a Full Member or Associate Member, according to qualifications and experience.

Full Membership (indefinite term, subject to review)

Qualifications for Appointment

  • Rank of assistant professor or above in a department or program offering a graduate degree in the School of Graduate Studies
  • Highest degree appropriate to the health science field.
  • Experience in participation in the direction of graduate research, theses and/or dissertations (as major advisor or member of a committee) or in developing and teaching graduate credit courses in the health sciences.
  • Current and sustained scholarly activities.

Privileges and Responsibilities

  • Full members can serve as voting members of the Advisory Council, engage in all graduate education activities, nominate faculty for membership to the graduate faculty, direct thesis or dissertation research and chair thesis or dissertation committees.

Associate Member (five year term initial appointment, renewed every five years)

Qualifications for Appointment

  • Rank of assistant professor or above in a department or program offering a graduate degree in the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Highest degree appropriate to the health science field or unquestionable evidence of comparable achievement in the field.
  • Scholarly activities.

Privileges and Responsibilities

  • Associate members may engage in all graduate education activities with the exception of serving as voting members of the Advisory Council, independently directing student research or chairing a thesis or dissertation committee. Associate members may direct research or chair a thesis or dissertation committee if the student's committee has a majority of full members of the graduate faculty.