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For a complete list of eligibility and responsibilities for each of the Graduate Faculty categories, please visit GAC101 Graduate Faculty Membership

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Category P Membership: The primary purpose of this category is the training graduate students in professional graduate degree programs offered by the Graduate School. This category is appropriate for nomination of Tenure-Line and full-time Non-Tenure-Line faculty whose highest degree is at the master’s level, or who hold a doctorate and may not have a record of scholarly achievement and an active program of research/scholarship, but have professional experience appropriate to the graduate program field.

Nomination for membership in the Graduate Faculty - Category “P”

 

Category R Membership: The primary purpose of this category is the training of graduate students in research doctorate (Ph.D.) and research masters’ (M.S. and M.A.) degree programs offered by the Graduate School. Category R membership is restricted to those full-time faculty members who are assigned significant responsibilities in graduate education and research. This category is appropriate for Tenure-Line faculty who hold a research doctorate; Tenure-line faculty who hold a professional doctorate and have a record of scholarly achievement and an active program of research/scholarship appropriate to the graduate program field; and full-time Non-Tenure-Line faculty who hold a research doctorate or professional doctorate and have a record of scholarly achievement and an active program of research/scholarship appropriate to the graduate program field.

Nomination for membership in the Graduate Faculty - Category “R”

On recommendation of the head of the graduate program and with approval from the dean of the Graduate School, appropriately qualified individuals may be given special approval to teach specific graduate-level courses.

 

Requests for Approval to Teach 500- and 800-Level Courses should be submitted to Wendy Williams ([email protected]) no later than five weeks prior to the start of the semester. 

 

Note that these requests are only necessary for faculty who do not hold graduate faculty membership.

Penn State offers dual enrollment to high school students who would like to attend a Penn State campus to take university-level courses that supplement their high school curriculum. Qualified students earn university credits and experience the workload of a university class through this program.

 

Teaching Dually Enrolled Courses

The Penn State Bookstore, in partnership with Penn State University, is excited to introduce the new BNC Adoption & Insights Portal, (replacing FacultyEnlight and AIP for short) as your source for researching and adopting course materials.
 

Note: You do not need to resubmit requests that were submitted prior to the new site going live!