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Graduate committee membership for jointly appointed faculty

Chapter 320 of the Collected Rules and Regulations for the University of Missouri requires that all jointly appointed faculty members have a designated primary appointment and primary department as well as affiliation with one or more involved academic programs. These affiliations affect membership status of jointly appointed faculty on graduate student committees.

Committee chair or adviser

Faculty members may serve as adviser or committee chair when their primary appointment is in the graduate student's home academic program. When the graduate student's home academic program is the involved academic program for a jointly appointed faculty member, this person may serve as chair or adviser with the approval of the director of graduate studies from the student's home academic program.

Committee member

A faculty member can serve as an internal member only when his or her primary appointment is in the graduate student's home academic program. When a graduate student's home academic program is the involved academic program for a jointly appointed faculty member, he or she may serve as either an internal or external member of the committee.

Changes to the committee

Changes to the committee must be submitted on the Change of Committee form.

Committee forms