To do so, the DGS must:
In addition to responsibilities associated with the processing required application, admission, matriculation, and graduation paperwork, activities such as recruitment and advising also require a fundamental personal and individualized investment of time by the DGS.
Because of the important role the DGS plays in leading curricular and programmatic change, and because the DGS often serves as a mediator in various graduate student/faculty disagreements, it is desirable that the role be filled by a person already tenured and with the rank of associate professor or higher. However, at any rank, it is vital that the important work done by the DGS is recognized in departmental and college merit review processes.
Developed by an ad hoc committee of directors of graduate studies at the request of the vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the Office of Graduate Studies. November 2001. Reviewed and accepted by a meeting of directors of graduate studies on 11/15/01 with the recommendation to bring this to the Graduate Faculty Senate for adoption. Adopted by the Graduate Faculty Senate on 11/27/01.