Authority: Dean of the Graduate School
History: First Issued: October 13, 2011.
Contact Info: Dean of the Graduate School (919-515-7956)
1.1 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires that graduate courses be taught by faculty with an earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. To that end the following requirements for the teaching of graduate courses are established:
1.1.1 Both primary and secondary instructors must be graduate faculty in the academic program offering the course or approved non-graduate faculty (see Section 1.3 of the Administrative Handbook, sub-sections C and E).
1.2 All instructors must have an active record in Human Resources.
1.3 Sections of the following courses must be taught by associate or full members of the graduate faculty:
1.3.1 XXX 685 Master’s Supervised Teaching
1.3.2 XXX 686-687 Master’s Other Teaching
1.3.3 XXX 690 Master’s Exams
1.3.4 XXX 691-699 Master’s Research
1.3.5 XXX 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching
1.3.6 XXX 886-887 Doctoral Other Teaching
1.3.7 XXX 890 Doctoral Exams
1.3.8 XXX 891-899 Doctoral Research
1.4 Support personnel do not need to be graduate faculty but they must have 0% teaching load assigned.
1.5 All sections must have valid instructors listed (STAFF or blank is not acceptable).
2. PERMISSION FOR NON-GRADUATE FACULTY TO TEACH GRADUATE COURSES AT NC STATE
2.1 In special cases, the Graduate School gives individuals who are not members of the graduate faculty at NC State permission to teach graduate courses. The Department Head or Director of Graduate Programs submits these requests to the Dean of the Graduate School. The Request for Non-Graduate Faculty to Teach Graduate Courses must include the proposed instructor’s curriculum vitae. Approval by the Dean of the Graduate School is based on the proposed instructor’s credentials being at least equivalent to those of members of the graduate faculty who ordinarily teach the course. The request should be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School at least twenty (20) working days prior to the first day of the first term involved. This status does not allow service on graduate advisory committees (except as External Members or Technical Consultants).