Graduate School Approved Faculty on Committees

PROCEDURE TO HAVE FIXED-TERM MSU FACULTY, ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS, SUPPORT STAFF, AND NON-MSU INDIVIDUALS SERVE ON GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEES

Mentoring is essential for graduate student development, and committee members are key mentors. A student's committee should support the many dimensions of their academic, career, and professional development. The Graduate School recognizes that fixed term faculty, academic specialists, support staff, and colleagues from outside MSU can bring valuable, diverse expertise to student committees.

Individual Approvals

An individual approval allows a qualified person to serve on or chair a graduate committee for an individual student.

Blanket Approvals

Unlike approval for an individual student, a blanket approval allows an employee to serve on committees for any student in specific graduate programs.