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Members

The following text is based on the UBC Senate policy entitled "Faculty Membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies".

The full and unedited text of this policy is available from the UBC Senate.

Faculty Membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is dedicated to maintaining a rich academic environment for every student in the Faculty. Among other things, the Faculty oversees the academic quality and integrity of its graduate programs, and ensures that graduate students are provided with training in research and other scholarly activities of the highest standard.

Faculty Membership

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies consists of the President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Research, the Dean and Associate Deans of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, deans of other faculties, and appropriately qualified members of the University faculty.

Members

Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must be tenured or tenure track (including grant tenured or grant tenure track) faculty members holding the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. Members must be approved by their disciplinary faculty (or functional equivalent) for membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and must meet the criteria established by the graduate programs with which they are affiliated. Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies may supervise graduate students, chair examining committees, and vote at Faculty general meetings.

Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies may continue as members upon retirement, provided they are approved by their disciplinary faculty (or functional equivalent) for membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and continue to meet the criteria established by their graduate program for membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Membership notwithstanding, a retired faculty member may supervise or co-supervise graduate students as provided for by her or his disciplinary faculty.

Persons holding the following ranks are not eligible for membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Adjunct Professors, Honorary Professors, Visiting Professors, Professors of Teaching, Senior Instructors, Instructors, Lecturers, Acting Assistant Professors, UBC Okanagan professors.

Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are listed under the degree programs with which they are associated.

Supervision of Graduate Students by Other Faculty

Members in good standing of the College of Graduate Studies from the UBC Okanagan campus may supervise or co-supervise UBC-V master’s and doctoral students and/or serve on doctoral student supervisory committees without requiring further approval. According to UBC Okanagan Senate Policy O-4, membership in the College of Graduate Studies includes all tenured or tenure-track (including grant tenured or grant tenure-track) faculty members holding the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor approved by their Faculty for membership in the College. These individuals are not members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Other appropriately qualified individuals (e.g., clinical professors, adjunct professors, professors of teaching, senior instructors, or visiting professors) who are actively engaged in research and experienced with graduate education may be approved, upon the recommendation of the head, director, or dean (or functional equivalent) of the graduate programs with which they are affiliated and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to supervise or co-supervise master's and doctoral students and/or serve on doctoral student supervisory committees provided they meet the relevant criteria. These individuals are not members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Approval for individuals who are not members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to serve as members of master's students' supervisory committees is the responsibility of the graduate program concerned.

Teaching

Teaching of graduate courses is the responsibility of the disciplinary unit, department, or faculty.

For more information on the membership policy and administrative procedures, or other UBC Senate policies, please visit the UBC Senate.

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