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Faculty Resources

Facilitation of Faculty Resources and Governance

Graduate Education & Research facilitates numerous resources for faculty, including scholarly travel funding, graduate faculty status, and graduate faculty governance.  For additional information and resources beyond this summary, faculty and staff may visit the internal resources page.

Scholarly Activity Fund

The Scholarly Activity Fund supports travel for eligible full-time faculty to state/regional, national, or international professional meetings or events to present their scholarly papers, exhibits, and musical or dramatic performances. Funding is provided up to the following amounts based upon distance of travel: $750 for state/regional (less than 350 miles from Warrensburg), $1,000 for national (greater than 350 miles from Warrensburg), or $1,500 for international (outside the 50 United States). Total amount for the fiscal year may not exceed $1,000 unless traveling internationally in which case $1,500 for the fiscal year is provided.

Funding Categories

  • Category 1 - Scholarly Presentation, Performance, or Exhibition
  • Category 2 - Professional Duties (leadership of professional organizations in elected roles)
  • Category 3 - New First and Second Year Faculty Member (attendance at conferences to prepare for future scholarly activities)
  • Category 4 -  Student Sponsor (for the dissemination of scholarly work performed by students under a faculty member's guidance, which requires supervision or collaboration of the faculty member)

Graduate Faculty Status

Full Graduate Faculty Status provides the privilege to

  • Teach all courses in the program offered for graduate credit;
  • Be eligible to chair committees overseeing graduate students’ capstone experiences, such as theses, research papers, and final projects;
  • Be eligible to serve as program coordinators and graduate student advisors;
  • Be members of the Graduate Faculty Assembly with all voting privileges;
  • Be eligible to serve on the Graduate Council

 

Associate Graduate Faculty Status provides the privilege to

  • Teach courses offered for graduate credit for which the person has been approved;
  • Be eligible to serve on committees, but not chair, overseeing graduate students’ capstone experiences, such as theses, research papers, and final projects;
  • Be members of the Graduate Faculty Assembly with limited voting privileges (i.e., may not elect members to Graduate Council)

 

Graduate Faculty Status Criteria

Graduate Faculty Status Application

Faculty Scholar Award

Nominations for the 2020 Faculty Scholar Award.  This award,  sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education & Research (GER), recognizes exceptional merit in scholarly and creative work of full-time faculty at the University of Central Missouri.  

Apply Here

Graduate Faculty Assembly

The Graduate Faculty Assembly (GFA) is the governing body of graduate programs for the University of Central Missouri. The GFA is comprised of all members of the Graduate Faculty and administrators assigned to Graduate Studies. Recognizing that input from graduate faculty is crucial to the quality of graduate education, the GFA provides a forum for discussion of graduate education issues and elects members to the Graduate Council (GC).

Meetings Agenda and Minutes

 

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council serves as an administrative committee for the Provost/Chief Learning Officer and the Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Services. The GC serves as a recommending body to Graduate Education and Research and all graduate functions of Graduate and International Student Services and the Registrar. The Graduate Council functions as the main recommending body to the director of Graduate Education and Research on all issues central to: the development and advancement of the university’s vision with regard to graduate education and research, the development and review of University policies and procedures for graduate education as set forth in the Graduate Catalog, the review and recommendation of curricula (including program admissions requirements, courses, degrees, and certificates), the monitoring of graduate program quality, and the review of all full graduate-faculty status requests.

Graduate Council Membership Roster

Graduate Curriculum 

Contact

Graduate Education & Research
Ward Edwards 1900
Tel: (660) 543-4729

 

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