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Qualifications of Instructor

See Course Approval Form: Instructor name/ Official Instructor Title

Rackham expects that the bulk of graduate level classes will be taught by tenured and tenure-track members of the faculty. However, departments may choose to support their curricula by offering a limited number of courses designed and/or taught by qualified adjunct members of the faculty.

Attracting and maintaining a highly qualified faculty is ensured through the University’s hiring, promotion, and tenure processes. Persons not on the tenure track, such as lecturers and instructors, cannot be assumed to meet the criteria used in these decisions. For example, their professional duties do not usually require them to conduct an independent research program. Therefore, using Lecturers, Instructors, or other adjunct or guest faculty to teach graduate level courses should be the exception rather than the rule.