Graduate Committee Faculty System
Appointees to the Graduate Committee Faculty participate in the graduate degree programs of Texas A&M University by serving on graduate student advisory committees. In addition to meeting the credentialing requirements for teaching graduate courses, faculty teaching research courses (such as 691) and other designated courses must also be the members of the Graduate Committee Faculty.
Members of the Graduate Committee Faculty are selected from qualified individuals of the faculty and professional staff of Texas A&M University; from employees of Texas A&M University System agencies such as Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, TEES,and TTI; from employees of affiliated research organizations (such as USDA) located near Texas A&M campus sites, and from affiliated hospitals and clinical organizations.
For Graduate Faculty Committee Guidelines - as approved by the Faculty Senate - which includes details on Graduate Committee Faculty roles and special appointments, click the links below.
Graduate Committee Faculty Guidelines (Updated 2020)
Graduate Committee Faculty Guidelines (2015)
Nomination for membership on the Graduate Committee Faculty is always initiated by the head of the appropriate academic department, intercollegiate faculty, or dean of college (under special circumstances) of Texas A&M University and is processed as discussed in the following sections.
Authorized users may access the Graduate Committee Faculty nomination form by logging into http://gradcom.tamu.edu.
The form must be completed in its entirety and with the appropriate documents uploaded (a current curriculum vitae and - in certain circumstances - a letter of support initiated by a department head, chair of interdisciplinary degree program, or dean providing evidence that the nominee meets the qualifications for the desired role). The nominations will progress through a workflow system to receive the approvals of the department head or chair of intercollegiate faculty, Chair of the Graduate Instruction Committee, and Graduate Operations Committee Dean.
For detailed instructions on the nomination process, see the Graduate Committee FacultySystem User's Guide.
For questions regarding access to or use of the Graduate Committee Faculty site, please contact the Administrative Coordinator at GradCom@tamu.edu or 979-845-3631.