Graduate Faculty Scholars are individuals with special expertise and qualifications that privilege them to participate in graduate education at UCF. Scholars are often not employed by UCF, or have a shorter-term employment affiliation with UCF, such as faculty at other institutions, adjunct instructors, lecturers, or postdoctoral fellows. For the full description of the roles of Graduate Faculty Scholars at UCF, please see the Graduate Council policy.
At least one member of every thesis or dissertation advisory committee must have previous committee experience. If the chair of the thesis or dissertation advisory committee has not served previously on a committee that has graduated a student, another member who has this experience must be designated as the vice chair. Graduate Faculty Scholars who have this experience and are closely engaged in the day-to-day supervision of the thesis or dissertation activities of a student may be appointed as the vice chair. Graduate Faculty Scholars who are eligible to serve as vice chairs are indicated by an asterisk.