Note: All graduate committees should normally consist of tenured and tenure-track
faculty. Other instructors at University of Memphis, untenured or non-tenure track
instructors from other institutions, and unaffiliated scholars, with appropriate graduate
faculty status may serve, but only with the approval of the committee chair and by
a formal petition to the Graduate Studies Committee providing a full explanation of
the reasons for the request.
Although the name is confusing, the form to use for all committee appointments is
the one the Graduate School calls the “Thesis/Dissertation Faculty Committee” form,
available at http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/pdfs/committee_form.pdf (pdf).
Every time you change your committee, you must fill this out, get all committee signatures,
and submit it to the office and Graduate Coordinator. The office will pass it on to
the Graduate School when this is necessary.