Eligibility for Faculty to Pursue Graduate Degree

A faculty member at any rank may take coursework toward a degree at the University if he or she has the approval of the dean of his or her college or school. Members of the Graduate Faculty must also obtain approval of the Graduate Dean. Upon enrollment in a graduate program, graduate faculty membership, and faculty rank or role in any department in which the coursework is being taken, will be suspended. The suspended faculty rank and role, including graduate faculty membership, will be automatically reinstated upon completion of the graduate degree or departure from the degree program. Any member of the faculty may, with the approval of the dean and of the instructors concerned, take courses for credit as non-degree seeking students without changing his or her faculty status. Arrangements to audit classes or to take courses for credit are made through the School of Graduate Studies and/or Registrar’s Office. (Reference: UND Faculty Handbook)