- Academic Freedom
- Academic Workload
- Animal Subjects in Research and Teaching
- Conflict of Interest in Research
- Controlled Substances in Research
- Doctoral Equivalency
- Educational Training in Animal Research
- Educational Training in Human Participants Protection for Investigators
- Educational Training in Human Participants Protection for IRB Members and IRB Administrative Personnel
- Educational Training in Responsible Conduct of Research
- Employee Training
- Institutional Review of Research Involving Human Participants
- Intellectual Property Policy
- Professional Leave of Absence
- Research Misconduct
- Whistleblower Policy
- Direct and Indirect Costs
- Equipment Purchase Policy
- Grant Submission Policy
- Multiple Submissions
- Salary Savings from Sponsored Projects
Procedure Guidelines and Schedules
- Application Types
- Closure - Final Reporting
- Definition of Exempt Research
- Failure to Report: Deviation or Violation
- Failure to Report: Status Report
- Grants, Contracts and Cooperative Agreements
- IACUC Procedures
- Sponsored Programs Guidelines & Procedures
In claiming doctoral equivalency, the applicant must demonstrate a depth and range of planned and evaluated professional activity that would be comparable to that accepted for the award of an earned doctoral degree in a given discipline by a fully accredited and recognized university. Included in the professional activity are
professional, academic experiences of such quality, quantity and sequence as to be comparable to doctoral-level courses required in accredited programs;
professional academic expertise having the same thoroughness, breadth and depth as is verified by doctoral comprehensive examinations;
research or creative achievement acceptable on the doctoral level, presented professionally and evaluated by distinguished members of the discipline field;
demonstrated proficiency in foreign languages or similar competencies required for doctoral level research or creative achievement.
Implicit in doctoral equivalency is a commitment of time as well as financial commitment commonly made by those who attain an earned doctorate.
Certain activities are considered supplemental and performed by those already holding earned doctorates. These activities are not acceptable in establishing equivalency. They may, however, be relevant to the fulfillment of other criteria required for advancement in rank or for tenure.
It is recommended that a faculty member obtain a professional advisor in the given discipline to serve as a facilitator in planning a program of activities that could lead to the establishment of doctoral equivalency. Such a projected program, however, would not imply endorsement by the Rank and Tenure Committee.
All applications based on doctoral equivalency will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee designated by the Rank and Tenure Committee, consisting of the following:
one member of the Rank and Tenure Committee selected from the at-large faculty representatives, who serves as chairperson,
two individuals representing the specialized discipline of the applicant. They must have at least the rank of Associate Professor at an accredited and recognized college or university. Recommendations other than the professional advisor may be made by the applicant, but it is the responsibility of the Rank and Tenure Committee to make the appointments.
Any expenses incurred by members of the ad hoc committee, such as travel, lodging, meals, etc., are the responsibility of the applicant.
The ad hoc committee directs its conclusions on doctoral equivalency to the Rank and Tenure Committee, which makes a recommendation to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.