The following criteria must be met when establishing your committee:
All committees require a chair and at least one committee member. The majority of members come from the student's department/school. Inquire within your department to learn the required number of members.
Your chair and a majority of the members of the committee must be full members of your department’s graduate faculty. You can identify these faculty members through the Graduate Catalog or by contacting the Graduate School (438-2583).
The other members of the committee may have associate graduate faculty status from inside or outside your department, or come from outside ISU if they bring special expertise to your study;
A vita will be required for any committee member without ISU Graduate Faculty status (including those outside ISU). The vita can be submitted with your proposal approval form.
If any of the above criteria are not met, an exception may be requested from the Graduate School.
The proposal approval form will be completed in the next step of the thesis/dissertation process, which officially establishes your thesis/dissertation committee.