Faculty Handbook

Supervision of Academic Work by Relatives

Last updated: 3/22/1994


The following policy was approved at the March 22, 1994 meeting of the Academic Council.

No faculty member may:

  1. serve as a member of a relative's graduate committee;
  2. serve as a member of a relative's honor's thesis, master's thesis degree, or doctoral dissertation committee;
  3. directly assign a grade to a relative enrolled in her or his class. (Exceptions to this policy may be made with prior approval of the appropriate administrator.)

This policy does not prevent enrollment of a student in a class taught by a relative. It does require disclosure and assurance of fair grading, i.e., grading by a disinterested party.

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