Associate Member is an unofficial position given to a faculty member when there is a need for members of one department to have a formal arrangement to participate in teaching and research activities in another department, but when a joint appointment is not necessary.
Associate Members may, in the department with which they are informally associated, have one or more of the following as responsibilities and privileges:
- Access to departmental research facilities
- Participate in the departmental teaching programme
- Supervise graduate students in the department (must meet Senate eligibility requirements for supervising graduate students)
- Voting rights
- Use of equipment etc.
Both Heads and the Dean (if cross faculty then both Deans must also approve).
This type of appointment is not processed by Faculty Relations; it can be done interdepartmentally by letter only.